The Reykjavík Grapevine

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The Reykjavík Grapevine
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TypeMagazine
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Aðalsteinn Jörundsson, Jón Trausti Sigurðarson, Oddur Óskar Kjartansson[1] & Marcus Parks[2]
PublisherJón Trausti Sigurðarson
Editor-in-chiefCatharine Fulton[3]
Founded13 June 2003
HeadquartersReykjavík, Iceland
Circulation25,000 [4]
ISSN2298-5212 (print)
2298-5220 (web)
Websitegrapevine.is

The Reykjavík Grapevine is an English language Icelandic magazine and online newspaper based in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík.[5][6] Its target audience primarily consists of foreigners, immigrants, international students, young Icelanders, and tourists.[5][7][8] The magazine is currently a year-round publication, fortnightly from May to October, and monthly from November to April.

The magazine debuted on June 13, 2003.[9] Its first six issues were edited by Jón Trausti Sigurðarson and Valur Gunnarsson. In its second year, the magazine grew in circulation from 25,000 issues to 30,101. In its third year, American-born Bart Cameron took over as editor, also editing Inside Reykjavik, the Grapevine Guide, in 2006, through the Mál og Menning imprint of Edda Press.[10]

Bart was followed over the next decade by editors Sveinn Birkir Björnsson,[11] Haukur S. Magnússon,[12] Anna Andersen,[13] Helga Þórey Jónsdóttir,[14] Sveinbjörn Pálsson[15] again, Jón Trausti Sigurðarson.[16] and Valur Grettisson.[17] The current Editor-in-Chief is Canadian born Catharene Fulton. [18]

During the Iceland Airwaves music festival, The Reykjavík Grapevine became a daily publication focusing on music for some years. From 2016 to 2019, The Reykjavík Grapevine published a special magazine[19] to celebrate the Iceland Airwaves festival, and started a quarterly city-guide sister-publication entitled Best of Reykjavík. A thrice-annually Best of Iceland magazine followed. The magazine's relative longevity has put it in a unique position as an english language publication about Iceland, and has sometimes made it a popular point of reference in international news and media.[20] In a similar vein, in 2016, the magazine's Twitter coverage of the Euro 2016 football tournament became popular internationally.[21][22]

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  2. ^ "The Icelandic Media Commission".
  3. ^ "Ritstjórnarskipti og nýr eigandi hjá Grapevine". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2022-12-17.
  4. ^ "About - The Reykjavík Grapevine Magazine". April 15, 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b Holt, Fabian; Kärjä, Antti-Ville (2017). The Oxford Handbook of Popular Music in the Nordic Countries. Oxford University Press. p. 160. ISBN 978-0-19-060390-8.
  6. ^ Bird, Deanne K.; Jóhannesdóttir, Guðrún; Reynisson, Víðir; Karlsdóttir, Sigrún; Gudmundsson, Magnús T.; Gísladóttir, Guðrún (2018), Fearnley, Carina J.; Bird, Deanne K.; Haynes, Katharine; McGuire, William J. (eds.), "Crisis Coordination and Communication During the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Eruption", Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication, Cham: Springer International Publishing, p. 283, doi:10.1007/11157_2017_6, ISBN 978-3-319-44097-2, retrieved 2022-04-22
  7. ^ Kaplan, Robert B.; Baldauf, Richard B. Jr.; Kamwangamalu, Nkonko (22 April 2016). Language Planning in Europe: Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg. Routledge. pp. 133–134. ISBN 978-1-134-91674-0.
  8. ^ Merskin, Debra L. (2019-11-12). The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. SAGE Publications. pp. 781–782. ISBN 978-1-4833-7552-6.
  9. ^ "10 Years Ago: From Issue 1, 2003". The Reykjavík Grapevine. 2013. p. 8. Retrieved 22 April 2022 – via Timarit.is. The first issue was published on June 13, 2003.
  10. ^ "Inside Reykjavík - The Grapevine". www.forlagid.is. Forlagið. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Issue 14 2006". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  12. ^ Magnusson, Haukur S. (January 2009). "The Reykjavík Grapevine" (PDF). The Reykjavík Grapevine. 1: 2.
  13. ^ "Issue 02 2012". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  14. ^ "Issue 5, 2016". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  15. ^ "Issue 16, 2016". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  16. ^ "Issue 01, 2017". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  17. ^ "Issue 3, 2017". The Reykjavik Grapevine. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
  18. ^ "Ritstjórnarskipti og nýr eigandi hjá Grapevine". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2022-12-17.
  19. ^ "Airwaves 2016 issue by Reykjavík Grapevine - Issuu". issuu.com.
  20. ^ "reykjavik grapevine -site:grapevine.is - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  21. ^ "Icelandic Magazine Hilariously Live-Tweets Euro 2016". Time.
  22. ^ "'Iceland inflict crushing 1-1 defeat on Portugal' – the view from Reykjavik". the Guardian. June 15, 2016.