On October the 1st 1884, Dagbladet Politiken was founded in Copenhagen by Viggo Hørup, Edvard Brandes and Hermann Bing. The circulation amounted to 2.000 copies a day, each at the price of 0.01 Euro.
In 1904 the tabloid Ekstra Bladet appeared for the first time as a special issue on the Japanese-Russian war.
In 1912 both newspapers were moved to the present location on Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen.
On January the 1st 2003 the corporation merged with Jyllands-Posten and from the same date Politiken, Ekstra Bladet and Jyllands-Posten are published by JP/Politikens Hus Ltd.