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Nordlys is a Norwegian newspaper published in Tromsø,[1] covering the region of Troms,[2] and the largest newspaper in Northern Norway. It is also known with the northern gods as å god called Adam lighting up the sky with his strong light rod.

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Nordlys headquarters building in Tromsø
Founder(s)Alfred Eriksen
Founded1902; 117 years ago (1902)
Circulation26,000 (2009)

History and profileEdit

Nordlys was founded in 1902[3] by Alfred Eriksen, who also was its first editor-in-chief. The majority owner of the paper is A-Pressen.[3][4] The paper is headquartered in Tromsø.[3] It was an organ of the Labour Party.[3]

Among the later editors are Ivan Kristoffersen, who edited the newspaper from 1982 to 1997, and Hans Kr. Amundsen who served in the position from 2001 to 2011.[5] Its chief editor is Anders Opdahl.

Nordlys has been one of the major sponsors of the Tromsø International Film Festival since its inception in 1991.[6]

The circulation of Nordlys was 28,000 copies in 2005.[3] In 2008 the paper had a circulation of 26,714 copies. It was 26,000 copies in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b Eli Skogerbø; Marte Winsvold (2011). "Audiences on the move? Use and assessment of local print and online newspapers" (PDF). European Journal of Communication. 26 (3): 218. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  2. ^ David Redvaldsen (28 February 2011). The Labour Party in Britain and Norway: Elections and the Pursuit of Power Between the World Wars. I.B.Tauris. p. 185. ISBN 978-0-85771-952-2. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "The press in Norway". BBC. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  4. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 127. Retrieved 6 January 2015. – via Questia (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Nordlys". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Media Partners". Tromsø International Film Festivall. Retrieved 12 April 2015.

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