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Min Áigi

Min Áigi
TypeTwice weekly
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Finnmark Dagblad, Kárášjohka-Karasjok Municipality, Norwegian Sámi Association, Samenes Landsforbund, Davvi Girji, local Sámi societies and individual shareholders
Editor-in-chiefSvein Nordsletta
LaunchedMay 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)
LanguageNorthern Sámi
Ceased publicationJanuary 30, 2008 (2008-01-30)
HeadquartersKárášjohka, Norway
Circulation1,104 (in 2007)
ISSN0805-5017
Websitewww.minaigi.no

Min Áigi (Our Time in Northern Sami) was a twice-weekly Northern Sámi language newspaper based in Kárášjohka, Norway. In 2008, Min Áigi ceased publication to merge with the rival paper Áššu to form Ávvir.

History

Min Áigi was founded as a continuation of the influential Sámi newspaper Sámi Áigi, which went bankrupt in March 1993. The first issue of Min Áigi was published two months later on 22 May 1993.[1][2]

Although the newspaper's editorial staff and most of its subscribers were from Norway, Min Áigi was intended to be a newspaper for Sámi people throughout the Nordic countries. Finnmark Dagblad in Hammerfest was the main stakeholder in the newspaper through the company Min Áigi OS. Other stakeholders include Kárášjoga gielda, the Norgga Sámiid Riikasearvi, the Samiid Ædnansær’vi / Samenes Landsforbund and the publisher Davvi Girji. The editor-in-chief was Svein Nordsletta.

Min Áigi also published a children's magazine called Leavedolgi.[3]

Min Áigi maintained local offices in Deatnu Tana, Guovdageaidnu, and Johkamohkki. Its marketing department was based in Leavdnja.

Merger

On 27 August 2007, Min Áigi and its rival Áššu announced plans to merge to create a Northern Sámi-language daily newspaper, Ávvir.[3] A week after Min Áigi published its final issue, Ávvir launched on 6 February 2008, the Sami National Day.[4] Min Áigi chairman Magne Svineng stated that due to higher production costs, mergering Áššu and Min Áigi was the only way to meet the need for a daily Sámi-language newspaper with wide distribution.[5] Ávvir maintained editorial bureaus in Kárášjohka and Guovdageaidnu, the respective headquarters of Min Áigi and Áššu.

Circulation

Number of Subscribers[6]
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
964 1,142 1,197 1,072 1,211 1,179 1,177 1,104

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Dahl, Hans Fredrik (10 February 2016). A History of the Norwegian Press, 1660-2015. London, England: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 296–. ISBN 978-1-137-58026-9. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  2. ^ Solbakk, John Trygve (2006). The Sámi People: A Handbook. Kárášjohka, Norway: Davvi Girji. ISBN 978-82-7374-203-2. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Solbakk, Aage. "Sámi mediahistorjá" [Sámi Media History] (in Northern Sami). Kárášjohka, Norway: ČálliidLágádus. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Ønsker samisk dagsavis velkommen - Både Norske Samers Riksforbund og avisa Ságat ønsker en ny samiskspråklig dagsavis velkommen" [A Sámi daily welcome — Both the Norwegian Sámi Federation and Ságat paper welcome the new Sámi language daily newspaper] (in Norwegian). NRK Sámi Radio. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Samiske aviser slås sammen" [Sámi newspapers to merge] (in Norwegian). NRK Sámi Radio. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  6. ^ "Ten smallest Norwegian print newspapers". MediaNorway. Retrieved 2020-05-04..

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