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Stavanger Aftenblad

We provide readers with an engaging news experience – every single day

Close to the residents

Some prefer a quick overview or brief summary, while others seek depth and insight. The journalists at Stavanger Aftenblad investigate, illuminate and explain, making it easy for you to stay informed about what is happening in the Stavanger region. For an editorial team like Aftenbladet, it is crucial to deliver the country’s best coverage on matters that truly impact the residents. We aim to be closely engaged when it counts.

Facts and figures

Founded in 1883

Stavanger Aftenblad was founded by Lars Oftedal in 1893. Following his death, his son, Lars Oftedal, took over. He served as the editor until his death in 1932. Subsequently, the third generation, Christian Stephansen Oftedal, assumed the role. The newspaper's headquarters are located in Stavanger and Sandnes.

63.000 subscribers

Aftenbladet has around 152.000 daily readers, 63.000 subscribers and is the 3rd largest Norwegian publication outside of Oslo.

120 employees

Aftenbladet has 120 dedicated employees who work diligently every day to deliver the very best newspaper product.

Four local branches

Aftenbladet has local branches in the cities of Stavanger, Sandnes, Bryne and Jørpeland. We strive to make the best journalism from our broad region that matters to people.

1 million page views every day

Stavanger Aftenblad is the largest and most important destination for news, debate and opinions in the southwestern part of Norway. Situated in the "energy capital" of Norway, it is also a significant newspaper for the Norwegian oil and gas business.

Editor in chief: Kjersti Sortland

Kjersti Sortland has extensive press experience from various newspapers. She served as reportage leader, department head, and news editor at VG and was editor-in-chief for the newspaper Asker and Bærums Budstikke for several years. In 2017, she was named Editor of the Year by Oslo Editors' Association. In 2021, Sortland became the editor-in-chief of Stavanger Aftenblad.

Our history

Stavanger Aftenblad was founded in 1893 by Lars Oftedal. Over 130 years, Aftenbladet has become the dominant news source in Stavanger and Southern Rogaland. We deliver quality journalism every day in a populous region and aim to provide our readers with an engaging news experience.

Meet some of our people

“Aftenbladet is the best workplace in the world because of all the skilled and wonderful people who work there. I am proud to work at Aftenbladet because we produce journalism that truly matters to people. ”

Julie Teresa Olsen, local editor

“Stavanger Aftenblad is a fantastic workplace and brand! With a focus on local news and exceptional journalism, I am proud to contribute to its funding through our marketing efforts. ”

Heidi Fossmark, Head of sales

“In the breaking news team at Stavanger Aftenblad, I am closely involved with the ongoing news landscape. Through Schibsted, we have excellent access to the tools we need in the race to be first and best. ”

Andreas Askildsen, journalist

Contact us

Get in touch

Editor in chief and administrative director Kjersti Sortland: kjersti.sortland@aftenbladet.no

Got a news tips?

Share your news tips – phone: 05150 or email: tips@aftenbladet.no

If you need support

Get in contact with our customer service – phone: 52900810 or visit our customer portal. Read more