Introduction to German News Media
Journalism in Germany started in the 16th century. The country is known to be the inventor of the printing press as it published some of the earliest newspapers of the world in the 16th century. Despite that, Germany had no influential newspaper until the unification of the various competing states in 1871.
A German financier called Fugger was among some European merchants who published newsletter for the exchange of financial as well as commercial news. Fugger appointed a team of correspondents for the collection of business news and sensationalised it for public gossip.
Since Fugger’s news was a little fictionalised for the entertainment purpose, Germany saw the emergence of a subscription-based serious news very soon. The people were ready to pay for authentic news. Government officials and some merchants were among those who could afford such subscription-based news.
Apart from the commercial news, topics like battles, kings, treaties, epidemics and other special events could find due space in these newspapers of the 16th and 17th century.
The first regular newspaper in Germany was published by Johann Carolus in Strasbourg in 1609. Within the next decade, all major cities In Germany had regular newspapers of four to eight pages. However, all of these publications were censored by the government.
In 1660, the first national daily was published in Leipzig. Prussia was the most dominant and largest state in Germany. However, the media was not strong in the region because of the strict censorship rules. The newspapers could not advertise anything and thus, relied on small budgets to run the operations.
The term “newspaper” reached Germany in the 17th century, but the country was doing newspaper publishing since the 16th century. The early newspapers were printed at regular intervals, dated and published a variety of topics. However, the first recorded newspaper of Germany is the Strasbourg Relation that started publishing in early 17th century.
Germany had already developed the modern printing press by the 15th century in Mainz. The innovative technology of publishing was later adopted by the other European countries and other parts of the world.
World War II
Mass media was used to propagate the ideology of Nazi Germany before and during the World War II. However, later in 1980, commercial broadcasting was introduced to reduce the dominance of the public system.
Today, Der Spiegel is the most popular and widely read weekly magazine in Germany. Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt, Bild and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung are among the most prominent national newspapers of the German language.
The German newspapers have a strong readership and the freedom of the press comes under the Basic Law. The newspaper industry also contributes to the overall economic state of the country. All major cities in Germany have two daily newspapers at an average along with numerous community periodicals.
Besides the hard print, most of the 21st century daily and weekly German newspapers publish their content on the internet as well. Some magazines and news websites are also popular sources of information for the German readers.
German newspapers and websites’ list
Germany has a vast network of newspapers and websites and here below we present you a list of them. With this list of prominent German newspapers and news websites, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these German media organisations.
Part 1: German newspapers
In the first part of the article, we will describe everything about the German newspapers that have websites as well to serve a wide range of audience in Germany and beyond.
Der Spiegel is a German news magazine published on a weekly basis, on Saturday, in Hamburg. The first issue of Der Spiegel was published on January 4, 1947. It was founded by John Seymour Chaloner, a British army officer, along with Rudolf Augstein, a former Wehrmacht radio operator.
Augstein remained the editor-in-chief right from its first edition until his death on November 7, 2002. Currently, it is published by Spiegel-Verlag. A regional supplement of the magazine started in 2007 in Switzerland.
Der Spiegel is known for its investigative journalism. Clemens Höges is the Editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel. He acquired the position on April 16, 2019.
Der Spiegel is also one of the media houses in the world which extended its support to WikiLeaks in publishing leaked materials from the United States State Department in 2010. Der Spiegel’s leading role in the investigative journalism ended in 2013 after other German media publications such as Süddeutsche Zeitung, ZDF, Bild and ARD began effectively covering the political scandals.
Der Spiegel also has an online news portal in German language by the same name. The website was launched in 1994 and it was earlier known as Spiegel Online. The website was renamed as Der Spiegel in January 2020. There is also a section called Spiegel Online International, which publishes articles after translating them into English.
Spiegel Online International was launched in 2004. It used to have a separate editorial staff. In 2019, the editorial offices of digital and print editions of Spiegel were merged.
Social Media Presence
One can follow Der Spiegel on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. “DER SPIEGEL stands for independent investigative journalism. It enables its readers to look behind the facade of the superficial news world, provides background information and classifies it,” Der Spiegel states on its official Facebook page.
Bild is a tabloid newspaper published in German. It follows that format of a broadsheet. In German-language, Bild means pictures. Founded by journalist Axel Springer in 1952, Bild mostly comprised of pictures, hence, it got the name. It is published by Axel Springer SE, a European digital publishing house that also owns several brands such as Die Welt and Fakt.
Bild is published from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, readers get to read Bild am Sonntag, which means “Bild on Sunday”. Bild am Sonntag has its own unique style. It also has a separate editor.
