Ny Tid

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Not to be confused with Ny Tid (Finland), a Finland-Swedish weekly magazine or Ny Tid (Trondheim), an earlier newspaper based in Trondheim.
Ny Tid
Ny Tid (Norway) logo.gif
Type Weekly News magazine
Editor Dag Herbjørnsrud
Founded 1975
Political alignment Left-wing politics
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Circulation 4,774 (2009)
Official website Homepage

Ny Tid (English: New Time) is Norway's only international news magazine, published in Newsweek-format every Friday. Politically, its history and editorial line is on the left side of the political spectrum and, until its recent sale, it was founded and owned by the Socialist Left Party of Norway. It is currently owned by new media group, Monitor Medier. It is based on marxist analysis of present day capitalism.

Ny Tid is headed by author and historian Dag Herbjørnsrud who was formerly the political columnist for Al-Jazeera's English website. [1]

History[edit]

Political Past[edit]

Ny Tid's predecessor was the weekly Orientering, which was founded as an independent weekly in January 1953.

The newspaper gained notability thanks to the quality, reputation, and success of its writers including Sigurd Evensmo (the first editor-in-chief), Jens Bjørneboe, and Johan Borgen. Evensmo was a member of the Student's Communist Organisation and had been active in the resistance against the Nazis in Norway; Bjørneboe was a self-described anarcho-nihilist who was at the center of literary life in Norway; and Borgen was an author sent to prison by the Nazis for his writings.

In 1975 Orientering was included in the new Ny Tid. From 1975 until 1998 Ny Tid was owned by the Socialist Left Party (SV).

On January 24, 2006 the publishing house Damm, a part of Egmont, bought 100 percent of Ny Tid. On January 27, 2006 Ny Tid was relaunched as Norway's first news magazine. In January 2008 the magazine was transferred to a new media group, Monitor Medier, which at the same time also purchased the monthly Le Monde Diplomatique.

Voices Without Borders[edit]

Every week an exclusive column is printed, in which writers from free speech-challenged countries are invited to comment and outline. These columnists are: Parvin Ardalan, Nawal El Saadawi, Irshad Manji, Elena Milashina, Katiuska Natera, Martha Roque, Blessing Musariri, Tsering Woeser, Orzala Ashraf Nemat and Natalia Novozhilova. The columns are mostly written in English. The project is called "Voices Without Borders" and is a project in memory of Anna Politkovskaja, who was a Ny Tid columnist from February 10 to October 7, 2006.[1]

Content and Style[edit]

Since the relaunch in January 2006, the independent magazine, regularly prints exclusive columns by writers like Noreena Hertz (Great Britain), Irshad Manji (Canada), Anna Funder (Australia), Shah Muhammad Rais (Afghanistan), Saskia Sassen (USA), Natalia Novozhilova, and Anna Politkovskaya (Russia), the independent journalist assassinated after a series of articles she published about corruption and the KGB under the Putin presidency.

The magazine has a global outlook with most of its articles focusing on current events across the globe. It is published in Norwegian for its print edition and in both English and Norwegian for its online edition. It covers politics, culture, environmental issues, and international affairs. The current editor is Dag Herbjørnsrud. The editorial staff is based in Oslo, while the correspondents are situated in five continents.

Ny Tid has links to Al-Jazeera and to Le Monde Diplomatique and frequently shares content with both online publications.

Editors[edit]

Circulation[edit]

As a newspaper:

  • 1979: 16 267
  • 1980: 15 117
  • 1981: 15 662
  • 1982: 15 474
  • 1983: 14 722
  • 1984: 14 945
  • 1985: 13 482
  • 1986: 12 659
  • 1987: 10 877
  • 1988: 9 803
  • 1989: 9 071
  • 1990: 8 021
  • 1991: 8 212
  • 1992: 8 155
  • 1993: na
  • 1994: 6 950
  • 1995: 5 704
  • 1996: 5 593
  • 1997: 4 722
  • 1998: 4 772
  • 1999: 4 095
  • 2000: 3 939
  • 2001: 4 599
  • 2002: 4 834
  • 2003: 4 519
  • 2004: 4 199
  • 2005: 4 320

As a magazine:

  • 2006: 9 258
  • 2007: 7 671
  • 2008: 4 811
  • 2009: 4 774
Ny Tid: Circulation 1979 - 2009.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ny Tid International : Ny Tid, Voices Without Borders

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