Front page of the October 17, 2009 issue
|Publisher||EPH Media d.o.o.|
|Founded||6 April 1998|
|Circulation||52,763 (March 2013)|
It was launched in April 1998, becoming the first successful Croatian daily newspaper to appear since the 1950s. It was named after a Zagreb daily that used to circulate before World War II. In 2003, the paper also launched a comprehensive Sunday edition, Nedjeljni Jutarnji.
It quickly took the majority of Croatian media market and became one of the most read newspapers in that country. In the first five years, it sold more than 214 million copies. During the actual economic crisis the number of sold copies diminished from about 80,000 in 2007 to about 53,000 in 2013. The crisis hit in te same manner other daily newspapers in Croatia.
The newspaper is part of Europapress Holding media group.
Today, Jutarnji is considered to be a more left-leaning, liberal daily than Večernji list.
In February 2008, the paper was involved in a scandal when it published an interview  with what was thought to be Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The reporter contacted 23-year-old Viktor Zahtila by e-mail and SMS, who he assumed to be the prime minister. Zahtila replied from the address email@example.com  and nowhere explicitly stated that he was Ivo Sanader. The reporter, Davor Butković, never checked to see if he was actually communicating with the PM.
- "Impressum" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- http://www.index.hr/vijesti/clanak/jutarnji-list-slavi-peti-rodjendan/129584.aspx (Croatian)
- Novinar 4-7, 2013, Zagreb: HND, p. 30
- Novinar 4-7, 2013, Zagreb: HND, pp. 269-30
- A French translation of this investigation can be found in  and  titled "Courrier des Balkans".
- Radosavljevic, Zoran (2008-02-12). "Croatian daily embarrassed by hoax PM interview". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
- "Butkoviću intervju dao bivši novinar Nacionala i član Iskoraka". 11 Feb 2008. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
- Official website (Croatian)
- Dean Sinovčić; Nina Ožegović (19 June 2007). "Novi val hrvatskih novina" [New wave of Croatian newspapers] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.