FYI July 03, 2019

On This Day

1767 – Norway’s oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded and the first edition is published.
Adresseavisen (Urban East Norwegian: [ɑˈdrɛsːə.ɑˌviːsn̩]; commonly known as Adressa) is a regional newspaper published daily, except Sundays, in Trondheim, Norway.[1]

Adresseavisen is owned by Polaris Media, in which Schibsted controls 29% of the shares.

History and profile
The newspaper was first published on 3 July 1767[1][2] as Kongelig allene privilegerede Trondheims Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger, making it the oldest Norwegian newspaper still being published. The paper was founded as a classified advertising publication.[3] The name of the newspaper was changed several times before its present name began to be used in 1927.[4] Locally it is often referred to as Adressa. The newspaper is based in Trondheim[2][5] and covers the areas of Trøndelag and Nordmøre.

Martinus Lind Nissen (1744–1795) was the founder and first editor of Adresseavisen. At his death, Nissen was succeeded by Mathias Conrad Peterson, a French-oriented revolutionary pioneering radical journalism in Norway. Later editors, however, have been more conservative. In Peterson’s age the paper was renamed Trondhjemske Tidender (roughly Trondhjem Times) and began to look more like a modern newspaper. Changing names, owners and profile several times during the 19th century, the paper was named Trondhjems Adresseavis in 1890. Its first press picture was published in 1893. During the 1920s, the paper was nearly bankrupted, but it was saved by the new editor, Harald Houge Torp, who held the position until 1969.

Adresseavisen describes itself as conservative[2] and is part of the Adresseavisen Media Group which owns several smaller local newspapers in the Trøndelag region.[3] It also owns and operates a local radio station, Radio-Adressa, and a local TV station, TV-Adressa (prior to 30 January 2006: TVTrøndelag). In addition, the company owns the local newspapers Fosna-Folket, Hitra-Frøya, Levanger-Avisa, Sør-Trøndelag, Trønderbladet and Verdalingen.[3] As of 2006 Schibsted had a share of the paper (31.7%).[2] Stocks in Adresseavisen are traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Adressavisen became the first Norwegian newspaper to use computer technology in 1967. Its website was launched in 1996. Gunnarr Flikke was editor-in-chief from 1989 to 2006. Adresseavisen switched from broadsheet to tabloid format on 16 September 2006.[6]

The circulation of Adresseavisen was 87,000 copies in 2003,[7] 79,789 in 2007[8] and 61,086 in 2014.[9]

The online newspaper had an average of 155,000 daily readers in 2015.[10]

See also
List of oldest companies

Notable chief editors
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Martinus Nissen (1767–1795)
Matthias Conrad Peterson (1795–1800)
Harald Torp (1927 – 1941, 1945 – 1969)
Jacob Skylstad (1941–1945)
Andreas Norland (1975–1977)
Kjell Einar Amdahl (1977–1996)
Gunnar Flikke (1989–2006)
Arne Blix (2007–2015)
Tor Olav Mørseth (2015–2017)
Kirsti Husby (2017 – incumbent)


Born On This Day

1860 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist and author (d. 1935)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (/ˈɡɪlmən/; née Perkins; July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), also known as Charlotte Perkins Stetson, her first married name, was a prominent American humanist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform.[1] She was a utopian feminist and served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. She has been inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.[2] Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story “The Yellow Wallpaper”, which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.

Less well known are Gilman’s views on race. To solve the so-called “Negro Problem” in the United States in the early twentieth century, Gilman suggested a system of forced labor she called “enlistment”.[3]




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Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca (/ˌaɪ.əˈkoʊkə/ EYE-ə-KOH-kə; October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2019) was an American automobile executive best known for the development of Ford Mustang and Pinto cars, while at the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s, and then later for reviving the Chrysler Corporation as its CEO during the 1980s.[1] He served as President and CEO of Chrysler from 1978 and additionally as chairman from 1979, until his retirement at the end of 1992. He was the only executive in recent times to preside over the operations of two of the Big Three automakers which he did during different tenures.[2]

Iacocca authored or co-authored several books, including Iacocca: An Autobiography (with William Novak), and Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Portfolio Magazine named Iacocca the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time.[3]


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