The owner of Dagbladet Aller Media pulled out a record dividend of NOK 100 million from Dagbladet last year. At the same time, the newspaper is applying for press support.
The class struggle went through Dagbladet's annual report showing that Aller Media paid NOK 84 million in dividends and NOK 16 million in group contributions for the 2017/2018 financial year.
That's what media critic Eric Wilberg of STB Norwegian Business School does.
– If the regulations still show that Dagbladet can get press support, then someone has to cross and make sure the rules are changed, he tells Klassekampen.
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Dagbladet Pluss was separated as a subsidiary in 2017 and, according to Klassekampen, lost 11 million losses last year. Earlier this year, Dagbladet said the newspaper had taken several steps to qualify for press support. They applied in April this year to support Dagbladet Pluss.
The case is likely to be considered by the Media Authority this fall. "The application for production support is based on conditions in which, among other things, subscription data and accounting data are important prerequisites. Dagbladet Pluss AS provided the necessary documentation, certified by the auditor, and, of course, the documentation was reviewed by the Media Authority, "Dagbladet managing director and editor-in-chief Alexandra Beverfjord writes to Klassekampen. (© NTB)