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Debate is referred to social media, by linking up our articles. Chronicles and essays submitted are a maximum of 800 or 1500 words, respectively. Normally this is not remunerated. Sent this spring editorial staff.
We reserve the right to reduce the text length for space purposes. We ask for understanding that it may take some time to get answers to unordered texts.


Kvartalsmagasinet (reorganized from monthly newspaper summer 2020) has a social liberal and eco-anarchist value base:
MODERN TIMES is critical of today's military-industrial complex, abuse of power in the state, big tech, capital / finance, surveillance and control. We have an ecological perspective.

MODERN TIMES receives funding from the Norwegian Cultural Council.
MODERN TIMES works according to the Poster and Be Varsom poster's rules for good press practice. Anyone who considers themselves unjustly referred to is requested to contact the editors.

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MODERN TIMES & Orientering AS
Queen's Gate 16
0152 Oslo
Organization number: 995 498 480 VAT


Truls Lie
chief editor

E-mail: truls@nytid.no
Mobile (SMS): + 47 90855066


Iril Kolle
editorial Director
E-mail: iril@nytid.no

Proofreading: Kjersti Velsand.
Translators: Anders Dunker, Sigrid Strømmen, Lasse H. Takle.

Board of MODERN TIMES & Orientering AS:

Trygve Natvig (Chairman)
John Y. Jones
Erling Bonnevie Hjort
Truls Lie
Anne Håskoll-Haugen

editorial Boards:
Sven Egil Omdahl, Ketil Lund, Ellen Lande, Alexander Harang, Arne Ruth and John Y. Jones.
- presentation by the editorial board.


The newspaper has been published since 19. February 1953, that time under the name Orientering. The newspaper first appeared every 14. day, and eventually once a week.

From August 1975 the newspaper changed its name to MODERN TIMES, with Audgunn Oltedal as the first editor, and it was a result of the party gathering on the left and the establishment of The Socialist Left Party (SV) the same year. The newspaper was released from the party in 1998 and completely independently also from 2006. Because MODERN TIMES is a continuation of the ceased Orientering, it says “in which Orientering»In the colophon. MODERN TIMES took Orienterings role as the left movement's voice in Norwegian politics.

From the beginning was Orienterings style collective and spartan, but eventually the editors presented the articles signed. The newspaper developed an independent style, partly released from the party, and increased its circulation to between 17 000 and 19 000 in the period 1973 – 1975. Norwegian security policy was constantly the theme of the newspaper after the reorganization in 1975, and the highlight was probably List case, which led to police seizures and lawsuits.

From the beginning of the 1980 century, the detachment from the party began, and in 1986 came Find Gustavsen back as editor in competition with Erik Solheim. In 1998 became MODERN TIMES formally released from the party.

In July 2005 took over Dag Herbjørnsrud as responsible editor. With new owner and greater financial resources became MODERN TIMES relaunched as a weekly news magazine with Newsweek as an example. In January, 2014 became MODERN TIMES again launched in newspaper format.

In January 2015 took over Truls Lie as editor, general manager and co-owner (former editor of Morgenbladet and Le Monde diplomatique). The newspaper's line should have a vision of being an independent, pragmatic-anarchist-focused newspaper focusing on peace & conflict, surveillance & control, as well as ecology & philosophy.

From March 2015 became MODERN TIMES relaunched in classic full format as the only one in Norway. From July 2015 the newspaper was rescheduled to monthly newspaper, focusing on international political and reflected books (prose), documentary photos, documentaries and chronicles. The newspaper was also attached monthly Klassekampen, in addition to its own subscribers and occasional sales - and was rescheduled to the tabloid format of Klassekampen.

From spring 2017 is the international documentary film magazine Modern Times Review attached to MODERN TIMES's subscribers several times a year.
The distribution agreement with the Class Fight was terminated from October 2017. MODERN TIMES returned to tabloid format in the spring of 2019 after a period of full format.

Today, the online edition and e-newspapers contain over 8400 articles. We also publish the most interesting historical articles from Orientering 50 years ago (1953-1975).
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From the spring of 2020, the monthly newspaper was turned into a quarterly magazine, but almost daily in the online edition. MODERN TIMES follows the time more and more people read articles online,
but we still see the need to read longer deeper articles and essays on paper.