Greenland: one of the world's oldest newspapers gets high tech new website

Atuagagdliutit - GrønlandspostenGreenlandic newspaper Atuagagdliutit – Grønlandsposten has developed a new website in cooperation with the internet marketing company, Nordic eMarketing. The website is set up using the DaCoda content management system, and is specially designed for Greenlandic conditions; for example all items on the site can be displayed interchangeably in Greenlandic and Danish.

Nordic eMarketing was enlisted to help create the new website in a time when online news distribution is becoming almost essential for traditional newspapers. Previously Nordic eMarketing has worked on similar projects for MBL.is, Iceland’s largest news portal and Viðskiptablaðið, Iceland’s leading business newspaper.

Atuagagdliutit was established in 1861; but being one of the world’s oldest newspapers still in publication doesn’t deter them from using the latest technology in publication. Printed newspapers are only distributed once or twice a week in Greenland and must be sent to villages and settlements in a vast geographical area comparable with that of India. Greenland has a coastline some 39,330 km long, which is nearly the same as the Earth’s circumference at the equator!

Additionally Greenland’s switch to home government, the country’s full-independence movement and climate change are just three reasons why reliable daily news distribution in Greenland has never been more important.

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