Bild’s style is often considered similar to the British national newspaper, The Sun. For most of the time, Bild has its base in Hamburg but later shifted to Berlin. The newspaper moved its headquarters to Berlin in March 2008. With 32 localised editions, Bild is printed nationwide.
The editor-in-chief of Bild is Julian Reichelt. He is the editor-in-chief of both digital and print editions. After Reichelt became the editor, Bild started stregthening its pro-Nato, pro-Isael and anti-Putin positions besides shifting towards anti-Angela Merkel line.
Rolf von Bargen was the first editor-in-chief of Bild.
In 2006, Der Spiegel wrote that Bild, “flies just under the nonsense threshold of American and British tabloids … For the German desperate, it is a daily dose of high-resolution soft porn”.
Bild also has an online news portal. For the convenience of the readers, Bild has segregated its stories into different sections such as News, Politics, Money, Entertainment, Sports, Soccer, Lifestyle, Counselor, Travel and Automobile among others.
“BILD.de is Germany’s largest news and entertainment portal,” it claims on the website.
Bild is available on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Readers can send their letters to the editor for publishing by clicking on the Contact option available on the website.
Die Welt, which in English translates into The World, is a national daily newspaper of Germany. It is the flagship newspaper of Axel Springer publishing group. Published in German-language, Die Welt follows the format of a broadsheet.
Founded in 1946, its first edition hit the market on April 2. Initially, Die Welt was based in Hamburg and it used to carry news and editorial content with British point of view. In 1953, Axel Springer bought the newspaper. Now owned by Axel Springer SE, Stefan Aust is the publisher of Die Welt.
Axel Springer SE claims to be “Europe’s leading digital publisher” on its website. The media and technology company has operations in more than 40 countries. The popular media brands owned by it are Bild, Welt, Business Insider and Politico Europe. The political alignment of Die Welt is conservative.
Berlin and Hamburg have daily regional editions. In 2002, Die Welt came up with a Bavarian edition. A daily regional supplement is also available in Bremen. In November 2010, Die Welt got a makeover. It was launched with a new logo featuring a dark blue globe and columns were reduced for seven to six. On May 2, 2014, BILANZ, the Swiss-German business magazine, started being published as a monthly supplement of Die Welt
Die Welt also has an online edition. For the convenience of its readers, the news website has segregated its stories into different sections such as Politics, Economy and Sports among others.
Die Welt is also available on social media platforms. One can follow the website on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for latest news and updates.
One can also download Die Welt application on the smartphone for news alerts. Through WELTplus, one can enjoy exclusive access to the special stories, interviews and interesting pieces by “award-winning WELT editors and authors”.
Focus is a weekly news magazine in German language. Founded by Helmut Markwort, its first issue hit the market on January 18, 1993. Helmut Markwort was also the first editor-in-chief of Focus. It is owned by Hubert Burda Media.
Focus’ headquarter is in Berlin, the capital city of Germany. Robert Schneider is the editor-in-chief of Focus. Since 2015, the magazine started being published on Saturday.
Focus was established as an alternative to Der Spiegel’s news magazine. Today, Focus is considered one of the most widely circulated German weeklies along with Spiegel and Stern.
Back in 1992, when the launch of Focus was announced, trade analysts and observers didn’t give it much importance. They saw a little chance for it to succeed. Many publishers failed in establishing a magazine in the market where there was tough competition from Spiegel and Stern magazines. However, Focus passed with flying colours.
The first edition of Focus was sold out the very next day of its launch. In 1994, due to brand disputes, a Dutch court ruled that Focus won’t be sold in the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium.
It is the only news magazine of Germany which reports directly from Berlin. Focus claims to have played a big role in revolutionising the magazine sector of the country with “plenty of infographics and short, pithy texts”.
“Focus is forward-looking, constructive and critical,” reads a description on the website of Hubert Burda Media.
Focus Online, an online news portal was launched in 1996. It is run by BurdaForward. Focus Online has different sections such as Politics, Finance, Regional, Knowledge, Culture, Sports, Health, Automobile, Video, Property and Perspectives among others.
Focus is also available on social media. One can follow it on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and trending updates.
Die Zeit, which in English translates into The Time, is a German-language newspaper, published in Hamburg. It is a weekly newspaper published on Thursday. The first issue was published on February 21, 1946.
Gerd Bucerius, Lovis H. Lorenz, Richard Tüngel and Ewald Schmidt di Simoni are founding publishers of Die Zeit. The masthead of Die Zeit was designed by Carl Otto Czeschka in 1946. It has offices in Frankfurt, Moscow, New York, Vienna, Brussels, Istanbul, Washington D.C., Dresden and Paris.
