Ny Tid is currently Norway's only international news magazine, published in Newsweek-format every Friday.
Ny Tid's predecessor was the weekly Orientering, which was founded as an independent weekly in January 1953. The paper got famous for having some of the best pens around, included Sigurd Evensmo (the first editor-in-chief), Jens Bjørneboe, and Johan Borgen. In 1975 Orientering was included in the new Ny Tid. From 1975 until 1998 the weekly paper Ny Tid was owned by the Socialist Left Party (SV). On January 24th 2006 the publishing house Damm, a part of Egmont, bought 100 percent of Ny Tid. On January 27 2006 Ny Tid was relaunched as Norway's first news magazine. In January 2008 the magazine was transferred to a new media group, Monitor Medier, which at the same time also purchased the monthly Le Monde Diplomatique.
Since the relaunch in January 2006, the independent magazine, regularly prints exclusive columns by writers like Noreena Hertz (Great Britain), Irshad Manji (Canada), Anna Funder (Australia), Shah Muhammad Rais (Afghanistan), Saskia Sassen (USA), Natalia Novozhilova, and formerly the now-deceased Anna Politkovskaya (Russia).
The magazine has a global outlook, but is for the time being only published in Norwegian. It covers politics, culture, environmental issues, and international affairs. The current editor is Dag Herbjørnsrud. The editorial staff is based in Oslo, while the correspondents are situated in five continents.
- Dag Herbjørnsrud 2008-present
- Martine Aurdal 2006-2008
- Dag Herbjørnsrud 2005-2006
- Anders Horn 2001 - 2005
- Anne Hege Simonsen 1998 - 2001
- Runar I. Malkenes 1995 - 1998
- Turid Grønlund 1994 - 1995
- Gunnar Ringheim 1991 - 1994
- Bernt Eggen 1989 - 1991
- Finn Gustavsen 1986 - 1989
- Ingolf Håkon Teigene 1982 - 1986
- Steinar Hansson 1979 - 1982
- Audgunn Oltedal 1975 - 1979