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The newspaper was founded by three liberal Danish authors. Politiken was conceived as an idealistic project that would counter the influence of the conservative press and stoke social and political debate. Henrik Cavling revolutionised the paper in 1905. It began to appear in a smaller format, featured the first press photos in 1908 and was also the first newspaper to introduce chronicles in which writers and scientists were free to express their opinions. Politiken became one of Denmark's leading newspapers. Since January 2003 it has belonged to the media group JP/Politikens Hus along with the liberal-conservative daily Jyllands-Posten. Its circulation is steadily dropping and has gone down by almost 15 percent in the past three years, to 104,000 copies per day.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Social democratic/left liberal
Circulation: 104,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Sunday

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher: JP/Politikens Hus
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1884

Rådhuspladsen 37
DK-1785 Kbh. V.
Phone: 0045-33 11 85 11

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1.  Politiken - Denmark | 13/11/2014

US-China climate deal also benefits Denmark

For the first time ever the leaders of China and the US have committed to a joint climate protection strategy. On the fringes of the ... » more

2.  Politiken - Denmark | 08/10/2014

Danmarks Radio concealed costs of Eurovision

With a price tag of 334 million kroner (45 million euros), hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 turned out to be four times as expensive ... » more

3.  Politiken - Denmark | 06/10/2014

New impulses for Danish film

As the digitisation of Danish cinemas continues apace, negotiations for a new agreement on film funding are due to kick off in Denmark on Friday. ... » more

4.  Politiken - Denmark | 29/08/2014

Muslim organisations must stand up to IS

Thousands of Norwegian Muslims took to Oslo's streets on Monday to protest the terror and violence being committed in the name of Islam. The liberal ... » more

5.  Politiken - Denmark | 21/08/2014

Ferguson: US police behaves as if at war

The unrest in the US town of Ferguson continues after an Afro-American teenager was killed there twelve days ago. The left-liberal daily Politiken condemns the ... » more

6.  Politiken - Denmark | 14/08/2014

Politicians coming out have no news value

The new chairman of the Danish Conservative Party, Søren Pape Poulsen, came out as gay on Wednesday. So what? the liberal daily Politiken asks: "It's ... » more

7.  Politiken - Denmark | 23/07/2014

Don't force FC Copenhagen to play in Ukraine

Despite major security concerns FC Copenhagen is due to play against the Ukrainian team Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine in a Champions League qualification game. ... » more

8.  Politiken - Denmark | 01/07/2014

New owners could be good for Berlingske

The British media group Mecom has sold Denmark's oldest daily newspaper Berlingske as part of the media company of the same name to the Belgian ... » more

9.  Politiken - Denmark | 26/06/2014

Think big in Ypres

The EU heads of state and government will meet this time in the Belgian municipality of Ypres, the scene of many battles during the First ... » more

10.  Politiken - Denmark | 19/06/2014

Danish government backpedals on energy

Denmark's social democratic government has come to an agreement with the liberals over a new growth package foreseeing among other measures lower charges on energy ... » more


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