Die Zeit claims to have a circulation of 500,000 copies with more than two million readers. Since 1996 ZEIT publishing group has been a part of Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
From June 2009, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Dieter von Holtzbrinck Medien GmbH have been holding 50 per cent stake each in ZEIT Publishing Group. The editor-in-chief of Die Zeit is Giovanni di Lorenzo.
Die Zeit also has an online news portal. The website has sections such as Politics, Society, Economy, Culture, Digital, Campus, Job and Sports among others.
Describing the online news portal, Die Zeit writes, “ZEIT ONLINE stands for classifying online journalism with the highest standards, for multi-media, multi-award-winning storytelling and complex data journalism”.
The website is run by Zeit Online GmbH, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Zeitverlag. Articles on the website that are marked with grey Z+ are those which require registration to read. Meanwhile, those articles which are marked with red Z+ need a digital subscription.
Social Media Presence
Die Zeit is also available on social media platforms. Readers can follow it on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates. One can also download the mobile application of Zeit Online. It is available for both iOS and Android users.
In case the readers want to send feedback, query or suggestion, they can contact Die Zeit at email@example.com.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) is a daily newspaper based in Germany. Owned by Fazit-Stiftung, the first issue of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung appeared on November 1, 1949. The newspaper was named after the city, Frankfurt, in which it is based.
Earlier in 1856, Frankfurter Zeitung was published and got banned on August 31, 1943. Several editors of the newspaper came together to establish Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“It delivers thoroughly researched facts, precise analyzes, clever comments and positions that are open to discussion on a daily basis,” the website of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung claims.
While Berthold Kohler, Carsten Knop and Gerald Braunberger are the editors of FAZ. Jürgen Kaube is the publisher. The Sunday edition of FAZ is called Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
“The FAZ sees itself as a liberal-conservative voice in business, politics and culture,” the website states.
By the early 2000s, FAZ decided to expand its business. It came up with the customised sections for Berlin and Munich. There was also an eight-page English-language edition which was distributed as an insert in The International Herald Tribune, owned by The New York Times Company.
In 2002, FAZ group suffered a huge loss of 60.6 million euros. Later, in 2004, the customised sections for Berlin and Munich were discontinued. The English edition also got limited to a weekly tabloid.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has an online news portal. For the convenience of the readers, it has segregated its stories into different sections such as Economy, Sports, Society, Travel, Career, Politics, Blogs, Multimedia, Technology & Engine, Style and Finance among others. In 2019, the website, along with some other German media publications was blocked by China’s Great Firewall.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is available on social media platforms. Readers can follow its Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter account to receive the latest news and updates.
Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)
Süddeutsche Zeitung is a German-language newspaper published in Munich, Bavaria. The newspaper, often abbreviated SZ, came up with its first issue on October 6, 1945. After the end of World War II, only those newspapers were allowed to publish which had license from the military government of Bavaria.
Five months after the end of World War II, Süddeutsche Zeitung became the first newspaper to get a permit. Same day in the evening, its first issue was published in Munich.
Edmund Goldschagg, Franz Josef Schöningh and August Schwingenstein are the founders of Süddeutsche Zeitung.
According to the information on the website, “Until October 29, 1946, the SZ appears twice a week and costs 20 pfennigs”. The newspaper was reportedly printed from the repurposed press that once had printed Mein Kampf.
The newspaper is owned by Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH. Its history dates back to 1843. Its headquarters is in Stuttgart. Südwestdeutsche Medienholding claims to employ approx 5,500 people and has offices over 30 locations in Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankenpost, Süddeutsche Zeitung magazine, Medical Tribune, WION and Stuttgart newspaper among others are some of the products of Südwestdeutsche Medienholding
The newspaper is well known for its daily column Streiflicht, which means searchlight. It is published on the front page but anonymously. Süddeutsche Zeitung is also one of those media organisations that reviewed data from Panama Papers.
It studied the papers for over a year before publishing stories on April 3, 2016. In 2020 Süddeutsche Zeitung completed its 75 years.
Süddeutsche Zeitung also has an online news portal. For the convenience of its readers, the website has several sections such as Politics, Opinion, Sports, Culture, Society and Travel among others. Readers can also download the news app of Süddeutsche Zeitung to receive breaking news instantly.
Stern, which means Star in English, is a weekly news magazine in Germany. It is published by Gruner Jahr, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann, in Hamburg. Florian Gless and Anna-Beeke Gretemeier are the editors-in-chief of Stern.
Stern was founded by Henri Nannen. The first issue of the magazine appeared on August 1, 1948. Henri Nanner got permit from the British military government to create a magazine. After the license, Nanner renamed Zick-Zack, a youth paper, to Stern.
