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Martine Aurdal goes from the feature department in Aftenposten to the debate pages in Ny Tid. At the same time, Fritt Ord allocates NOK 400.000 to weekly newspapers.

- I want to make Ny Tid more visible in the Norwegian public, says Martine Aurdal (27).

Next week, she will start as debate leader in the weekly newspaper Ny Tid. She unites such journalistic forces with Øyvind Holen (32), who started as Ny Tid's cultural journalist last month.

Together this autumn, they will share the position of Ny Tids Halvor Finess Tretvoll (25), who is currently on leave.

This week it also became known that the Fritt Ord foundation is allocating NOK 400.000 to Ny Tid. The money will go to a project position and article purchases within the foreign field.

- I start in New Time because I want to join in doing something new. We can give the newspaper a clearer profile, at the same time as we can set the agenda more often by starting debates that can also be taken up by other media. The goal must be to create. . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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