is a Dutch
published in the Netherlands
by NRC Media
. The first edition was released on March 14, 2006. nrc•next
is a morning edition tabloid
, and its primary target group are young higher educated
The newspaper was launched on March 14, 2006.
In April 2006 it became known that daily circulation had increased from an initial 70,000 to 125,000, mainly because of the 45,000 subscriptions
. The publisher, however, warned that these figures could not be interpreted as predicting the eventual success of the paper.
In May 2006 it was announced that the paid-for daily circulation has increased to 90,000. nrc•next
indicates that it has 25,000 regular subscriptions and 12,000 trial subscriptions. Additionally 30,000 copies where sold in around 6500 locations and 10,000 in controlled circulation
. The target daily circulation of 80,000 at the end of December 2008 remained in place. Circulation in 209 stood at 75,000, putting it in 10th position among the Dutch national dailies.
A comparable initiative was launched in Flanders
: De Standaard Espresso
: a lighter version of the newspaper of record De Standaard
. After disappointing sales it was withdrawn from circulation after just 7 months.
The newspaper aims at young, well-educated (HBO
) readers in the 25-34 age group, most of whom currently do not read a newspaper, or only the free tabloids Metro
. Secondarily, nrc•next
aims at the 20-39 age......