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The Norwegian Institute of Journalism is a knowledge and resource center for media practitioners.

Our mission and activities include:

  • Training and further education of journalists and editors.
  • Publishing of text books on media
  • Consulting for media organizations.

Our staff of teachers, together with external lecturers, covers a wide field of journalistic competencies: press law and ethics; digital research and computer assisted reporting; new media and convergence; language; writing skills; photo and layout; newsroom management and editorial coaching; evaluation and quality measurement; audience development and media trends.

We work closely with several other media organizations, such as SKUP (Network for Norwegian Investigative Journalists) and Ethical Journalism Network.
We also offer training and workshops for Arab journalists in cooperation with the Jordan Media Institute and the Arabic Reporters for Investigative Journalism.

The Institute was founded in 1975 by the country’s principal media associations: The Norwegian Union of Journalists, (Norsk Journalistlag); The Association of Norwegian Editors (Norsk Redaktørforening ) and The Norwegian Newspaper Publisher’s Association (Mediebedriftenes Landsforening).

The Institute is centrally located in Fredrikstad, 90 kilometers south of Oslo on the eastern side of the Oslo fjord. The Institute has a staff of 10 and is headed by Eivind Andres Lid.

If you are interested in more information about the Institute or Norwegian media, please contact them at:

The Norwegian Institute of Journalism
P.O. Box 214
N – 1601 Fredrikstad
NORWAY
Phone: + 47-69 30 41 00
Fax: + 47-69 30 41 01
E-mail: firmapost@ij.no