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Ritzaus Bureau (18 PCT.)

Ritzaus Bureau was founded on February 1, 1866 by Erik Nicolai Ritzau. The Danish newspaper press bought the agency from the founder’s son Lauritz Ritzau in 1947 and continued operations as a partnership.

Ritzau supplies news to the media in the requested form. This means that sound, television and articles for Internet news sites are now a vital part of the agency’s regular products. As the broad, Danish news agency, Ritzau guarantees that there is a common platform of knowledge as the foundation of a democratic debate.

Market position
The general news service is the foundation of all Ritzau products. Around the clock, all year round, Ritzau covers current events in the areas of domestic, foreign, sports, business, finance, politics, police and courts for the Danish media. International agencies such as Reuters, German DPA and the French AFP subscribe to Ritzau’s general news service in the same way that Ritzau uses these agencies as the foundation of its foreign news coverage.

Ritzau’s activities are concentrated in three business areas: news services, media service and media net. On the basis of these business areas, Ritzau offers a General news service, Breaking news service, Calendar, Financial news, Sound, Web TV, Graphics, Online, Flash service, Newsletter, Sports result service, Radio & TV programmes and Cinema lists.

Ritzaus Bureau is a partnership and has been owned by the Danish newspaper media since 1947. In 2007, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation joined the group of owners. JP/Poiltikens Hus owns 18% of Ritzau.




CEO and editor in chief
b. 1957 / Journalist
Ansat siden: 2008

Former occupation:
2005-08: programme manager, Danmarks Radio
2004-05: temporarily appointed director general, Danmarks Radio
2001-04: programme manager and board member, Danmarks Radio
1999-01: head of programme, DR Radio
1998-99: director, DR Fyn
1994-98: chief sub-editor, Kbh.s Radio