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Nationen is a Norwegian daily newspaper with a particular focus on agriculture and rural districts. Its circulation in 2015 was 12,954, an increase of 281 copies from 2014.


History and profile

Nationen was founded in 1918. [1] The founding editor-in-chief was Thorvald Aadahl, and during his editorship the paper adopted a far-right political stance. [2] The paper primarily targets farmers and the agrarian sector, with focus on district politics, farming, commentaries and features. It is based in Oslo with offices in Trondheim and Fagernes, and edited by Mads Yngve Storvik. The newspaper relies heavily on freelance journalists for regional coverage.

Traditionally Nationen was affiliated with the Centre Party. Its founding owner was the Farmers Association. [3] The newspaper is fully owned by Tun Media, which is controlled by the Norwegian Agrarian Association, TINE, Nortura, Landkreditt, and others. [1] [4] Tun Media works to promote the interests of Norwegian agriculture and rural districts. [4] The media group also owns other publications, such as Bondebladet . Nationen was against the EU membership of Norway. [5]

Nationen has had a tabloid format since 1986. An online version,, was formally launched in 2001. [1]

The newspaper is dependent on economic support from the Norwegian Government. [6]


Numbers from the Norwegian Media Businesses' Association, Mediebedriftenes Landsforening.

Circulation 1980 - 2009

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  2. Peter Davies; Derek Lynch, eds. (2002). The Routledge Companion to Fascism and the Far Right . London; New York: Routledge. p.  195. ISBN   978-0-203-99472-6.
  3. Oddvar Hoidal (2013). Trotsky in Norway: Exile, 1935–1937. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University. p. 343. ISBN   9781501758065.
  4. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Sigurd Allern (2002). "Journalistic and Commercial News Values. News Organizations as Patrons of an Institution and Market Actors" (PDF). Nordicom Review. 2 (2). Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. Pressestøtte: Dagen og Medier24 får størst økning. Klassekampen får fremdeles mest.

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