Stavanger Aftenblad
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)Lars Oftedal
Political alignmentChristian-conservative

Stavanger Aftenblad (OSE: STA) (lit: Stavanger Evening Paper) or simply Aftenbladet is a daily newspaper based in Stavanger, Norway, and owned by Schibsted Media Group.

Norwegian owners held 42 percent of the shares in Schibsted at the end of 2015.[1] Stavanger Aftenblad is thus majority foreign-owned.

History and profile

Stavanger Aftenblad former building in Stavanger

Stavanger Aftenblad was founded in 1893[2] by the priest Lars Oftedal, and was for a long period a publication for the Norwegian Liberal Party. The paper is based in Stavanger[2] and is owned by the Media Norge,[3] a subsidiary of the Schibsted company.[4]

Stavanger Aftenblad has a Christian-conservative stance.[5] The paper went from broadsheet format to tabloid format on 16 September 2006. Its editor-in-chief is Kjersti Sortland.

The online version of Stavanger Aftenblad had an English news service, aimed at the English speaking foreign community in Norway who were not fluent in the language, and international audiences interested in Norway. The English service closed in January 2009 due to the then-ongoing financial crisis.[6]

The circulation of Stavanger Aftenblad was 70,000 copies in 2003.[7] The paper had a circulation of 68,186 copies in 2005.[2] Its circulation was 65,500 copies in 2009.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Aksjonærer - Schibsted". Archived from the original on 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "The press in Norway". BBC. 20 February 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Conditions for Media Norge Merger". Competition Authority. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ Sigurd Høst (1999). "Newspaper Growth in the Television Era. The Norwegian Experience" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 1 (1). Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  5. ^ Kristian Alm (2007). "Challenges to Investment Ethics in the Norwegian Petroleum Fund: A Newspaper Debate" (PDF). Philosophica. 80. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Aftenbladet suspends English site. / The English version of Stavanger Aftenblad will no longer be updated due to the financial crisis". 15 January 2009.
  7. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  8. ^ 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.