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Bergens Tidende

We help our readers understand the society.

Western Norway's gateway to news

BT’s primary mission is to keep people in Bergen and Western Norway updated on the most important things. BT’s journalism must always be independent, credible, trustworthy and fact-based. We tell the stories of people living in Western Norway and we help our readers understand the society.


Facts and figures

Founded in 1868, by Johan Wilhelm Eide

Printer Johan Wilhelm Eide published the first regular issue of Bergens Tidende in Bergen on January 2, 1868

Biggest news destination in western Norway

Bergens Tidende is Norway's fourth largest newspaper, and the country's largest newspaper outside Oslo with 226,000 daily readers and 83,000 subscribers.

Award winning investigative journalism

In 2024 BT won the SKUP diploma for “Tre skudd i Ibsens gate”, Norways most prestigious journalism award.

Best in show

BT won the prestigious best in show at the annual INMA world congress 2023.

Successful podcasts

BT produces several successful podcasts, including the sports podcast “Ballspark”, political podcast “Nokon må gå” and “Knut løper”.

More digital subscribes

BT's goal is to have 100,000 daily active subscribers at the end of 2025.

Our history

Bergens Tidende is the leading Norwegian media house outside Oslo, and the fourth largest newspaper in Norway. BT has around 226,700 daily readers in print and online. The editor-in-chief since 2024 is Trond Olav Skrunes.

Meet some of our people

“There is a strong culture in BT for many years for critical and investigative journalism. The ambitions we have had reflects the self-image of the people of Bergen and who we are. Although our main focus is what happens in Western Norway, many stories that are important here are important for the rest of the country. ”

Eystein Røssum, head of investigating journalism

“Being part of Bergens Tidende allows me to be a driving force for local journalism and at the same time build strong partnerships with my customers. Furthermore, I would like to highlight the working environment. It's a very social space where I feel seen and heard. ”

Mariell Cooper, Key Account Manager

“In Bergens Tidende I get to challenge myself and contribute with my knowledge and develop the newspaper. I have many talented colleagues who teach me new things every day. I am proud to be part of the largest newspaper in Western Norway. ”

Sirill Heimdal, TikTok-journalist

Contacts and offers

The newsroom

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Customer service

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