The Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑlɣəmeːn ˈdɑɣblɑt]; English: General Daily Paper), also known by its initialism AD ([aːˈdeː]) is a Dutch daily newspaper based in Rotterdam.

Algemeen Dagblad
PublisherDPG Media
Editor-in-chiefRennie Rijpma
Founded1946; 77 years ago (1946)
WebsiteAlgemeen Dagblad

History and profile edit

Algemeen Dagblad was founded in 1946. The paper is published in tabloid format and is headquartered in Rotterdam. Its regional focus includes the cities and regions around Rotterdam, Utrecht and The Hague.[1] In South Holland and Utrecht it is published and distributed with local dailies.[1] The national edition is for sale everywhere and distributed throughout the rest of the Netherlands. AD is owned by DPG Media (known as De Persgroep until 2019)[2] and is published by PCM Uitgevers NV.[3]

AD includes a regional supplement in the districts previously served by these regional papers. Two of them, the AD Haagsche Courant (for The Hague region) and the AD Rotterdams Dagblad (for the Rotterdam region) appear in both a morning and an evening edition.

  • Rotterdams Dagblad -> AD Rotterdams Dagblad
  • Goudsche Courant -> AD Groene Hart
  • Rijn & Gouwe -> AD Groene Hart
  • Haagsche Courant -> AD Haagsche Courant
  • Utrechts Nieuwsblad -> AD Utrechts Nieuwsblad
  • Amersfoortsche Courant -> AD Amersfoortsche Courant
  • De Dordtenaar -> AD De Dordtenaar
  • Dagblad Rivierenland -> AD Rivierenland

Chief editors edit

Chief editor Service
Jan Schraver 1946–1947
G.N. Leenders 1947–1949
G.A.W. Zalsman 1949–1950
Jacques Ratté 1950–1958
Anton van der Vet 1958–1968
Huibert Nicolaas Appel 1968–1974
Ron Abram & Karel Giel 1975–1980
Ron Abram 1980–1993
Peter van Dijk 1993–2000
Oscar Garschagen 2000–2003
Willem Ammerlaan 2003–2004
Jan Bonjer 2004–2009
Peter de Jonge 2009–2010
Christiaan Ruesink 2010–2016
Hans Nijenhuis 2016–2021[4]
Rennie Rijpma Since 2021

Het Vaderland edit

Het Vaderland was an independent newspaper founded in the Hague in 1869. In 1972, it became a regional supplement of Algemeen Dagblad for The Hague. In 1982, the newspaper was dissolved.[5]

Circulation edit

In the period of 1995–1996 AD had a circulation of 401,000 copies, making it the second best-selling paper in the country.[6] In 2001 its circulation was 335,000 copies.[7] In 2013 the paper was the second largest paid newspaper of the Netherlands after De Telegraaf.[8] After a merger with seven regional newspapers on 1 September 2005 and ongoing reduction in readership, it had an average circulation merger of 365,912 copies in 2014.[8] In 2017, it was down to 341,249 copies.

References edit

  1. ^ a b Newspaper evaluation sheet Archived 2 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine European University Institute. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ Bart Van Besien (29 October 2010). "The case of Belgium". Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe (PDF). Athens: The Mediadem Consortium. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  3. ^ "A view on media concentration" (PDF). The Netherlands Media Authority. September 2002. Archived from the original (Report) on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Hans Nijenhuis nieuwe hoofdredacteur van het Algemeen Dagblad".
  5. ^ "Vaderland, Het (1869–1982)". SHIE (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 December 2021.
  6. ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 1998. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6.
  7. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Betaalde oplage grootste kranten daalt verder". Telegraaf. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015.

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