Erik Sønstelie is Editor in Chief and CEO at Oppland Arbeiderblad, a leading regional mediahouse in Innlandet, Norway. He is also a member of the Board Fredriksstad Blad AS, a local/regional newspaper in southeast of Oslo, chairman of Oplandenes Bladeierforening, the regional union of Mediebedriftenes Landsforening in Norway (Norwegian Media Businesses’ Association), as well as member of Association of Norwegian Editors.
Erik was former Head of Schibsted Journalism Academy and the team in Dept of Learning and Development in Schibsted Media Company. He has held various positions as journalist and editor in regional and national newspapers, most of them in VG, Aftenposten, Svenska Dagbladet and Aftonbladet. He has experience in change management, coaching and innovation in Norway, Sweden and UK. What triggers Erik the most is the power of journalism. How to use new technology to create quality content in a digital world.