Shifter opens office in Bergen – receives support from Sparebanken Vest

The online newspaper Shifter, which covers entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, is opening a Bergen office, the publication reported in a press release.

The newspaper’s first reporter outside of Oslo was Kristine Askvik. He comes from his job as a task manager and journalist at Avisa Hordaland. He also has experience from Bergens Tidende and NRK. In addition, he has a background as an entrepreneur in the health technology company weCare Family. Now he is looking forward to it founded Shifter in Western Norway.

– Shifter has established itself as an important arena for news and debate in entrepreneurship and innovation. I look forward to working with this very talented group to develop the newspaper further, said Askvik, Shifter’s first Bergen employee, in the message.

– I want to thank Lucas for the trust of being a Shifter woman in the west. I look forward to meeting entrepreneurs, investors and other players who are striving to create Norway’s future, he continued.

Managing director and editor in charge at Shifter, Lucas Weldeghebrielvery happy with the new designation.

– We couldn’t dream of a better journalist to cover Norway’s most exciting and fast-growing entrepreneurial environment. With both journalistic and entrepreneurial experience, Kristine has unique skills that Shifter readers will benefit from, she says and continues:

– This is a promise that I am very proud of, said Weldeghebriel and point terer that Shifter’s entry into Bergen was legally overdue.

Askvik’s appointment came as a result of an award from the Sparebanken Vest Foundation, the Vestlandet Agenda, which among other things aims to promote entrepreneurship in the Vestland region. Chairman of the Council Sunland sirens said the foundation is committed to supporting free journalism.

– Independent media have a critical function in a democracy that has come under pressure from some quarters, and for several years Shifter media has represented an important and analytical addition to media diversity, Sundland said in the message.

He means business in Western Norwegian “needs stronger visibility, sound analysis and more national debate around the major restructuring Norway is undergoing”.

– Therefore, Agenda Vestlandet is proud to be able to support the establishment of Shifter’s Bergen office, and thereby strengthen independent business journalism in Vestlandet, said Sundland.

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