Jawa Pos Group

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Jawa Pos
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Jawa Pos Group
Editor Leak Kustiya
Editor-in-chief Azrul Ananda
Founded July 1, 1949
Language Indonesian
Headquarters Graha Pena
Jalan Jenderal A. Yani No. 88 Ketintang Gayungan
Surabaya, East Java
Official website Jawa Pos

Jawa Pos (The Java Post) is one of Indonesia's major newspapers. Jawa Pos was launched by Suseno Tedjo or The Chung Shen in Surabaya in July 1, 1949. The "Jawa Pos Group" is owned by Indonesian media tycoon, Dahlan Iskan.

The newspaper's motto is Selalu ada yang baru (There is always something new).


With 64 years of continuous publishing, it is one of Indonesia's oldest newspapers. In 1982, when the circulation was declined to under 10,000 copies, the newspaper almost bankrupt and the ownership changed to PT Graffiti Pers, the publisher of Tempo. After the acquisition, the circulation of Jawa Pos increased and by the 1990s, circulation reached 350,000 copies and during that time, Jawa Pos is one of the largest-selling newspapers in Indonesia. Jawa Pos had among the first records in Indonesian newspaper industry, such as the first Indonesian newspaper to use computerized system in 1984, the first Indonesian newspaper to be published in full color in 1986, first newspaper in the country to use remote printing technology in 1988, the first newspaper to be published almost everyday annually in 1992 and the first Indonesian newspaper to invest in online technology in 1994. Jawa Pos as well is the first newspaper in Indonesia to apply the international width standard in 1998, daily section for youths (2000) and computer to plate technology (2006).[1]

With 400,000 copies sold, Jawa Pos is one of Indonesia's leading daily newspaper, but second only to Kompas in terms of circulation. However, in Surabaya, it is the most popular newspaper there.


On October 12, 2011, the newspaper was awarded the 2011 World Young Readers Newspaper. Jawa Pos also won top prize for enduring excellence in the awards. The newspaper provides 3-page DetEksi youth section daily.[2]


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