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Romsdals Budstikke is a daily (except Sundays) newspaper published in Molde, Norway.

Romsdals Budstikke
Romsdals Budstikke 1854.jpg
Romsdals Budstikke front page, 1854
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Polaris Media
PublisherGuardian Media Group
EditorØyvind Bruvoll
Founded4 July 1843; 176 years ago (1843-07-04)
Political alignmentindependent-liberal
LanguageNorwegian
HeadquartersMolde, Norway
CountryNorway
Websiterbnett.no

History and profileEdit

Romsdals Budstikke was established in 1843. Politically the paper is liberal and used to be a newspaper for the Liberal Party, but has been independent since 1973. The coverage area includes Molde, Rauma, Vestnes, Midsund, Aukra, Sandøy, Nesset, Eide, Gjemnes, and Fræna.[1]

Mecom owned Romsdals Budstikke until February 2009, when it was sold to the Polaris Media.[2]

In the 1970s, the paper won a circulation war with its local competitor, Romsdal Folkeblad.[3] In 2013 Romsdals Budstikke was named Newspaper of the Year in Norway.[4]

Romsdals Budstikke had an all-time high circulation of 19,004 in 1999.[5] In 2008 the circulation was 18,648.[1] Its circulation was 12,632 copies and 14,903 digital subscribers in 2017[5] and 11,725 copies and 15,798 digital subscribers in 2019.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Romsdals Budstikke Store Norske Leksikon, Retrieved 30 March 2013 (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Amanda Andrews (18 February 2009). "Mecom sells Norwegian newspaper assets". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Romsdals Budstikkes historie 1966-2006. 2010. Romsdals Budstikke (March 3).
  4. ^ "Norway's Newspaper of the Year Stays on Top of their Site Performance". Cxense. 23 July 2013. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Newspaper circulation". Media Norway. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Sunnmørsposten vokser i opplagstall" (in Norwegian). Sunnmørsposten. 28 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

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