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OrienteringVeterans support Damm

Both Sigurd Evensmo's son Ivar Evensmo, formerly Orienteringeditor Kjell Cordtsen, Jon Olav Egeland and Ingolf Håkon Teigene believe Damm should take over Ny Tid.


- New Time is the symbolic legacy silver. It is a proud journalistic tradition that changes owner here, says Ivar Evensmo.

He is the son of Orienterings first editor Sigurd Evensmo (1912-1978), and believes a sale to the publisher Damm & Søn AS can continue the legacy in a good way.

- I believe that Damm has honest intentions and wants to bring forward New Age and Orienterings proud tradition of sharp pens, addressing taboo topics in a non-sectarian spirit and engaging in bold journalism, he says.

It can lift Ny Tid, according to the editor's son, who does not believe that Damm will use the newspaper as cosmetics.

- The desire for takeover is probably rather based on genuine respect. They want to bring the newspaper into a new era, so to speak. I also feel that the fear of interference in the editorial work on the part of the owner is unjustified. It would be such a politically incorrect act that it is unrealistic to imagine it. Damm is probably also aware that many will follow very well, and that they will also therefore be far away from interference in the newspaper's editorial line, he says.

Evensmo also emphasizes the importance of the newspaper's employees believing in the new owners' good intentions.

- My feeling is that it's not just about securing your own workplace,. . .

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