Time: 16:30 - 17:10
Cross-generation conversation I: newspaper columnists then and now (digital)
The stricter infection control measures adopted by the Norwegian authorities for the Bergen region from 7-14 February mean that LitFestBergen must cancel all physical events. All ticket purchases for physical events will be refunded. This event will be streamed to YouTube.
“This is a commentary, which expresses the writer’s analyses and opinions.” That was how a newspaper used to describe a columnist’s contribution. Sven Egil Omdal has long experiences as one of Norway’s most widely read newspaper columnists, currently in Stavanger Aftenblad. Eirin Eikefjord is political editor of Bergens Tidende and head of its comment department. Jens Kihl interviews them about how such commentary has changed over the years, and what happens when a column gets so long that it becomes a book.
In cooperation with the Bergen Union of Journalists.
This event will be in Norwegian.