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Berlingske, previously known as Berlingske Tidende (English: Berling's Times), is a Danish
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

 national daily newspaper
Newspaper
A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 based in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

. First published on 3 January 1749
1749 in Denmark
-Incumbents:* Monarch – HM Frederick V* Prime minister – Johan Ludvig Holstein-Ledreborg-Events:* January 3 – The newspaper Berlingske is first published by Ernst Henrich Berling, making it the oldest Danish newspaper still in printing....

, it is the oldest Danish newspaper still published and among the oldest newspapers in the world.

Berlingske was founded in 1749 by Denmark's Royal Book Printer Ernst Henrich Berling
Ernst Henrich Berling
Ernst Henrich Berling was a German-Danish book printer and publisher. From 1749 he published Danske Post Tidender, which would later become Berlingske Tidende.-Biography:...

 and originally titled Kjøbenhavnske Danske Post-Tidender, then the Berlingskes Politiske- og Avertissements Tidende. In 1936, the newspaper's title was shortened to Berlingske Tidende.

With a circulation
Newspaper circulation
A newspaper's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on an average day. Circulation is one of the principal factors used to set advertising rates. Circulation is not always the same as copies sold, often called paid circulation, since some newspapers are distributed without cost to the...

 of about 103,000 copies on weekdays, it is also one of the "big three" broadsheet-quality newspapers in Denmark along with Jyllands-Posten
Jyllands-Posten
Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten , commonly shortened to Jyllands-Posten or JP, is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper. It is based in Viby, a suburb of Århus, and with a weekday circulation of approximately 120,000 copies, it is among the largest-selling newspaper in Denmark...

and Politiken
Politiken
Politiken is a Danish daily broadsheet newspaper, published by JP/Politikens Hus.The newspaper comes third among Danish newspapers in terms of both number of readers and circulated copies ....

. Traditionally itself a broadsheet
Broadsheet
Broadsheet is the largest of the various newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages . The term derives from types of popular prints usually just of a single sheet, sold on the streets and containing various types of material, from ballads to political satire. The first broadsheet...

, Berlingske has been also published in the tabloid/compact
Compact (newspaper)
A compact newspaper is a broadsheet-quality newspaper printed in a tabloid format, especially one in the United Kingdom. The term is used also for this size came into use in its current use when The Independent began producing a smaller format edition for London's commuters, designed to be easier...

 format since August 28, 2006.

Berlingske has won many awards in recent years. It is the only newspaper in the world to have won the World Press Photo Award
World Press Photo
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 four times. It has also won the most prestigious journalistic award in Denmark, the Cavling prize, in 2009.

Following a long period of ownership by the Berling family, the whole Berlingske-group was acquired in 1982 by a group of investors from the Danish corporate establishment including Danske Bank
Danske Bank
Danske Bank is a Danish bank. The name literally means "Danish Bank" It was founded 5 October 1871 as Den Danske Landmandsbank, Hypothek- og Vexelbank i Kjøbenhavn ....

 and A.P. Møller Mærsk. This takeover saved the group from an impending bankruptcy caused by a long strike period as well as dwindling circulation and advertising revenues.

In 2000, Det Berlingske Officin
Det Berlingske Officin
Berlingske Media is a Danish media company that owns a large number of newspapers, in addition to websites and national and local radio stations....

 was acquired by the Norwegian industrial conglomerate Orkla Group
Orkla Group
Orkla Group is a Norwegian industrial conglomerate operating in the Nordic region, Eastern Europe, Asia and the US. The company's main divisions are branded consumer goods, aluminium solutions, materials, associates and financial investments.-Operations:...

; the Danish organization was integrated within a multinational Orkla Media group. In 2006 Orkla Media, was sold to the British Mecom Group
Mecom Group
Mecom Group plc is a newspaper publishing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index until 22 December 2008, when it became one of three media companies to fall out of the index.-History:The company was...

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In January 2011, the newspaper's title was abbreviated to Berlinske following a large-scale redesign of the newspaper's web and digital presence.

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