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Lofotposten is a newspaper published in Lofoten, with its headquarters located in Svolvær. It is the biggest publication in Northern Norway.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The newspaper was established by Joh. E. Paulsen in 1896. Following the occupation of Norway by Nazis the paper was taken by them in 1941.[1] Since 1995 the newspaper is owned by Amedia. It mainly focuses on the Lofoten area. It had a circulation of 7,133 copies in 2008.[2] Jan Eivind Fredly is the editor.


  1. ^ a b Kaarle Nordenstreng; Ulf Jonas Björk; Frank Beyersdorf; Svennik Høyer; Epp Lauk (26 January 2016). A History of the International Movement of Journalists: Professionalism Versus Politics. Palgrave Macmillan UK. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-137-53055-4. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Lofotposten Store Norske Leksikon, Retrieved 21 March 2013

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