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The front page of the norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen (at that time: "Trondhjems Adresseavis") from the 17th of May 1905.
|Owner(s)||Adresseavisen Media Group
|Founded||3 July 1767|
History and profile
The newspaper was first published on 3 July 1767 as Kongelig allene privilegerede Trondheims Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, making it the oldest Norwegian newspaper still being published. The paper was originally founded as a classified publication. The name of the newspaper changed several times before its present name began to be used in 1927. Locally it is often referred to as Adressa. The newspaper is based in Trondheim and covers the areas of Trøndelag and Nordmøre.
Martinus Lind Nissen (1744–1795) was the founder and first editor of Adresseavisen. At his death, Nissen was succeeded by Mathias Conrad Peterson, a French-oriented revolutionary pioneering radical journalism in Norway. Later editors, however, have been more conservative. In Peterson's age the paper was renamed Trondhjemske Tidender (roughly Trondhjem Times) and began to look more like a modern newspaper. Changing names, owners and profile several times during the 19th century, the paper was named Trondhjems Adresseavis in 1890. Its first press picture was seen in 1893. During the 1920s, the paper nearly bankrupted, but it was saved by the new editor, Harald Houge Torp, who had the position until 1969.
Adresseavisen describes itself as conservative and is part of the Adresseavisen Media Group which also owns several smaller local newspapers in the Trøndelag region. It also owns and operates a local radio station, Radio-Adressa, and a local TV station, TV-Adressa (prior to 30 January 2006: TVTrøndelag). In addition, the company owns the local newspapers Fosna-Folket, Hitra-Frøya, Levanger-Avisa, Sør-Trøndelag, Trønderbladet and Verdalingen. As of 2006 Schibsted had a share of the paper (31.7%). Stocks in Adresseavisen are traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Adressavisen became the first Norwegian newspaper to use computer technology in 1967. Its website was launched in 1996. Gunnar Flikke was editor-in-chief from 1989 to 2006. Adresseavisen switched from broadsheet to tabloid format on 16 September 2006.
The circulation of Adresseavisen was 87,000 copies in 2003. The paper had a circulation of 79,000 copies in 2005. Its circulation was 70,089 copies in 2012. The 2013 circulation of the paper was 67,325 copies.
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- Adresseavisen's online edition
- Historical issues from 1767 onwards at the National Library of Norway