(THIS ARTICLE IS MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
In recent weeks, the temperature and heart rate in the editorial office have been several notches above the average. When the first edition of Ny Tid in a new costume and with new owners is sold in stores all over the country today, we have put a historic tug-of-war in Norwegian media history behind us. To some, it has emerged as the struggle for the soul of the left. Gradually, the battle has most clearly proved to be a generational battle. And as the cultural editor of a major newspaper dryly said to me the other day: In generational conflicts, there is never any doubt about who is right… Here in the house, we are at least happy that the "youth" coup Orientering after the trial number in December 1952 so that Sigurd Evensmo became editor of the first regular edition on February 19, 1953.
Since it became known that the publisher Damm would take over Ny Tid, some older SV members have campaigned against the process. They have talked about capitalism, but broken old dividing lines when they have organized themselves across the parties on the left to stop the takeover. Without putting on the table any real options. But as Evensmo wrote in No. 1/53: A political opposition that has nothing to say but a "no!" will usually have a short lifespan.
The dispute has been about the right to continue the legacy Orientering. Opponents who are better acquainted with financial crunch than us have created corporations by the same name and stated on Monday that they want to hijack the name Orientering from us in New Time. We can not stop the AS. But no one should be in doubt about who continues the legacy of Sigurd Evensmo, Karl Evang, Georg Johannessen and Finn Gustavsen. We who work in Ny Tid are proud to continue working in the unbroken line from Orientering.
We highlight this on these pages, including a permanent column where we print classics from the newspaper's history. This time it is Johan Borgen who represents the legacy. The text from Orientering 1965 is accompanied by a freshly drawn portrait by the author. He will be followed by many more. I am pleased to present illustrator Manuele Fiore as new Orienterings characteristics. He has been voted by one of our most exciting young cartoonists by other media. For us, he is a welcome employee who lifts the good articles and spreads color in a heavy text everyday. On these pages he will make his fresh mark on both heavy and light, new and old texts.
I hereby confess myself to Sigurd Evensmo's expressed goals when he became editor of Orientering, and wants to stimulate the many to new, free and bold exchanges on these sites. And as the editor in the first issue of Orientering wrote in its program statement: We believe there are many who will endorse a newspaper that, unbundled for the sake of party and prestige, will discuss the burning issues of the time. You are hereby invited to Orientering. And neworientering.