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Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact (Tabloid)
Owner(s) Morgenbladet AS
Editor Anna B. Jenssen
Founded 1819
Political alignment None
Language Norwegian
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Circulation 23,637 (2010)
Morgenbladet of 2 January 1820

Morgenbladet (Norwegian for "The Morning Paper") is a Norwegian weekly newspaper.

History and profile[edit]

Morgenbladet was founded in 1819[1] by the book printer Niels Wulfsberg. The paper is the country's first daily newspaper.[1] For a long time, it was also the country's biggest newspaper. It was closed down by the German Wehrmacht during World War II. After the war it grew more conservative, and struggled to survive, partly because it refused to give in to commercialism and carry ads. It was briefly rejuvenated in the 1980s under Hans Geelmuyden, who resigned along with most of the editorial staff after numerous conflicts with the owner.

In 1993, Morgenbladet was bought by Truls Lie and turned into a weekly newspaper, now more highbrow in tone, with emphasis on culture, art, literature and politics. It has a current circulation of 23.637 with 95.000 readers. Alf van der Hagen has been the editor since 2003.

On the board of Morgenbladet AS are Bjørn Smith-Simonsen (chairman), Cato Hellesjø, Erling Dokk Holm, Anine Kierulf, Inger Anne Naterstad, Maria Reinertsen, Cato Schiøtz, Jon Kåre Time

Chief editors[edit]

  • Anna B Jenssen[2] (2012-incumbent)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Bernard A. Cook (2001). Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia. Taylor & Francis. p. 935. ISBN 978-0-8153-4058-4. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Cathrine Elnan (25 June 2012). "Anna B Jenssen er Morgenbladets nye sjef". Aftenposten. Retrieved 25 November 2014.