In addition to the direct press subsidies listed here, Norwegian newspapers receive indirect subsidies in the form of exemption from VAT on newspaper sales.
This overview presents total subsidies, as well as different types of support granted over the years.
Press subsidies 2017 (1000 NOK)
|Type of support||2017|
|Production subsidies||313 000|
|Support for press offices||-|
|Applied research and training||11 330|
|Grants to Sami newspapers||27 500|
|Grants to specific newspapers||-|
|Grants to minority newspapers||-|
|Distribution support Finnmark||2 090|
|Total subsidies||352 920|
|Number of newspapers with production subsidies||-|
Compensation for postage costs is incorporated in the production subsidies from 2008 onwards.
From 2007 onwards grants to selected newspapers are administered by the Norwegian Arts Council. The 2007 sum consists of grants to minority newspapers.