Dagbladet Information

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)A/S Information
PublisherA/S Information
EditorRune Lykkeberg
FoundedAugust 1945
Political alignmentIndependent

Information (Danish pronunciation: [e̝nfɒmæˈɕoˀn]), full name: Dagbladet Information ([ˈtɑwˌplɛˀð̩ e̝nfɒmæˈɕoˀn]), is a Danish newspaper published Monday through Saturday.

History and profile[edit]

Entrance to the headquarters of Dagbladet Information at Sankt Annæ Passage in Indre By, Copenhagen

Dagbladet Information was established and published by the Danish resistance movement in 1943 during World War II.[1][2] The paper was edited by Børge Outze[3] and was illegal during the war as it was not regulated by the German occupying power.[2][3] Following the liberation on 5 May 1945 Dagbladet Information was a reality and was officially founded in August 1945.[2] Outze continued to work as the paper's editor in chief to his death in 1980. It has its headquarters in Copenhagen.[4]

Dagbladet Information is the youngest major newspaper in Denmark[2] and remains independent of the larger publishing houses. The paper is owned by A/S Information[2] and is published by A/S Dagbladet Information from Monday to Saturday.[3] It is based in Copenhagen.[2][3]

In the 1970s Dagbladet Information was one of the alternative media together with Politisk Revy in Denmark and covered all dimensions of new social movements.[1]

The newspaper, which despite being politically independent, is regarded as left liberal[3] and leftist[5] by some, but known as being equally critical in its point of view of all political organizations. It prints letters from prominent conservative figures and it tries to see several sides of a case. The tone is serious and the number of charts and pictures is limited, comparable to the French newspaper Le Monde. Information has a syndication agreement with the British newspaper The Guardian, and often collaborates with The Independent for articles and reports. The paper covers in-depth analytical articles.[2]

Dagbladet Information was published in broadsheet format until 30 November 2004 when it switched to a compact format.[2]

On 8 September 2006, the newspaper printed six of the less offensive entries from the Iranian Holocaust cartoon exhibition, which was a response to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. The editor chose the cartoons after consulting the main rabbi in Copenhagen.[6]

Danish journalist Mette Davidsen-Nielsen served as the paper's CEO from 2010 to 2016.


During the last six months of 1957 Dagbladet Information had a circulation of 24,214 copies on weekdays.[7] The circulation of the paper was 22,000 copies on weekdays during the second half of 1997.[8] Its circulation was also 22,000 copies in the first quarter of 2000.[9] The paper had a circulation of 20,000 copies in 2004[2] and 20,600 copies in 2005.[4] In 2009 it had a daily circulation of 22,000 copies,[3] making it the smallest national daily newspaper in Denmark.


  1. ^ a b Andrew Jamison (June 2004). "Learning from Lomborg" (PDF). Science as Culture. 13 (2). Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The Press in Denmark". BBC. 20 December 2005. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Dagbladet Information". Euro Topics. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Factsheet Denmark" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. January 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  5. ^ Henrik Søndergaard; Rasmus Helles (October 2010). "Media policies and regulatory practices in a selected set of European countries, the EU and the Council of Europe: The case of Denmark" (PDF). MEDIADEM. Archived from the original (Background information report) on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Paper reprints Holocaust cartoons". BBC News. 8 September 2006. Retrieved 8 September 2006.
  7. ^ Britt-Mari Persson Blegvad (1964). "Newspapers and Rock and Roll Riots in Copenhagen". Acta Sociologica. 7 (3): 151–178. doi:10.1177/000169936400700302. JSTOR 4193580. S2CID 144443862.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "The 20 largest daily newspapers 2000" (PDF). Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

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