Ekstra Bladet

Ekstra Bladet (Danish pronunciation: [ˈɛɡsdʁɐˌblæːˀð]) is a Danish tabloid newspaper focusing on sensationalist news and clickbait headlines.[1][2] Since 1979 it has always had a partly or completely naked woman on page nine which is referred to as Side 9 Pigen ("The Page 9 Girl"),[3][4] a Danish equivalent of the Page 3 girl in the United Kingdom. The current editor is Poul Madsen, who on 6 September 2007 replaced Hans Engell.[5]

Ekstra Bladet
Ekstra Bladet logo
Ekstra-bladet-friday-14-04-2017-cover
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Politiken-Fonden (88.4%)
Ellen Hørups Fond (4.4%)
Others (7.3%)
PublisherJP/Politikens Hus A/S
EditorPoul Madsen
Founded12 February 1904
Political alignmentTraditionally centre-left; no current alignment
LanguageDanish
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Circulation60,000 (2012)
Websiteekstrabladet.dk

History and profile

The newspaper began publication 1904[6][7] as a supplement to the Politiken newspaper, and a year later, it became a separate newspaper. The headquarters of the paper is in Copenhagen.[8] Victor Andreasen served as the editor-in-chief of the paper for two times, between 1963 and 1967 and between 1971 and 1976.[9]

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.[10] Madsen claimed the application was deemed offensive, and in an editorial described Apple as being an "American nanny".[11]

Since 5 October 2012 Tipsbladet, an association football magazine, has been sold with the Friday edition of Ekstra Bladet.[12]

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

Circulation

Ekstra Bladet's readership and circulation has declined in recent years, and continues to do so.[8][13] During the last six months of 1957 the paper had a circulation of 68,178 copies on weekdays.[14] The circulation of the paper was 210,000 copies in 1991, 198,000 copies in 1992 and 185,000 copies in 1993.[15] It fell to 177,000 copies in 1994, to 168,000 in 1995 and to 166,000 copies in 1996.[15] 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.[15]

It was 134,000 copies in 2000 and 127,000 copies in 2001.[15] The circulation of the paper fell to 119,000 copies in 2002.[16] It was the fourth best selling Danish newspaper in 2003 with a circulation of 110,000 copies.[17] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 110,000 copies.[18] There is another report giving its 2004 circulation as 106,000 copies.[19] In 2012 the paper had a circulation of 60,000 copies.[8]

In January 2012, the paper's website had an Alexa Internet global rank of #2061 and a rank of #5 in Denmark.[20] As of July 2018, the site held ranks of #3359 globally and #9 in Denmark.[21]

References

  1. ^ About (in Danish) Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 22 September 2010. "noise and ruckus", "occasional indignation", "Always in opposition"
  2. ^ Said about us (in Danish) Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved: 22 September 2010.
  3. ^ Page 9 girl Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved: 23 September 2010.
  4. ^ Side 9-pigen (in Danish) Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Hans Engell forlader Ekstra Bladet". Politiken (in Danish). 6 September 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2007.
  6. ^ Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra. Archived from the original (Occasional Paper No:99/4) on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ Anna B. Holm. "Discontinuities in Business Model Innovation of the Danish Newspaper Industry" (PDF). Conferenga. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b c Demetrios Matheou (10 November 2014). "The Future of (Tabloid) Newspapers". Danish Film Institute. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Factsheet Denmark" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. January 2007. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  10. ^ Apple clashes with tabloid over breasts The Copenhagen Post. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  11. ^ Kommentar: Vi har ikke brug for en amerikansk nanny (in Danish) Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 8 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Ekstra Bladet / Tipsbladet" (PDF). INMA. 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  13. ^ Readers Ekstra Bladet. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  14. ^ Britt-Mari Persson Blegvad (1964). "Newspapers and Rock and Roll Riots in Copenhagen". Acta Sociologica. 7 (3). JSTOR 4193580.
  15. ^ a b c d "Culture" (PDF). Danmarks Statistik. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  16. ^ "World Press Trends 2003" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  17. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  18. ^ "The Press in Denmark". BBC. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Statistics Summary for ekstrabladet.dk". Alexa Internet. 7 January 2012. Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 7 Dec 2017.
  21. ^ "ekstrabladet.dk Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. 23 July 2018. Archived from the original on 13 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.

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