Tønsbergs Blad

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Tønsbergs Blad
Mediahuset, the headquarters of Tønsbergs Blad.

Tønsbergs Blad is a local newspaper published in Tønsberg, Norway. The newspaper was founded by printer Hans Jørgen Magnus Hansen on 3 August 1870, with an initial circulation of 210 copies. By the turn of the century the circulation had grown to 2,600.[1] In 1881 the newspaper was purchased by Tønsbergs Aktietrykkeri, to operate as a conservative publication. In 1986 Orkla Media AS – part of the Orkla Group – took over ownership. When this company was taken over by the Mecom Group in 2006, it changed name to Edda Media.[1]

Tønsbergs Blad had a circulation of 30,354 in 2007, of which 29,404 were through subscription and 950 through other sales.[2] The newspaper employs 98 people full-time, and the editor in chief is Håkon Borud.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Tønsbergs Blad historikk" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Tønsbergs Blad" (in Norwegian). Medieregisteret. Retrieved 2008-10-16. [dead link]