Impact of COVID-19 on local newspaper advertising in Norway 2020

Already over half of the local newspaper companies in Norway have lost more than 50 percent of their total online and paper advertising revenue due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is the result of a survey among member companies of the Norwegian Landslaget for lokalaviser (English: the National Association of Local Newspapers). 15 percent of the surveyed enterprises stated to have lost over 90 percent of their advertising revenue.

The first case of COVID-19 in Norway was confirmed on February 26, 2020. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Fact and Figures page.

Consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) for the local and regional newspaper advertising market in Norway in 2020

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 2020

Number of respondents

ca. 60 companies

Special properties

Member companies of Landslaget for lokalaviser (LLA)

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