Hans Fredrik Dahl
Hans Fredrik Dahl is a Norwegian historian and media scholar, best known in the English-speaking world for his biography of Vidkun Quisling, a Nazi collaborationist and Minister President for Norway during the Second World War. His research is focused on media history, the totalitarian ideologies of the 20th century, the Second World War, he served as culture editor of Dagbladet 1978–1985 and has been a board member of the paper since 1996. He was a professor at the University of Oslo 1988–2009, is now a professor emeritus. Dahl was born in Oslo, the son of Jacob Dahl, an engineer, his wife Sophie Harbitz, he was married to jurist and pioneer of feminist jurisprudence Tove Stang Dahl from 1960 to 1993, to art historian Elisabeth Elster from 1996. He is a maternal grandson of pathologist Francis Harbitz, a cousin of historian Francis Sejersted. In his younger days he defined himself as a Marxist and Socialist, was elected head of the Norwegian Students' Society as the left-wing candidate in 1963.
He converted to Catholicism after recovering from a serious illness. He has written two books on the history of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation: Hallo-Hallo and Dette er London, he was cultural editor of the newspaper Dagbladet from 1978 to 1985, from 1988 to 2009 professor at the University of Oslo. Dahl has been co-editor of the encyclopaedias Pax Leksikon and Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45, the four-volume press history Norsk presses historie 1660–2010, he is, most famous in the English-speaking world for the book Quisling: A Study in Treachery, a two-volume biography of the politician and Minister-President Vidkun Quisling. He is a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Letters. In 2000 he received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award. Norge mellom krigene Hallo-Hallo. Kringkastingen i Norge 1920–1940 "Dette er London". NRK i krig 1940–1945 Vidkun Quisling. En fører blir til Vidkun Quisling. En fører for fall
Store norske leksikon
Store norske leksikon, abbreviated SNL, is a Norwegian language online encyclopedia. The SNL was created in 1978, when the two publishing houses Aschehoug and Gyldendal merged their encyclopedias and created the company Kunnskapsforlaget. Up until 1978 the two publishing houses of Aschehoug and Gyldendal, Norway's two largest, had published Aschehougs konversasjonsleksikon and Gyldendals konversasjonsleksikon, respectively; the respective first editions were published in 1907–1913 and 1933–1934. The slump in sales for paperbased encyclopedias around the turn of the 21st century hit Kunnskapsforlaget hard, but a fourth edition of the paper encyclopedia was secured by a grant of 10 million Norwegian kroner from the foundation Fritt Ord in 2003; the fourth edition consisted of a total of 12,000 pages and 280,000 entries. First edition, 1978-1981, 12 volumes. Chief editors Olaf Kortner, Preben Munthe, Egil Tveterås Second edition, 1986-1989, 15 volumes. Chief editors Olaf Kortner, Preben Munthe, Egil Tveterås.
Third edition, 1995-1998, 16 volumes. Chief editor Petter Henriksen. Fourth edition, 2005-2007, 16 volumes. Chief editor Petter Henriksen; the online edition of SNL was launched in 2000, had both private and institutional subscribers. The paywall was removed on 25 February 2009, the online encyclopedia became free. On 12 March 2010, Kunnskapsforlaget announced that they would close the online encyclopedia because of lacklustre sales and failing revenue, it was announced that the articles would not be given to the Wikimedia Foundation, with chief-editor Petter Henriksen stating that: "It is important that the people behind the articles remain visible". In 2011, the foundations Fritt Ord and Sparebankstiftelsen DNB acquired the encyclopedia, hired Anne Marit Godal as the new chief editor and established a new organisation, assisted by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association. In 2014 the Great Norwegian Encyclopedia Association took over the encyclopedia.
In 2016 Erik Bolstad became the new chief editor. As of 2018, the SNL has around 200,000 articles online, updated by 750 affiliated academics; the SNL accepts contributions from users, but all changes to the articles are verified by a topic expert before publication. The online encyclopedia are among the most-read Norwegian published sites, with around 2 million unique visitors per month; the online version of Store norske leksikon
Einar Diesen was a Norwegian journalist and newspaper editor. Søren Einar Gjerding Diesen was born in Norway, he was the son of Thorstein Diesen, editor of the newspaper Aftenposten from 1908 to his death in 1925. He attended a boarding school in the United Kingdom before graduating in 1916, he next held an apprenticeship as a journalist at Stavanger Aftenblad. Diesen was a journalist for Aftenposten from 1921. In 1924 he became the foreign correspondent of Aftenposten in Paris and covered the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix. Following the Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, Diesen came to Great Britain in the spring of 1942 and was attached to the Government Information Office. From November 1942 to 1945 he worked for the Norwegian government-in-exile in London, he served as editor-in-chief for Aftenposten from 1948 to 1968. He was chairman of the Norwegian Editorial Society 1956-66, chairman of the Norwegian Press Association's professional committee 1957-72. Diesen was an avid tennis player and served as president of the Norwegian Tennis Federation from 1933 to 1948.
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