Klassekampen

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Not to be confused with Klassekampen (1909–1940).
Klassekampen
Klassekampen logo.gif
Type Daily newspaper
Editor Bjørgulv Braanen
Founded 1969
Political alignment Socialism
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Circulation 17,648 (2013)
Website Homepage

Klassekampen (English: The Class Struggle) is a Norwegian daily newspaper, which styles itself as "the daily left-wing newspaper".

Klassekampen was founded in 1969 with a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist platform, but has developed into an independent radical-left newspaper with the following mission statement:

The newspaper Klassekampen shall do serious, critical journalism, with versatile political and economical disclosures of explotation, suppression and environmental damage - as well as inspire and contribute to ideological criticism, organizing and political struggle against such conditions, on the basis of a revolutionary, socialistic view.

Until recently it was owned by The Workers' Communist Party, but is today owned by Rødt, Fagforbundet, OktoPax and Industri Energi among others.

Bjørgulv Braanen has been the editor of Klassekampen since 2002, succeeding Jon Michelet. Weekly columnists include Paul Bjerke, Arild Rønsen and Dag Seierstad, and cartoonist Hallvard Skauge contributes on Saturdays.

On Saturdays the newspaper features a book magazine. Editors of this section have been Bendik Wold (2006–2008) and Karin Haugen (2008–present).

Chief editors[edit]

Jon Michelet, chief editor 1997–2002

Circulation[edit]

Klassekampen has a readership of more than 50,000 on week days and 90,000 on Saturdays.[1]

  • 1980: 7 219
  • 1981: 7 633
  • 1982: 7 920
  • 1983: 7 920
  • 1984: 8 008
  • 1985: 7 780
  • 1986: 8 020
  • 1987: 8 110
  • 1988: 8 185
  • 1989: 8 449
  • 1990: 8 206
  • 1991: 9 232
  • 1992: 10 042
  • 1993: 9 692
  • 1994: 9 822
  • 1995: 9 103
  • 1996: 7 796
  • 1997: 8 087
  • 1998: 6 506
  • 1999: 6 477
  • 2000: 6 557
  • 2001: 6 648
  • 2002: 6 929
  • 2003: 7 178
  • 2004: 7 512
  • 2005: 8 759
  • 2006: 10 109 [2]
  • 2007: 11 386 [3]
  • 2008: 12 109 [4]
  • 2009: 13 265 [5]
  • 2010: 14 390
  • 2011: 15 390
  • 2012: 16 353
  • 2013: 17 648
Circulation 1980 - 2013

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