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Verdens Gang generally known under the abbreviation VG, is a Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 tabloid newspaper. The editor in chief is Torry Pedersen.

VG is Norway’s second largest print newspapers, measured in circulation, but has the largest number of readers, with a daily circulation of 233,295 copies (2010). It was for many years the largest newspaper in Norway, but was surpassed by Aftenposten
Aftenposten
Aftenposten is Norway's largest newspaper. It retook this position in 2010, taking it from the tabloid Verdens Gang which had been the largest newspaper for several decades. It is based in Oslo. The morning edition, which is distributed across all of Norway, had a circulation of 250,179 in 2007...

in 2010. It is often referred to as a red top newspaper.
VG is also one of the most award-winning newspapers in Norway for its journalism. In 2010 the newspaper had 10 different revealing news-stories competing for the prestigious Skup-prisen.

VG was established by members of the resistance movement
Norwegian resistance movement
The Norwegian resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany began after Operation Weserübung in 1940 and ended in 1945. It took several forms:...

 shortly after the country was liberated from German occupation in 1945. Christian A. R. Christensen
Christian A. R. Christensen
Christian A. R. Christensen was a Norwegian newspaper editor. He is known for his work in the Norwegian resistance movement, as editor of Verdens Gang and as a historical writer...

 served as its first editor in chief and the first issue was published on June 23, 1945.

VG is owned by the media conglomerate
Media conglomerate
A media conglomerate, media group or media institution is a company that owns large numbers of companies in various mass media such as television, radio, publishing, movies, and the Internet...

 Schibsted
Schibsted
Schibsted is a Norwegian media conglomerate with operations in 20 countries, the most important being Norway and Sweden. The company has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange....

, which also owns Norway’s largest newspaper, Aftenposten
Aftenposten
Aftenposten is Norway's largest newspaper. It retook this position in 2010, taking it from the tabloid Verdens Gang which had been the largest newspaper for several decades. It is based in Oslo. The morning edition, which is distributed across all of Norway, had a circulation of 250,179 in 2007...

, as well as newspapers in Sweden and Estonia and shares in some of Norway’s larger regional newspapers.

Verdens Gang is not affiliated with any political party.

VG Nett


VG Nett is VG's news site online, operated through its wholly owned subsidiary VG Multimedia. VG Nett made a net operating profit of 40 percent in 2006, making it an unusually successful online media operation.

Circulation


Numbers from the Norwegian Media Businesses' Association, Mediebedriftenes Landsforening.
  • 1980: 200 536
  • 1981: 227 191
  • 1982: 240 302
  • 1983: 256 747
  • 1984: 269 140
  • 1985: 290 705
  • 1986: 317 049
  • 1987: 333 698
  • 1988: 345 636
  • 1989: 360 331
  • 1990: 367 036
  • 1991: 365 318
  • 1992: 374 092
  • 1993: 377 575
  • 1994: 386 137
  • 1995: 371 238
  • 1996: 356 861
  • 1997: 370 115
  • 1998: 364 619
  • 1999: 373 552
  • 2000: 375 983
  • 2001: 387 508
  • 2002: 390 510
  • 2003: 380 190
  • 2004: 365 266
  • 2005: 343 703
  • 2006: 315 549
  • 2007: 309 610
  • 2008: 284 414
  • 2009: 262 374
  • Circulation of VG 1980 - 2009