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Nordlys newspaper Tromso.jpg
Nordlys headquarters building in Tromsø
Owner(s) A-Pressen
Founded 1902
Headquarters Tromsø
Circulation 26,000 (2009)
Website Nordlys

Nordlys is a Norwegian newspaper published in Tromsø,[1] covering the region of Troms, and the largest newspaper in Northern Norway.

History and profile[edit]

Nordlys was founded in 1902 by Alfred Eriksen, who also was its first editor-in-chief. The paper is owned by A-Pressen.[2]

Among the later editors are Ivan Kristoffersen, who edited the newspaper from 1982 to 1997, and Hans Kr. Amundsen who served in the position from 2001 to 2011.[3] Its chief editor is Anders Opdahl.

In 2008 Nordlys had a circulation of 26,714 copies. It was 26,000 copies in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b Eli Skogerbø; Marte Winsvold (2011). "Audiences on the move? Use and assessment of local print and online newspapers". European Journal of Communication 26 (3): 218. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 127. Retrieved 6 January 2015.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Nordlys". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 

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