BT (tabloid)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Berlingske Media A/S
Publisher Berlingske Media A/S
Editor Olav Skaaning Andersen
Founded 31 August 1916; 101 years ago (1916-08-31)
Language Danish
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Circulation 67,983 (2011)

BT (Danish pronunciation: [ˈbeːˀ ˈteːˀ]) is a Danish tabloid newspaper which offers general news about various subjects such as sports, politics and current affairs. Until 2012 it was known as B.T.[1]

History and profile[edit]

"The Bee" on Trianglen

BT was established in 1916.[2] The paper is based in Copenhagen.[2] A large, red neon sign displays the company's logo at the square Trianglen in Østerbro, a part of Copenhagen. BT is part of Berlingske Media Group.[2] It had a conservative stance in the 1960s.[3]

During the last six months of 1957 the circulation of BT was 157,932 copies on weekdays.[3] The paper had a circulation of 196,000 copies in 1991 and 192,000 copies in 1992.[4] It fell to 181,000 copies in 1993, to 164,000 copies in 1994 and to 155,000 copies in 1995.[4] Its circulation further fell to 147,000 copies in 1996, to 138,000 copies in 1997 and to 134,000 copies in 1998.[4] The paper's circulation continued to decrease, and it was 124,000 copies in 1999, 123,000 copies in 2000 and 122,000 copies in 2001.[4]

The "classic" B.T. logo

The circulation of BT in 2003 was 110,000 copies.[5] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 100,000 copies.[2] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 87,319 copies.[6] Its circulation was 82,024 copies in 2008 and 74,330 copies in 2009.[7] It was 69,839 copies in 2010 and 67,983 copies in 2011.[7]

Ever since BT was first published, Ekstra Bladet published by JP/Politikens Hus has been its main competition.


  1. ^ Jan Gralle, "Fra B.T. til BT", Design Press, 13 April 2012, Retrieved 12 November 2012 (in Danish)
  2. ^ a b c d "The Press in Denmark". BBC. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Britt-Mari Persson Blegvad (1964). "Newspapers and Rock and Roll Riots in Copenhagen". Acta Sociologica. 7 (3). JSTOR 4193580. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Culture" (PDF). Denmark Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Science News? Overview of Science Reporting in the EU" (PDF). EU. 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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