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Familie Journalen is a Danish language weekly family and women's magazine published in Copenhagen, Denmark. The magazine is one of the oldest publications in the country. It is also published in Norway and Sweden.

Familie Journalen
CategoriesFamily magazine
Women's magazine
Circulation160,000 (2013)
PublisherAller Press
FounderCarl Aller
Year founded1877; 142 years ago (1877)
CompanyAller Media
Based inCopenhagen
WebsiteFamilie Journalen


History and profileEdit

The magazine was started as a family-oriented weekly by Carl Aller in 1877 under the name Illustreret Familie-Journal.[1][2][3] The magazine is part of Aller, a subsidiary of Aller Holding A/S,[2] and is published by Aller Press on a weekly basis.[4][5] It has its headquarters in Copenhagen.[6][7]

The frequent topics covered in Familie Journalen include sewing and knitting, cooking and baking.[5] The magazine targets women over forty.[5][8]

Familie Journalen has editions in Norway and Sweden.[1] The Swedish version was launched in 1879 with the name Illustrerad Familij Journal.[7] Its Norwegian version was launched in 1897.[1]

The magazine and its Swedish and Norwegian editions covered fiction material which was edited by Erling Poulsen from 1953 and 1964.[7]


Familie Journalen sold 100,000 copies in 1885.[9] In around 1900 the circulation of the magazine rose to 200,000 copies in Denmark.[3]

In 2001 the circulation of Familie Journalen was 237,000 copies.[10] During the last six months of 2003 the magazine had a circulation of 228,000 copies, making it the best-selling general interest magazine in the country.[4] Its circulation was 198,300 copies during the last six months of 2007.[11] The magazine had a circulation of 178,208 copies in 2010.[12] It fell to 167,919 copies in 2011 and to 163,048 copies in 2012.[12] Its circulation was 160,000 copies in 2013.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Carl Allers Etablissement A/S". Reference for Business. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "About Aller". Aller. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Oskar Bandle; Kurt Braunmuller; Ernst-Hakon Jahr; Allan Karker; Hans-Peter Naumann; Ulf Teleman (2005). The Nordic Languages 2: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages. Walter de Gruyter. p. 1487. ISBN 978-3-11-017149-5. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "The Magazine Market in Denmark and Germany". All Academic Research. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Familie Journal". Adnative. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  6. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis. 2004. p. 1439. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Eva Hemmungs Wirtén (1998). Global Infatuation: Explorations in Transnational Publishing and Texts: the Case of Harlequin Enterprises and Sweden. Uppsala University. p. 95. ISBN 978-91-85178-28-5. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Entertainment" (PDF). Affinity Primemedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  9. ^ Martin Zerlang. "Det Moderne Gennembrud 1870-1890". Institut for litteraturvidenskab, KUA (in Danish). Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Statistical Yearbook 2002". Denmarks Statistik. p. 157. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  11. ^ Eva Harrie (2009). "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom, University of Gothenburg. Göteborg. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Consumer-paid magazines by circulation". Statistics Denmark. Archived from the original on 26 November 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2015.

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