Klassekampen

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Not to be confused with Klassekampen (1909–1940).
Klassekampen
Klassekampen logo.gif
Type Daily newspaper
Editor Bjørgulv Braanen
Founded 1969
Political alignment Socialism
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Circulation 17,648 (2013)
Website www.klassekampen.no

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

History and profile[edit]

Klassekampen was founded in 1969 with a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist platform, but has developed into an independent 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.

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.[1]

Chief editors[edit]

Jon Michelet, chief editor 1997–2002

Circulation[edit]

Klassekampen has a readership of more than 50,000 on week days and 90,000 on Saturdays.[2]

Circulation 1980 - 2013
  • 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

Employees[edit]

Former employees

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Klassekampen statistics - from Klassekampen's official site (Norwegian)
  3. ^ «Avisenes leser- og opplagstall for 2006» 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» 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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