Free newspapers in Norway
Free newspapers are print newspapers that are distributed free of charge, financed mainly by advertising. Data on Norwegian free newspapers have been compiled by media researcher Sigurd Høst at Volda University College. Høst presents comprehensive statistics on Norwegian newspapers in an annually report titled 'Avisåret'. Information about free newspapers has not been updated every year. Only free newspapers with minimum one issue a week are included.
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Free newspapers in Norway 2019

Name Editions
per week
Area Owner Start-up Circulation  
Byavisa Drammen 1 Drammen Content Media 2009 40 000  
Nytt i Uka 1 Ålesund Local company 1985 40 000  
Lillehammer Byavis 1 Lillehammer Gudbrandsdølen Dagningen 2007/2006 24 000  
Hamar Dagblad 1 Hamar Østlendingen (Amedia) 2005/1999 20 200  
Stjørdals-Nytt 1 Stjørdal Local company 1984 19 500  
Byavisa Tønsberg 1 Tønsberg Local company 2005 17 500  
Gjøviks Blad 1 Gjøvik Hamar Media 2002 14 573  
Totens Blad 1 Ø. Toten Hamar Media 1998 13 708  
Oppegård Avis 1 Oppegård Local company 2013 11 000  
Sørlandsavisen Kristiansand 1 Kristiansand Tvende Media 2018 -  
TS Sørlandsavisen 1 Arendal Tvende Media 1999 -  

Byavisa Moss was closed down in January 2019. The free papers Sørlandsavisen Aust and Sørlandsavisen Kristiansand have considerable overlapping content.

The information includes free print newspapers published at least once a week only and is not updated on a yearly basis.

Years in brackets refer to start year for newspapers which previously were published less frequent than once a week. Years behind / refer to start year for newspapers which previously were subscription newspapers.

When using data from this database please refer to medianorway as well as the original source of the statistics.

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