Fædrelandsvennen

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Fædrelandsvennen
Fædrelandsvennen logo.jpg
Type Daily except sundays (6 days a week newspaper)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Schibsted ASA
Editor Eivind Ljøstad
Founded 1875; 141 years ago (1875)
Political alignment Liberal
Language Norwegian
Headquarters Kristiansand, Norway
Website www.fvn.no

Fædrelandsvennen (Friend of the Fatherland) is a regional newspaper based in Kristiansand, Norway, covering the southernmost part of the country, (Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder), focusing especially on the area between Mandal and Lillesand (west and east of Kristiansand).

The newspaper is owned by Schibsted. As of 2016, at least 30% of Schibsted is controlled by foreign banks and insurance companies such as Goldman Sachs.

History and profile[edit]

Fædrelandsvennen was established by Petrus Emilius Johanssen and Ole Christian Tangen in 1875.[1] It is owned by the Schibsted media company and has its headquarters in Kristiansand.[1] Eivind Ljøstad was appointed editor-in-chief of the paper in 2010.[1][2] It is published six days per week.[1][2]

It was Fædrelandsvennen which first reported on 29 December 1999 the relationship of Crown Prince of Norway with his future wife, Mette-Marit.[3]

On 16 September 2006 Fædrelandsvennen was switched from broadsheet to tabloid format.[4] On 14 May 2012, the newspaper introduced paid content for their online site—only subscribers can access the online newspaper in full.[2][5]

Fædrelandsvennen has 235 employees and has 116,000 daily readers.[6] The newspaper is owned by Schibsted.[7] At least 30% of Schibsted is controlled by foreign banks and insurance companies such as Goldman Sachs.[8]

Circulation[edit]

The circulation of Fædrelandsvennen was 45,000 copies in 2003.[9]

Confirmed circulation figures by Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (Newspaper Publishers' Association), Norway:[10]

  • 2006: 42,642
  • 2007: 41,326[11]
  • 2008: 40,729
  • 2009: 39,454
  • 2010: 37,934[6]
  • 2012: 35,441[2]
  • 2014: 34,065
  • 2015: 32,739

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Annual Report 2010". Schibsted. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Nina Kvalheim (2014). "News Behind the Wall" (PDF). Nordicom Review 34: 25–42. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Neil Blain; Hugh O'Donnell (2003). Media, Monarchy and Power. Intellect Books. p. 269. ISBN 978-1-84150-043-0. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "A Small World – Role Models In Scandinavia" (PDF). Göteborgs University. 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Bergmo, Tonje; Jappee, Gjermund; Haugen, Halvor (14 May 2012). "Fædrelandsvennen tar betalt for nettinnhold". Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Media Norway
  7. ^ http://www.proff.no/roller/f%C3%A6drelandsvennen-as/kristiansand/aviser-fagblader-og-tidsskrifter/Z0I40GQ3/
  8. ^ http://www.proff.no/roller/schibsted-asa/oslo/-/Z0I3KMX5/
  9. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  10. ^ Medienorge - fakta om norske massemedier - hovedsiden (Norwegian)
  11. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Göteborg. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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