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B.T. (Danish pronunciation: [ˈpeːˀ ˈtˢeːˀ]) is a Danish tabloid newspaper which offers general news about various subjects such as sports, politics and current affairs.

B.T. newspaper logo.gif
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)De Persgroep
PublisherBerlingske Media A/S
EditorMichael Dyrby
Founded31 August 1916; 103 years ago (1916-08-31)
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Circulation67,983 (2011)

History and profileEdit

"The Bee" on Trianglen

B.T. was established in 1916.[1] The paper is based in Copenhagen.[1] 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.[1] It had a conservative stance in the 1960s.[2]

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

During the last six months of 1957 the circulation of B.T. was 157,932 copies on weekdays.[2] The paper had a circulation of 196,000 copies in 1991 and 192,000 copies in 1992.[3] It fell to 181,000 copies in 1993, to 164,000 copies in 1994 and to 155,000 copies in 1995.[3] Its circulation further fell to 147,000 copies in 1996, to 138,000 copies in 1997 and to 134,000 copies in 1998.[3] 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.[3]

The circulation of B.T. in 2003 was 110,000 copies.[4] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 100,000 copies.[1] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 87,319 copies.[5] Its circulation was 82,024 copies in 2008 and 74,330 copies in 2009.[6] It was 69,839 copies in 2010 and 67,983 copies in 2011.[6]

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


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

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