Daily newspaper


Jyllands-Posten was founded in 1871 for the Jutland region but quickly developed into a national paper. The JP/Politikens Hus media group, which also publishes the daily Politiken and the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, has been its publisher since 2003. Jyllands-Posten caused an international furore and sparked protests in 2005 by printing the Muhammad cartoons, which plunged Denmark into a foreign policy crisis. The paper is still dealing with the repercussions of this controversy to this day. In early 2020, it drew the wrath of the Chinese government by printing a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. Like all media in Denmark, JP has increasingly shifted its focus to digital media but stresses that they adhere to the same quality standards as the print versions. Rising prices, and in particular rising paper costs, have led to dismissals in the editing department.

Political orientation Liberal-conservative
Circulation 50,700 (2022)
Frequency of publication Daily
Visits 5.000.000 – 10.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Viby J (Aarhus), Denmark
Publisher JP / Politikens Hus
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1871
Address Mediebyen 3, 8000 Aarhus
Phone 0045 87 38 38 38
Email jp@jp.dk
Twitter @jyllandsposten