Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Edda Media (31.5%)
Editor Kjersti Sortland
Founded 1898
Political alignment Conservative
Headquarters Billingstad, Norway
Circulation 28,258[1]
Website www.budstikka.no

Budstikka (The Bidding Stick), prior to 2004 known as Asker og Bærum Budstikke, is a daily local newspaper published out of Billingstad in Asker, Norway. It covers the municipalities of Asker and Bærum, and is the only newspaper issued in the area.[1]


The newspaper was founded in 1898 by book printer Jørgen Chr. Kanitz.[2] Its political alignment was with the Conservative Party.[3] Today it claims an "independent conservative" editorial orientation. It launched its internet edition in 2000, changed to tabloid format in 2002, and changed the name to Budstikka in 2004.[2] Published out of Sandvika for most of its history,[3] it moved to Billingstad in recent years.

It has a circulation of 28,258, of whom 27,791 are subscribers.[1] It is published by the company Asker og Bærums Budstikke ASA, which is owned 31.5% by Edda Media.[1]

List of editors

  • 2013–present: Kjersti Sortland
  • 1991–2013: Andreas Gjølme
  • 1961–1991: Rolf Kluge
  • 1958–1961: A. Arthur Herstrøm
  • 1918–1958: Johs. Løken
  • 1917–1918: Anton B. Onstad
  • 1913–1917: Audun Hjermann
  • 1913–1915: Chr. Sangesland
  • 1898–1913: Jørgen Chr. Kanitz


  1. ^ a b c d "Asker og Bærums Budstikke". Norwegian Media Registry (in Norwegian). Norwegian Media Authority. Archived from the original on January 27, 2006. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Budstikka". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  3. ^ a b Østbye, Helge (1984). Massemediene (in Norwegian). Oslo: Tiden. p. 22. ISBN 82-10-02375-6.