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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
Owner(s)Polaris Media
PublisherGuardian Media Group
EditorØyvind Bruvoll
Founded4 July 1843; 176 years ago (1843-07-04)
Political alignmentindependent-liberal
HeadquartersMolde, Norway

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]


  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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