Verdens Gang

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Verdens Gang
VG logo.svg
Front page
Front page from 8 October 2006. Featured in the cover story is Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Schibsted ASA
Editor Torry Pedersen
Founded 1945
Political alignment None
Headquarters Akersgata 55, Oslo, Norway
Official website www.vg.no

Verdens Gang (lit.: "The way of the world" or "The course of the world" or even "The gait of the world"), generally known under the abbreviation VG, is a Norwegian tabloid newspaper. The editor in chief is Torry Pedersen.[1]

VG is Norway’s second largest print newspapers, measured in circulation, but has the largest number of readers,[2] with a daily readership of 631,000 in 2013.[3] It was for many years the largest newspaper in Norway, but was surpassed by Aftenposten in 2010.[4] It is often referred to as a red top newspaper. VG is also one of the most award-winning newspapers in Norway for its journalism.[5] In 2010 the newspaper had 10 different revealing news-stories [6] competing for the prestigious Skup-prisen.[citation needed]

VG was established by members of the resistance movement shortly after the country was liberated from German occupation in 1945. Christian A. R. Christensen served as its first editor in chief and the first issue was published on 23 June 1945.[7]

VG is owned by the media conglomerate Schibsted, which also owns Norway’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten, as well as newspapers in Sweden and Estonia and shares in some of Norway’s larger regional newspapers.

Verdens Gang is not affiliated with any political party.

VG Nett[edit]

VG Nett is VG's news site online, operated through its wholly owned subsidiary VG Multimedia. VG Nett made a net operating profit of 40 percent in 2006, making it an unusually successful online media operation.[8]

Circulation[edit]

Numbers from the Norwegian Media Businesses' Association, Mediebedriftenes Landsforening.

  • 1980: 200 536
  • 1981: 227 191
  • 1982: 240 302
  • 1983: 256 747
  • 1984: 269 140
  • 1985: 290 705
  • 1986: 317 049
  • 1987: 333 698
  • 1988: 345 636
  • 1989: 360 331
  • 1990: 367 036
  • 1991: 365 318
  • 1992: 374 092
  • 1993: 377 575
  • 1994: 386 137
  • 1995: 371 238
  • 1996: 356 861
  • 1997: 370 115
  • 1998: 364 619
  • 1999: 373 552
  • 2000: 375 983
  • 2001: 387 508
  • 2002: 390 510
  • 2003: 380 190
  • 2004: 365 266
  • 2005: 343 703
  • 2006: 315 549
  • 2007: 309 610
  • 2008: 284 414
  • 2009: 262 374
Circulation of VG 1980 - 2009

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernt Olufsen går av som VG-redaktør" (in Norwegian). VG. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011. 
  2. ^ VGs kanaler er mest lest - VG Nett om Media
  3. ^ http://medienorge.uib.no/english/?cat=statistikk&medium=avis&queryID=273&aspekt=oppdatering, Readership of Norwegian print newspapers 2013, MEDIANORWAY ©2014
  4. ^ Mediebedriftene.no. Retrieved on 2009-02-01.[verification needed]
  5. ^ SKUP - Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse
  6. ^ Gravejournalistisk bonanza | Journalisten.no
  7. ^ "Verdens Gang" (in Norwegian). NorgesLexi.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  8. ^ Pfanner, Eric. (2007-02-18) "Norwegian newspaper publisher finds the secret to profiting online". International Herald Tribune. Archived on 2007-02-20. Retrieved on 2009-02-01.

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