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On July 3, 1767 the people of Norway got their first newspaper copy. Today, it is the oldest Norwegian newspaper still in print. Started originally as a classified publication, it went through many changes over the years and was finally named Adresseavisen in 1927. Locally, it is often referred to as Adressa. The newspaper is based in Trondheim and covers the areas of Trondelag and Nordmore.

Martinus Lind Nissen (1744–1795) was the founder and first editor of the Adresseavisen. Nissen was succeeded by Mathias Conrad Peterson, a revolutionary journalist from Norway. It was during his time that the paper was renamed Trondhjemske Tidender (Trondhjem Times) and was transformed to look more modern. In 1890, it was called Trondhjems Adresseavis.

The first time they used a picture in the paper was in 1893.

Moving over

During the 1920s, the paper went almost bankrupt. But it got a new lease of life when a new editor, Harald Houge Torp, took over. The newspaper is known to be fairly conservative and is part of the Adresseavisen Media Group which also owns several smaller local newspapers in this region. This group owns and operates a local radio station, Radio-Adressa, and a local TV station, TV-Adressa. The company owns the local newspapers Fosna-Folket, Hitra-Froya, Levanger-Avisa, Sor-Trondelag, Tronderbladet and Verdalingen.

In 1967, Adressavisen became the first Norwegian newspaper to use computer technology. A website too was launched in 1996. Adresseavisen switched from broadsheet to tabloid format on September 16, 2006. Today, Adresseavisen is a regional tabloid published in the third-largest city of Trondheim. It sees a circulation of the 85,000 copies a day.


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