Fyens Stiftstidende

Fyens Stiftstidende is a daily newspaper in Denmark and has its headquarters in Odense. The paper serves for Funen.

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Fyens Stiftstidende's publishing house, Odense
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Den Fynske Bladfond
PublisherFyens Stiftstidende A/S
EditorPer Westergård
Founded3 January 1772; 250 years ago (1772-01-03)
Political alignmentIndependent conservative
HeadquartersOdense, Denmark

History and profileEdit

The newspaper was first published on 3 January 1772.[1][2] It was part of the Stiftstidende dailies.[3] The other two Stiftstidende newspapers were published in Aalborg, Aalborg Stiftstidende, which was founded in 1767, and in Aarhus, namely Århus Stiftstidende, which was started in 1794.[3] Until 1841 the newspaper was known as Kongelig Priviligerede Odense Adresse-Contoirs Efterretninger. On 13 April 1993 it changed its 221-year-old tradition as a midday newspaper, to a morning paper. The paper serves for the island of Funen[4] and has its headquarters in Odense.[2][5] It is published in broadsheet format[6]

Since 1975 Fyens Stiftstidende has had no political affiliation.[7][8] Before that the paper was close to the Conservative People's Party. However, the paper continues to hold a conservative stance.[2][9]

Since November 2007, "Stig's Stribe" (meaning Stig's Strip in English) has appeared in the newspaper from Monday through Friday all year round. The cartoon strip is of the gag strip variety and was created by Danish cartoonist/illustrator Stig Kristensen. Originally, it was placed above the other "regulars" Fyens Stiftstidende ran, Pearls Before Swine and Up and Running, but starting from February 2009 they moved those inside the newspaper featuring only "Stig's Stribe" on the back page.

The editor in chief of the paper is Per Westergård and he chairs the board of the Centre for Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense, one of the two university journalism departments in Denmark.


In 1910 Fyens Stiftstidende sold 8,400 copies.[10] The circulation of the paper was 66,000 copies on weekdays and 89,000 copies on Sundays in the first quarter of 2000, making it one of the top 20 newspapers in the country.[11] The paper had a circulation of 62,000 copies both in 2002 and in 2003.[6][12] Its 2004 circulation was 62,000 copies.[13]

Fyens Stiftstidende had a circulation of 57,970 copies in 2006[14] and 56,036 copies in 2007.[15]


  1. ^ Fyens Stiftstidende Archived 13 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine Om Fyens Stiftstidende-koncernen (in Danish)
  2. ^ a b c "Factsheet. Mass Media" (PDF). Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. December 2003. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Denmark media". Iran Embassy. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  4. ^ Haas, Tanni (April 2003). "Importing journalistic ideals and practices?". The International Journal of Press/Politics. 8 (2): 90–103. doi:10.1177/1081180X02251049.
  5. ^ Horky, Thomas; Nieland, Jörg-Uwe (8 October 2013). International Sports Press Survey 2011. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 63. ISBN 978-3-7322-7886-2. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ Mortensen, Peter B.; Serritzlew, Søren (September 2006). "Newspapers and budgeting: the effects of media coverage on local expenditure decisions". Scandinavian Political Studies. 29 (3): 236–260. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9477.2006.00151.x.
  8. ^ Odense Kommune. Om Fyens Stiftstidende Archived 8 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  9. ^ Rytter, Jens Elo (2010). Phasing Out the Colonial Status of Greenland, 1945-54: A Historical Study. Museum Tusculanum Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-87-635-2587-9. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  10. ^ Hans Henrik Hjermitslev (October 2010). "Danes commemorating Darwin: apes and evolution at the 1909 anniversary". Annals of Science. 67 (4): 485–525. doi:10.1080/00033790.2010.495316. PMID 21466130.
  11. ^ "The 20 largest daily newspapers 2000" (PDF). Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  12. ^ "World Press Trends 2003" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  13. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Top ten daily newspapers by circulation 2006". Nordicom. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  15. ^ "The Nordic Media Market" (PDF). Nordicom. 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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