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Type Daily except sundays (6 days a week newspaper)
Format Compact
Owner(s) Schibsted ASA
Editor Eivind Ljøstad
Founded 1875
Political alignment Liberal
Language Norwegian
Headquarters Kristiansand, Norway

Fædrelandsvennen (Friend of the Fatherland) is a regional newspaper based in Kristiansand, Norway, covering the southernmost part of the country, (Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder), focusing especially on the area between Mandal and Lillesand (west and east of Kristiansand).

The newspaper has 235 employees and has 116 000 daily readers and a circulation of 37 934, making it Norway's ninth biggest newspaper.[1] On Saturday 16 September 2006 the newspaper was switched from broadsheet to tabloid. On 14 May 2012, the newspaper introduced paid content for their online site—only subscribers can access the online newspaper in full.[2]


Confirmed circulation figures by Mediebedriftenes Landsforening (Newspaper Publishers' Association), Norway:[3]

  • 2006: 42642
  • 2007: 41326
  • 2008: 40729
  • 2009: 39454
  • 2010: 37934

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  2. ^ Bergmo, Tonje; Jappee, Gjermund; Haugen, Halvor (14 May 2012). "Fædrelandsvennen tar betalt for nettinnhold".  
  3. ^ Medienorge - fakta om norske massemedier - hovedsiden (Norwegian)

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