List of newspapers in Denmark

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The list of newspapers in Denmark includes daily and weekly newspapers that appear in Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands and Greenland ).

History of the Danish newspaper market

Apart from the first leaflets from 1482, the country's newspaper history began with the appearance of predominantly German-language weekly newspapers from 1634. The monthly Den Danske Mercurius , published from 1666 to 1777, is considered an early example of a Danish-language newspaper. Censorship and compulsory licensing were the order of the day until the first draft constitution of the Danish Basic Law in 1848 and had an impact on the content of the publications. In 1749 the first edition of Kiøbenhavnske Danske Post-Tidender , the forerunner of Berlingske and the weekly Weekendavisen, appeared . From the very beginning, Denmark's first daily newspaper took a leading position in the newspaper market, which continues to the present day. The first local newspaper was the Aalborg Stiftstidende from 1769. From the second half of the 19th century, the newspaper market flourished in the course of industrialization , which can be explained, among other things, with new printing techniques and lower paper costs. The new foundations were organs of Danish parties that appeared all over the country and covered party political issues, opinions and cultural debates. In 1905, a press reform was introduced, which changed the format and the content of the daily newspapers. From then on, topics from everyday life and the economy were also reported; Reports and reader service were introduced based on the US model. The two morning papers and tabloids, Ekstra Bladet (from 1904), a special edition of Politiken , and BT (from 1916), a publication by Berlingske Media, benefited from the reform that was implemented up to the First World War . In Jutland , the Jyllands-Posten was published from 1871 , which dominated the market on the peninsula as the initial regional newspaper and also established itself in the rest of the country in the second half of the 20th century.

Newspaper death

After the news monopoly was given up, newspapers had to compete with radio from 1926 onwards . The German occupation in World War II caused the circulation to double again, including illegal publications such as the Dagbladet Information ; but that could not prevent the newspaper deaths that began in the 1930s. TV news programs such as TV Avisen from 1965, the admission of private channels from 1988, the Internet and, last but not least, free newspapers (from 2001) such as MetroXpress , 24timer and Urban did the rest, so that of 123 editorially independent daily newspapers from 1945 half a century later (1994) only 33 remained. For July 2011, a historic decline in the circulation figures of all paid and subscription newspapers was recorded when the number of copies sold, including those of the three largest ( Jyllands-Posten , Berlingske and Politiken ), fell below the hundred thousand mark for the first time.

Nationwide newspapers

newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
BT Copenhagen 69,839
Berlingske Copenhagen 101.121
Dagbladet Børsen Copenhagen 72,868
Dagbladet Licitations Herlev 3,456
Dagbladet information Copenhagen 21,371
Ekstra Bladet Copenhagen 72,986
Jyllands-Posten Aarhus -Viby 106,717
Kristeligt Dagblad Copenhagen 26,267
MetroXpress (free newspaper) Copenhagen 186,615
Politics Copenhagen 97,968
Urban (free newspaper) Copenhagen 93,978
24timer (free newspaper) Copenhagen 141,341

Regional daily newspapers


newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
Fyens Stiftstidende Odense 46.210
Fyn's official Avis Svendborg 12,639
Kjerteminde Avis Kerteminde 1,790


newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
Århus Stiftstidende Aarhus 21,297
Dagbladet Holstebro-Struer Holstebro 11,493
Dagbladet Ringkjøbing-Skjern Ringkøbing 8,594
The North Schleswig (German) Aabenraa 2.161
Herning Folkeblad Herning 11,896
Horsens Folkeblad Horsens 13,540
JydskeVestkysten Esbjerg 60,498
Midtjyllands Avis Silkeborg 12,721
Morsø Folkeblad Nykøbing Mors 4,966
Nordjyske Stiftstidende Aalborg 53,742
Randers official notification Randers 8,415
Skive Folkeblad Skive 10,456
Vejle Official Folkeblad / Fredericia Dagblad Vejle 16,687
Viborg Stifts Folkeblad Viborg 8,807

Zealand, Lolland-Falster and Bornholm

newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
Bornholms tide end Rønne 10,229
Dagbladet / Frederiksborg Official Avis Ringsted , Hillerød 39,685
Elsinore Dagblad Elsinore 5,549
Holbæk District Venstreblad (Nordvestnyt) Holbæk 11,760
Kalundborg Folkeblad (Nordvestnyt) Holbæk 5,911
Lolland-Falsters Folketidende Nykøbing Falster 17,579
Sjællandske Næstved 16,949

Sunday newspapers and weekend editions

newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
Århus Stiftstidende Aarhus 26,160
BT Copenhagen 94.223
Berlingske Copenhagen 120,662
Ekstra Bladet Copenhagen 102.278
Fyens Stiftstidende Odense 54,759
Fyn's official Avis Svendborg 12,897
JydskeVestkysten Esbjerg 67,462
Jyllands-Posten Aarhus -Viby 139.059
Nordjyske Stiftstidende Aalborg 60,067
Politics Copenhagen 126.027
Weekend advice Copenhagen 52,588

Weekly newspapers and magazines

newspaper Seat Edition
(2nd half of 2010)
7 TV days Copenhagen 33,369
Old for Damerne Hellerup 61,059
Anders And & Co. Copenhagen 37,335
Billed Bladet Copenhagen 176,786
ErhvervsBladet Copenhagen 11,169
Family journals Copenhagen 178.208
Femina Copenhagen 60,882
Hendes Verden Hellerup 38,732
Her og Nu Hellerup 102.915
Hjemmet Hellerup 132,336
Ingeniøren Copenhagen 79,750
Kig Ind Copenhagen 51,522
Politiken Weekly Copenhagen 1,899
Se og Hør Copenhagen 155.509
Sunday Copenhagen 83,755
Tipsbladet Indsigt Copenhagen 7,416
Ude and Hjemme Copenhagen 142,575

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Berlingske . In Den Store Danske , accessed September 17, 2012 (Danish)
  2. a b Danmark - massemedier . In Den Store Danske , accessed September 17, 2012 (Danish)
  3. Jens Jørgen Madsen: Dramatisk nedtur for dagbladene - alle oplag under 100,000 In of August 17, 2011, accessed on September 19, 2012 (Danish)
  4. a b c d e f Dansk Oplagkontrol: Kontrollerede oplagstal for 2nd halvår 2010 ( Memento of the original from October 18, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 49 kB), published by Danske Dagblades Forening , accessed on September 10, 2011 (Danish) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /


  1. ErhvervsBladet was a national daily newspaper until 2010; thereafter it appeared weekly until it was discontinued in September 2011 and has been a supplement to the Berlingske since October 2011 . Source: Berlingske lukker Erhvervsbladet . ( Memento of the original from January 17, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In erhverv på nettet of August 29, 2011 (Danish)  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /