Ekstra Bladet

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Ekstra Bladet
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) JP/Politikens Hus A/S
PublisherJP/Politikens Hus
Editor Knud Brix
Founded12 February 1904;120 years ago (1904-02-12)
Political alignmentTraditionally centre-left; no current alignment
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Circulation 60,000 (2012)
Website ekstrabladet.dk

Ekstra Bladet is a Danish tabloid newspaper, published by JP/Politikens Hus in Copenhagen. [1] [2] It was founded in 1904 as an evening edition to Politiken . In 1905 the newspaper was established in its own right and has since focused on investigative journalism, news, sports and entertainment. It has been described as a sensationalistic newspaper. [3] [4] Since April 2022, Knud Brix has been editor-in-chief.


History and profile

The newspaper began publication 1904 [5] [6] as a supplement to the Politiken newspaper, and a year later, it became a separate newspaper. The headquarters of the paper is in Copenhagen. [7]

In December 2010 Ekstra Bladet editor-in-chief Poul Madsen threatened to complain to the European Court of Justice after its submission of an application to Apple's App Store was rejected. [8] Madsen claimed the application was deemed offensive, and in an editorial described Apple as being an "American nanny". [9]

Since 5 October 2012 Tipsbladet , an association football magazine, has been sold with the Friday edition of Ekstra Bladet. [10]

The current editor-in-chief is Henrik Qvortrup who took over in July 2021. [11] Poul Madsen was chief editor from September 2007 through March 2021. [12] [11] Hans Engell held the position from 2000 to 2007. [12] Victor Andreasen served as the editor-in-chief of the paper for two times, between 1963 and 1967 and between 1971 and 1976. [13]

For over 100 years, Ekstra Bladets main competitor has been BT published by Berlingske Media.


Ekstra Bladet's readership and circulation has declined in recent years, and continues to do so. [7] [14] During the last six months of 1957 the paper had a circulation of 68,178 copies on weekdays. [15] The circulation of the paper was 210,000 copies in 1991, 198,000 copies in 1992 and 185,000 copies in 1993. [16] It fell to 177,000 copies in 1994, to 168,000 in 1995 and to 166,000 copies in 1996. [16] Although its circulation grew to 169,000 copies in 1997, it again decreased and was 159,000 copies in 1998 and 148,000 copies in 1999. [16]

It was 134,000 copies in 2000 and 127,000 copies in 2001. [16] The circulation of the paper fell to 119,000 copies in 2002. [17] It was the fourth best selling Danish newspaper in 2003 with a circulation of 110,000 copies. [18] In 2004, the paper had a circulation of 110,000 copies. [19] There is another report giving its 2004 circulation as 106,000 copies. [20] In 2012, the paper had a circulation of 60,000 copies. [7]

In January 2012, the paper's website had an Alexa Internet global rank of #2061 and a rank of #5 in Denmark. [21] As of July 2018, the site held ranks of #3359 globally and #9 in Denmark. [22]

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