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Alesund - Roysegata 10 - Sunnmorsposten media house.jpg
TypeDaily (Monday through Saturday) newspaper
FormatTabloid from May 2006
Owner(s)Polaris Media
EditorHanna Lovise Relling Berg
HeadquartersÅlesund, Norway

Sunnmørsposten is a newspaper published by Polaris Media in Ålesund, Norway.

History and profile

In its early days, Sunnmørsposten competed with several other local newspapers, including Aalesunds Avis (1917–1957), Aalesunds blad (1871–1895), Aalesunds Handels- og Sjøfartstidende (1857–1904), Aalesunds Socialdemokrat (1908–1910), and Arbeidernes blad (1898).[1]

Until May 2006 Sunnmørsposten was published in broadsheet format. At the time of its transition to compact format, it was one of the last newspapers in Norway to be published in broadsheet. Published in compact format (tabloid) six days a week, the paper consists of two sections; one for local news, sports and classified ads, and one for culture, weather, opinions and editorials and obituaries. On Saturdays they print a third weekend-section.

Mecom owned Sunnmorsposten until February 2009 when it was sold to the Polaris Media.[2][3]

In 2012 Sunnmorsposten launched a project in datajournalism.[4]


  1. ^ Aalhus, Fride Vedde. 2010. Sunnmørsposten: strategier og konkurransesituasjon. Markedsføring av avis i eierskapskontekst. Master's thesis. University of Bergen, p. 11.
  2. ^ Amanda Andrews (18 February 2009). "Mecom sells Norwegian newspaper assets". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Sunnmørsposten (Norway)" (PDF). Cxense. September 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Datajournalism in Sunnmørsposten". Resursbanken. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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