Norran (previously named Norra Västerbotten), is a Swedish newspaper. It is published in Skellefteå, and chiefly distributed in the northern parts of Västerbotten. It was founded by a group of liberal newspaper enthusiasts led by Anton Wikström from Jörn in 1910. The first official edition was published 1 January 1911. It has a daily circulation of 30,200 and is owned by the foundation Skelleftepress. The stated position of the editorial is liberal.
It has been published on the Internet since February 1996 and the main news service is freely available.
In correlation with the newspaper's 100-year-anniversary, the staff announced on January 4, that its name would be changed into Norran, a name which has been used by its readers for decades. The official web site's URL was already Norran.se.
- Anton Wikström 1913–1935
- Zolo Stärner 1935–1953
- K H Wikström 1953–1978
- Rolf Brandt 1978–1989
- Stig Ericsson 1989–1997
- Birger Thuresson 1997–1999
- Ola Theander 1999-2004
- Sofia Olsson Olsén 2004–2006
- Anders Steinvall 2006–2008
- Anette Novak 2009–2011
- Lars Andersson 2012–
- "Norran byter namn till Norran" [Norran changes its name to Norran] (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. January 4, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- "Norra Västerbotten byter namn" [Norra Västerbotten changes its name] (in Swedish). Medievärlden. January 4, 2010. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
- History of Norra Västerbotten (in Swedish)
- Information about Norra Västerbotten (in Swedish)
- Facts about Norra Västerbotten (in Swedish)