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Norwegian journalists face culture shock

With the City increasingly confident that David Montgomery, former chief executive of the Mirror, will buy the Norwegian publisher Orkla Media, journalists there will be looking closely at the experiences of their colleagues at the Berliner Zeitung.

Mecom, Montgomery’s business, yesterday confirmed it was in negotiations for a “significant investment”, believed to be the £700 million take over of Orkla Media.

Earlier this month the Guardian reported on turmoil in the offices of the Berliner Zeitung, an earlier Montgomery acquisition, after the broadsheet’s editor was replaced by a man from a popular tabloid.

There is already concern among Norwegian journalists about the impact of British newspaper culture. Kristine Lowe, a Norwegian freelance has explored the cultural issue a few days ago.


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