Bergens Tidende
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Schibsted (99.999%)
J. W. Eides Stiftelse (0.001%)
EditorTrond Olav Skrunes
Founded2 January 1868; 156 years ago (1868-01-02)
Political alignmentNone officially (traditionally Liberal)
LanguageNorwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
HeadquartersBergen, Norway
ISSN0804-8983 (print)
1500-7618 (web)
OCLC number49229316
Bergens Tidende 30 January 1870.

Bergens Tidende is Norway's fifth-largest newspaper, and the country's largest newspaper outside Oslo.

Bergens Tidende is owned by the public company Schibsted ASA.[1] Norwegian owners held a mere 42% of the shares in Schibsted at the end of 2015.[2]

History and profile

Founded in 1868, Bergens Tidende is based in Bergen.[3] The newspaper is published in two sections. Section one contains op-eds, general news, sports, and weather. Section two contains culture, views, local news, and television listings. The feature magazine BTMagasinet is published on Saturdays.

Bergens Tidende is owned by the public company Schibsted, which also owns Aftenposten, Stavanger Aftenblad, and Fædrelandsvennen.[4] At least 30% of the shares of Schibsted are owned by foreign investment banks and insurance companies, such as Goldman Sachs.[5] The paper began to be published in tabloid format in 2006.[6]

The paper was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the regional newspaper category by the European Newspapers Congress in 2011.[7]

In 2005 Bergens Tidende reached about 260,000 readers every day, mainly in the county of Vestland.[8] Circulation numbers peaked at 100,000 copies in 1988. Its circulation was about 87,000 copies in 2007.[9] In 2008 the paper had a circulation of 85,825 copies, and later dropped to 70,220 copies by 2015.[10]


The website of Bergens Tidende is Until 2009, the newspaper broadcast on BTV (formerly TV Hordaland), but service was taken off air and incorporated into

List of editors-in-chief


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  2. ^ "Shareholders - Schibsted". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ Bastiansen, Henrik G (2014). "Rethinking Mass Communications in Norway The Neglected Power of the Centre-Left Alliance in the Early 20 th Century and its Importance until the Present". Nordicom Review. 35 (2): 46. doi:10.2478/nor-2014-0021. hdl:2077/38928.
  4. ^ "Bergens Tidende - Bergen - Roller og kunngjøringer" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Schibsted ASA - Oslo - Se Regnskap, Roller og mer". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  6. ^ Olav Anders Øvrebø (2008). "Journalism After the Monopoly on Publishing has been Broken" (PDF). Bergen Open Research Archive. Archived from the original (Book chapter) on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  7. ^ Award 2011 Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine European Newspapers Congress. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  8. ^ Craig Carroll (1 September 2010). Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets. Routledge. p. 155. ISBN 978-1-135-25244-1. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  9. ^ Circulation and reading of Norwegian newspapers Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, published 14 February 2008
  10. ^ "Medienorge - fakta om norske massemedier - hovedsiden". medienorge.
  11. ^ a b "Finn B. Henriksen var BT-redaktør i 47 år". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian Bokmål). 3 January 2018.
  12. ^ Terje Valestrand (1 February 2004). "Far og sønn sonet sammen". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian Bokmål). Archived from the original on 20 September 2016.
  13. ^ Njord V. Svendsen (25 December 2019). "Doktorgradsredaktøren". Khrono (in Norwegian Nynorsk).
  14. ^ Garvik, Olav (30 January 2024). "Trond Olav Skrunes". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 19 February 2024.