Gazet van Antwerpen
|Sister newspapers||Het Belang van Limburg|
History and profile
Gazet van Antwerpen was established in 1891. Its editor was Jan Baptist Napolitaan Van Os, a Catholic. Shortly afterwards, the company NV De Vlijt took over the newspaper. Circulation rose to 25,000 in 1893 and 40,000 in 1896. Around World War I, its circulation was just short of 100,000.
In 1973, Gazet van Antwerpen reached its peak of 210,000. The NV De Vlijt merged into the Regionale Uitgeversgroep with Concentra Holding in 1996, the publisher of Het Belang van Limburg which became its sister newspaper. Concentra was listed on the Euronext Brussels until 2004.
First Native Roman Catholic Parish Priest from the Belgian Congo, early 1900s
Presentation of the first edition of the Gazet van Antwerpen Trophy, 1987
- Jan Baptist Napolitaan Van Os (1891–1893),
- Jan van Kerckhoven (1893–1899)
- Frans Goris (1899–1938)
- Louis Kiebooms (1938–1949)
- Louis Meerts (1949–1985)
- Lou De Clerck (1985–1991)
- Jos Huypens (1991–1996)
- Luc Van Loon (1996–2004)
- Luc Rademakers (2004–2007 )
- Pascal Kerkhove (2007–present)
In 2007 the paper had a circulation of 109,472 copies, making it the fourth best-selling newspaper in the country. The circulation of Gazet van Antwerpen was 105,151 copies in 2008 and 103,149 copies in 2009. Its circulation was 102,100 copies in 2010 and 99,150 copies in 2011.
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