Berlingske

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For the company producing the newspaper, see Det Berlingske Officin.
Berlingske
Berlingske-tidende-1749-side1.jpg
Front page of the first edition (1749)
Type Daily newspaper (since 1841)
Format Compact
Owner(s) Berlingske Media
Publisher Berlingske Tidende A/S
Editor Lisbeth Knudsen
Founded 3 January 1749; 265 years ago (1749-01-03)
Political alignment Conservative
Language Danish
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Circulation 103,685[1]
Official website www.berlingske.dk

Berlingske, previously known as Berlingske Tidende (English: Berling's Times), is a Danish national daily newspaper based in Copenhagen.[2] First published on 3 January 1749,[3] it is the oldest Danish newspaper still published and among the oldest newspapers in the world.[4]

Berlingske was founded by Denmark's Royal Book Printer Ernst Henrich Berling and originally titled Kjøbenhavnske Danske Post-Tidender, then the Berlingskes Politiske og Avertissements Tidende. In 1936, the newspaper's title was shortened to Berlingske Tidende.[5]

With a circulation of about 103,000 copies on weekdays, it is also one of the "big three" broadsheet-quality newspapers in Denmark along with Jyllands-Posten and Politiken. Traditionally itself a broadsheet, Berlingske has been also published in the tabloid/compact format since 28 August 2006.[6]

Berlingske has won many awards. It is the only newspaper in the world to have won the World Press Photo Award four times. It has also won the most prestigious journalistic award in Denmark, the Cavling prize, in 2009.

Following a long period of ownership by the Berling family, the whole Berlingske-group was acquired in 1982 by a group of investors from the Danish corporate establishment including Danske Bank and A.P. Møller Mærsk. This takeover saved the group from an impending bankruptcy caused by a long strike period as well as dwindling circulation and advertising revenues.

In 2000, Det Berlingske Officin was acquired by the Norwegian industrial conglomerate Orkla Group; the Danish organization was integrated within a multinational Orkla Media group. In 2006 Orkla Media, was sold to the British Mecom Group.[7]

In January 2011, the newspaper's title was abbreviated to Berlingske following a large-scale redesign of the newspaper's web and digital presence.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ (Danish) Dansk Oplagskontrol
  2. ^ "Factsheet Denmark". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. January 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Moritzen, Julius (February 1905). "What The People Read in Scandinavia". The American Monthly Review of Reviews 31 (2): 206. 
  4. ^ "Oldest newspapers still in circulation". World Association of Newspapers. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Madsen, Jens Jørgen (11 January 2011). "Berlingske Tidende får nyt navn" [Berlingske Tidende gets new name]. Journalisten. Danish Journalist Union. 
  6. ^ (Danish) "Vejen til tabloid". Berlingske Tidende. 2006. 
  7. ^ Ketupa Media Profiles: stock values rise: €209m in 2000; €900m in 2006 Ketupa

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