Front page of the 17 October 2009 issue
|Publisher||Hanza Media d.o.o.|
|Founded||6 April 1998|
|Political alignment||Social democracy|
|Circulation||66,000 (October 2014)|
Jutarnji list (lit. "The Morning Paper") is a Croatian daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in Zagreb since 6 April 1998, by EPH (Europapress holding, owned by Ninoslav Pavi?) which eventually changed name in Hanza Media, when bought by Marijan Han?ekovi?. The newspaper is published in the berliner format and online. Its online edition jutarnji.hr is the second most visited news website in Croatia after Index.hr.
According to the owner of Hanza Media Marijan Han?ekovi?, "Jutarnji list should be conceptually newspaper of liberal and social-democratic orientation, with emphasis on accuracy and relevance."
Jutarnji list was launched in April 1998, becoming the first successful Croatian daily newspaper to appear since the 1950s. It was named after a Zagreb daily that used to circulate before World War II. The newspaper is part of Europapress Holding media group.
The paper quickly took the majority of Croatian media market and became one of the most read newspapers in that country. In the first five years it sold more than 214 million copies. During the actual economic crisis the number of sold copies diminished from about 80,000 in 2007 to 52,763 in 2013. The crisis hit in the same manner other daily newspapers in Croatia. The circulation of Jutarnji list was 66,000 copies in October 2014.
Writer Predrag Matvejevi? was an essayist at the Jutarnji list. Other notable contributors include Slavenka Drakuli?, Miljenko Jergovi?, Ante Tomi?, Jurica Pavi?i?, Nenad Polimac, Tvrtko Jakovina, Ivo Banac, Inoslav Be?ker.
In February 2008, Jutarnji list was involved in a scandal when it published an interview with what was thought to be Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The reporter contacted 23-year-old Viktor Zahtila by e-mail and SMS, who he assumed to be the prime minister. Zahtila replied via email and nowhere explicitly stated that he was Ivo Sanader. The reporter, Davor Butkovi?, never checked to see if he was actually communicating with the PM.