Klassekampen

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Klassekampen
Klassekampen logo.gif
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Red Party (Norway) (20%)
Foreningen Klassekampens venner (17%)
Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (15%)
Mater AS (5%)
Oktoberstiftelsen (5%)
Industri Energi (5%)
Others
Editor Bjørgulv Braanen
Founded 1969
Political alignment Socialism
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Circulation 21,648 (2015)
Website www.klassekampen.no

Klassekampen (English: The Class Struggle) is a Norwegian daily newspaper, which styles itself as "the daily left-wing newspaper".

Its circulation is 21,648 (2015). Since the year 2000 Klasskampen has more than trebled its circulation, in a period where most Norwegian newspapers have been in sharp decline.

Klassekampen's owners include Norway's Red Party, the association Klassekampens venner ("Friends of Klassekampen"), and several trade unions.

History and profile[edit]

Klassekampen was founded in 1969 with a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist platform, but has developed into a radical-left newspaper with the following mission statement:

The newspaper Klassekampen shall do serious, critical journalism, with versatile political and economical disclosures of exploitation, suppression and environmental damage - as well as inspire and contribute to ideological criticism, organizing and political struggle against such conditions, on the basis of a revolutionary, socialistic view.

The paper is based in Oslo.[1] Until recently Klassekampen was owned by The Workers' Communist Party, but it is today owned by Rødt, Fagforbundet, OktoPax and Industri Energi among others.

Bjørgulv Braanen has been the editor of Klassekampen since 2002, succeeding Jon Michelet in the post. Weekly columnists include Paul Bjerke, Arild Rønsen and Dag Seierstad, and cartoonist Hallvard Skauge contributes on Saturdays.

On Saturdays the newspaper features a book magazine. Editors of this section have been Bendik Wold (2006–2008) and Karin Haugen (2008–present).

Klassekampen did not support the EU membership of Norway.[2]

Chief editors[edit]

Jon Michelet, chief editor 1997–2002

Circulation[edit]

Circulation 1980 - 2015
  • 1980: 7219
  • 1981: 7633
  • 1982: 7920
  • 1983: 7920
  • 1984: 8008
  • 1985: 7780
  • 1986: 8020
  • 1987: 8110
  • 1988: 8185
  • 1989: 8449
  • 1990: 8206
  • 1991: 9232
  • 1992: 10042
  • 1993: 9692
  • 1994: 9822
  • 1995: 9103
  • 1996: 7796
  • 1997: 8087
  • 1998: 6506
  • 1999: 6477
  • 2000: 6557
  • 2001: 6648
  • 2002: 6929
  • 2003: 7178
  • 2004: 7512
  • 2005: 8759
  • 2006: 10109[3]
  • 2007: 11386[4]
  • 2008: 12109[5]
  • 2009: 13265[6]
  • 2010: 14390
  • 2011: 15390
  • 2012: 16353
  • 2013: 17648
  • 2014: 19253
  • 2015: 21648

Employees[edit]

Former employees

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gisle Andersen (2012). Exploring Newspaper Language: Using the Web to Create and Investigate a Large Corpus of Modern Norwegian. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 197. ISBN 90-272-0354-7. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Sigurd Allern (2002). "Journalistic and Commercial News Values. News Organizations as Patrons of an Institution and Market Actors" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 2 (2). Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  3. ^ «Avisenes leser- og opplagstall for 2006» Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. from Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, 12 February 2007
  4. ^ «Avisenes leser- og opplagstall for 2007» from Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, 14 February 2008
  5. ^ «Avisenes leser- og opplagstall for 2008» Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine. from Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, 17 February 2009
  6. ^ «Avisenes leser- og opplagstall for 2009» from Mediebedriftenes Landsforening, 16 February 2010
  7. ^ "Ny M tegner for Klassekampen". Klassekampen. 2015-08-22. p. 50. 

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