About us


JP/Politikens Hus was established on January 1, 2003 as a merger between Politikens Hus and Jyllands-Posten A/S, and the Group is one of Denmark's leading media companies. Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten was founded in 1871 and Politiken in 1883.

The main objective of JP/Politikens Hus is to create and disseminate news, debate and entertainment. The Group is one of Denmark's leading media companies in printed, digital and mobile publications.

JP/Politikens Hus publishes three national newspapers, Ekstra Bladet, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten and Politiken – Denmark's leading daily newspapers.

Our activities also include local newspapers in Denmark and Sweden, publishing house, operation and development of a range of digital activities and news services and other business areas which are attached to the primary activity: the creation and dissemination of news, debate and entertainment to all media. In addition to this, the group operates printing and distribution activities.

In recent years, JP/Politikens Hus has particularly invested in the development and expansion of digital and mobile platforms, and the Group's newspaper activities now enjoy a leading position in print, on the Internet and on the mobile platform.

The development of our newspapers' position on the mobile platform and in online television is our main focus area in the years to come, and significant resources have been reserved for innovation and development in these business areas.

It is a central tenet for JP/Politikens Hus that the Group's three daily newspapers maintain their full editorial independence and special character.

Social commitment
As part of their social commitment, the newspapers have developed a range of offers for the educational sector in print and on the Internet.

Jyllands-Posten operates Mediaria in Århus and Copenhagen. Here students can spend a day working with the dilemmas that are inevitable elements in the life of a journalist and the free press. Politiken and Gyldendal have published a series of educational newspapers with themes such as Christianity, cultural heritage and terrorism. Ekstra Bladet has developed the concepts of “Særavis” and “Redaktionen”, the latter in cooperation with the Danish School of Education. The students produce their own newspaper, either on the basis of themes carried by Ekstra Bladet or through an online editing tool. The students determine their own priorities and produce the content of their newspaper, and Ekstra Bladet prints 1,000 copies of the newspaper. Since production start in November 2007, Ekstra Bladet has printed 200,000 newspapers.

JP/Politikens Hus newspapers support a long list of cultural and sports events such as the annual Copenhagen Marathon, CPH:DOX among others.

Management
Stig Kirk Ørskov is the managing director of JP/Politikens Hus. The management board also includes executive vice president CTO Jens Bruun and executive vice president CFO Henrik Schjerbeck. Lars Munch is chairman of the board.

Employees
As per December 31, 2013, JP/Politikens Hus has a total of 2,355 employees.