This national evening paper published in Amsterdam was the outcome of a merger in 1970 between the Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant (est. 1844) and Algemeen Handelsblad (est. 1828). NRC Handelsblad ranks fourth in circulation among Dutch dailies and is undeniably the paper of record among the nation’s intelligentsia. It is liberal by tradition, rigorous by choice, and well informed across the board. It is known for its in-depth reporting and the high calibre of its foreign correspondents. 2006 saw the birth of the daily NRC Next, a tabloid-format edition targeting 20–35-year-olds with more cursory coverage of breaking news. NRC Handelsblad was the first Dutch national daily to launch an online edition , back in 1995.