|Owner(s)||De Persgroep Nederland|
|Headquarters||Marten Meesweg 35, 3068 AV, Rotterdam|
The Algemeen Dagblad or AD is a Dutch daily newspaper. After a merger with 7 regional newspapers on 1 september 2005 and ongoing reduction in readership, it has an average circulation merger of 365,912 copies in 2014. This makes it the second largest paid newspaper of the Netherlands, after De Telegraaf (488,902 copies). AD is published in tabloid format. Production of the newspaper is in Rotterdam. The publication employs 550 journalists in the Netherlands and abroad. The AD is owned by De Persgroep Nederland.
History and profile
Algemeen Dagblad was founded in 1946. In the period of 1995–1996 the paper had a circulation of 401,000 copies, making it the second best-selling paper in the country.
In September 2005, the paper merged with several regional newspapers. The regional newspapers disappeared and instead the AD includes a regional supplement in the districts previously served by these regional papers. Two of them, the AD Haagsche Courant (for The Hague region) and the AD Rotterdams Dagblad (for the Rotterdam region) appear in both a morning and an evening edition.
- Rotterdams Dagblad -> AD Rotterdams Dagblad
- Goudsche Courant -> AD Groene Hart
- Rijn & Gouwe -> AD Groene Hart
- Haagsche Courant -> AD Haagsche Courant
- Utrechts Nieuwsblad -> AD Utrechts Nieuwsblad
- Amersfoortsche Courant -> AD Amersfoortsche Courant
- De Dordtenaar -> AD De Dordtenaar
- Dagblad Rivierenland -> AD Rivierenland
- Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 1 December 2014.