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Firda Media - Avishuset Firda.jpg
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Kristian Ulltang
Founded1917; 103 years ago (1917)
Circulation11,972 (2013)

Firda is a Norwegian daily newspaper, published in Sunnfjord, Norway.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Firda was founded in 1917 by Kristian Ulltang, who also was its first editor. The paper was published twice per week in the 1960s.[2] Its frequency was six times per week in the 1990s.[2] Its editor-in-chief is Jan Atle Stang.[3][4]

In 1999 Firda was the recipient of the European Newspaper Award in the category of local newspaper.[5]

At the beginning of the 1960s the circulation of Firda was about 6,000 copies.[2] In the 1990s it had a circulation of about 15,000 copies,[2][6] making it the major newspaper in Vestland.[2] In 2009 its circulation was 13,500 copies.[7] The 2013 circulation of the paper was 11,972 copies.[8]


  1. ^ Petra Broomans; Ester Jiresch (2011). The Invasion of Books in Peripheral Literary Fields: Transmitting Preferences and Images in Media, Networks and Translation. Barkhuis. p. 56. ISBN 978-94-91431-06-7. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Sigurd Høst (1999). "Newspaper Growth in the Television Era. The Norwegian Experience" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Firda". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. ^ Terje Eggum (2010). "Firda". In Flo, Idar (ed.). Norske aviser fra A til Å. Norsk presses historie 1660–2010 (in Norwegian). 4. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 104. ISBN 978-82-15-01604-7.
  5. ^ "DIE WELT als Europas schönste Tageszeitung ausgezeichnet". Die Welt. 11 November 1999. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  6. ^ The Nordic Languages. Walter de Gruyter. 1 January 2005. p. 2044. ISBN 978-3-11-019706-8.
  7. ^ Eli Skogerbø; Marte Winsvold (2011). "Audiences on the move? Use and assessment of local print and online newspapers" (PDF). European Journal of Communication. 26 (3): 218. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Newspaper circulation 2013". Media Norway. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

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