In addition to the direct press subsidies listed here, Norwegian newspapers - both as print and online editions - 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 2020 (1000 NOK)
|Type of support||2020|
|Production subsidies||358 100|
|Support for press offices||-|
|Applied research and training||12 095|
|Grants to Sami newspapers||34 630|
|Grants to specific newspapers||-|
|Grants to minority newspapers||-|
|Distribution support Finnmark||2 250|
|Innovation support||20 250|
|Total subsidies||427 325|
|Number of newspapers with production subsidies||-|
Compensation for postage costs is incorporated in the production subsidies from 2008 onwards.
In 2007-2015 grants to particular newspapers were transferred to and administered by the Norwegian Arts Council. The 2007 sum therefore consists of grants to minority newspapers only. 2016 onward grants to particular newspapers were transferred back to the Media Authority and included in the production subsidy.