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description daily newspaper
language Danish
First edition October 1, 1884
Frequency of publication Every day
Sold edition 99,000 copies
(1st half of 2011)
Editor-in-chief Christian Jensen
editor JP / Politikens Hus A / S
Web link politiken.dk
Article archive since 2001

Politiken ( Eng. " Die Politik") is a Danish daily newspaper and, along with Berlingske and Jyllands-Posten, one of the three largest newspapers in Denmark . Your editorial office is located in the Politikens Hus on Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen .


The newspaper was founded by the three liberal writers Viggo Hørup , Edvard Brandes and Hermann Meyer Bing on October 1, 1884 in Copenhagen to publish an organ for the European wing of the liberal Danish party Venstre . At that time, Politiken had a print run of 2,000 copies and cost five Øre .

Politiken Weekly was later added, a weekly edition for Danes and Danish speakers abroad. Because of the competition from free newspapers and news portals on the Internet, the circulation has continuously decreased since the end of the 1990s , which happened at the same time as other Danish daily newspapers. In July 2011, a circulation of just 92,660 copies was achieved, making Politiken third among the largest daily newspapers in Denmark.

The newspaper is now part of the left-liberal spectrum. Politiken has been associated with Jyllands-Posten in JP / Politikens Hus A / S since 2003 . However, both newspapers have retained their different profiles. The tabloid Ekstra Bladet also belongs to the group .

From 1993 until his death in 2011, Tøger Seidenfaden , who is considered one of the most influential journalists in Denmark in recent decades, was editor-in-chief of the paper. His successor from 2011 to 2016 was Bo Lidegaard , who in turn was succeeded by Christian Jensen .

On the occasion of the dramatic findings from the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice in 2018 , the editor-in-chief Christian Jensen announced that the paper was increasingly committed to climate protection : “We understand the seriousness of the situation. [...] From now on we will act and no longer just talk. ”As a result, politics increased reporting on the climate crisis , ended the possibility for his employees to travel by air on official domestic routes and severely restricted reporting on long-term destinations in the travel section.

Politiken is a member of the European Investigative Collaboration (EIC).

See also

Politics Hus editorial building on
Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Control speech oplagstal 1st halvår 2011 ( Memento of the original from February 25, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Danske Dagblades Forening, November 22, 2011, accessed February 5, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / danskedagblade.dk
  2. a b Den Store Danske : Politiken , accessed on August 28, 2011 (Danish)
  3. a b Politiken besvarer dine spørgsmål of April 10, 2009, accessed on August 28, 2011 (Danish)
  4. Jens Jørgen Madsen: Dramatisk nedtur for dagbladene - alle oplag under 100,000 In Journalisten.dk of August 17, 2011, accessed on August 28, 2011 (Danish)
  5. https://www.taz.de/Archiv- sucht/!5561215&s=Klimawandel /