B.T. (tabloid)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) De Persgroep
Publisher Berlingske Media
EditorJonas Kuld Rathje
Founded31 August 1916;106 years ago (1916-08-31)
Language Danish
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Circulation 67,983 (2011)
Website www.bt.dk

B.T. (Danish pronunciation:  [ˈpe̝ˀ ˈtsʰe̝ˀ] ) is a Danish tabloid newspaper which offers general news about various subjects such as sports, politics and current affairs. B.T. will be 100% digital by 2023, after more than a hundred years in the printing press. [1] [2] [3]


History and profile

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"The Bee" on Trianglen

B.T. was established in 1916 [4] as a tabloid spinoff from Berlingske Tidende . [5] The paper is based in Copenhagen. [4] A large, red neon sign displays the company's logo at the Trianglen square in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen. B.T. is part of Berlingske Media Group. [4] It had a conservative stance in the 1960s. [6]

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B.T. 'modernized' logo (2012-18)

During the last six months of 1957 the circulation of B.T. was 157,932 copies on weekdays. [6] The paper had a circulation of 196,000 copies in 1991 and 192,000 copies in 1992. [7] It fell to 181,000 copies in 1993, to 164,000 copies in 1994 and to 155,000 copies in 1995. [7] Its circulation further fell to 147,000 copies in 1996, to 138,000 copies in 1997 and to 134,000 copies in 1998. [7] 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. [7]

The circulation of B.T. in 2003 was 110,000 copies. [8] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 100,000 copies. [4] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 87,319 copies. [9] Its circulation was 82,024 copies in 2008 and 74,330 copies in 2009. [10] It was 69,839 copies in 2010 and 67,983 copies in 2011. [10]

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

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