The cover of the first issue had the picture of actress Hildegard Knef. The first edition of Stern had 16 pages. Henri Nannen was also the first editor of Stern.
In 1965, Stern was sold to Gruner Jahr. In 1968, Stern along with Die Zeit started the publication of Stern-Zeit, a bi-weekly paper for visually challenged. Its publication was stopped due to the financial crisis in mid-2007.
In its April 28, 1983 edition, Stern published Hitler Diaries. However, soon scientific verification established the fact that it was all forgery committed by Konrad Kujau. This fiasco not only hampered the reputation of Stern but is still regarded as low point in German journalism.
Stern also has an online news platform. For the convenience of its readers, Stern has categorised its stories into different sections such as Lifestyle, Culture, Politics, Health, Travel, Family, Economy and Sports among others.
“Stern Digital is a politically and socially engaged medium that is independent of political parties, business associations and other interest groups,” the news portal describes itself on the website.
Stern is available on social media platforms. Readers can follow it on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.
“We want to constantly offer our readers what they value about us and surprise them with innovative forms of presentation or new formats,” Stern claims on its website.
Der Tagesspiegel is a German-language daily newspaper published in Germany. Its first issue appeared on September 27, 1945. It is owned by Dieter von Holtzbrinck’s DvH Medien GmbH. The company also owns other media publications such as Die Zeit, Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftswoche.
Der Tagesspiegel, which in English translates into The Daily Mirror, was founded by Erik Reger, Walther Karsch and Edwin Redslob. The moto of the newspaper is “rerum cognoscere causas”, which means “to know the causes of things”.
Der Tagesspiegel has regional offices in Washington D.C. and Potsdam. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format. Der Tagesspiegel has its headquarters in Berlin.
Der Tagesspiegel was owned by an independent trust for over 45 years. It was in 1993, the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group bought it in the wake of increasing competition in the publishing sector.
According to the official website of Der Tagesspiegel, “It has the highest sold circulation of any newspaper in Berlin with a market share that has been growing for over ten years.”
The website further claims, “The Tagesspiegel is one of the most cited newspapers in Germany and reaches more political decision-makers in the capital than all the national subscription newspapers put together”.
US Presidential Coverage
Back in 2007-2008, Christoph von Marschall, Der Tagesspiegel’s Washington D.C. correspondent, became popular in both the United States and Germany for his Barack Obama’s presidential campaign coverage. He even went on to write a book titled Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy.
Der Tagesspiegel also has an online edition. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated its stories into different categories like Politics, Berlin, Sports, Opinion, Knowledge, Culture, Society and Economy among others.
Der Tagesspiegel is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest news and updates.
Express is a regional tabloid in German language. It is based in Cologne, the fourth-most populous city in Germany. Its first edition appeared on February 29, 1964. Express has local categories for Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne. In neighbouring regions such as Aachen, Mönchengladbach, Duisburg, Express is available without the local section.
Express is published by DuMont, which has a history of around 400 years in the publishing industry.
“DuMont stands for relevant content of the highest quality – and has done so for almost 400 years,” its official website states.
DuMont describes itself as a “digital publishing and technology company”. It functions in the three business divisions namely Regional Media, Business Information and Marketing Technology.
On its website, DuMont claims to be one of the largest, traditional media companies of Germany. “With our brands Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and EXPRESS, we provide offer high quality journalism for the Cologne Metropolitan Region and the Rhineland,” DuMont mentions on the website.
The history of DuMont dates back to 1620 when Bertram Hilden used to run “a print shop for commemorative publications and prayer books in Cologne”. Later, in the year 1664, his son Peter Hilden printed and published a Latin-language newspaper “Extra ordinariae relationes”.
The newspaper was published by the University of Cologne and had reporters around The Hague, London, Paris, Brussels and Vienna.
In 1802, Schauberg acquired Kölnische Zeitung, which was published in the same print shop. In 1805, Markus DuMont married Katharina Schauberg and acquired the print shop as well.
Social Media Presence
Express is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest news and updates. While Express had 141.7K followers on Twitter, it had 253,363 people on Facebook by September 2020.
“Express is the mouthpiece of the Rhineland,” claims its official Facebook page.
Münchner Merkur, which translates to Munich Mercury in English, is a German language newspaper that publishes from Monday to Saturday in Bavaria. The subscription based newspaper is owned by the Müncher Merkurtz media group.
According to the Werbeträgerdaten – Presseerzeugnisse, Münchner Merkur had a circulation of 271.335 copies in 2015.
It is only the second newspaper that was allowed to publish in Munich. The first one was Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 1968, a subsidiary of the publishing company, tz was released as a tabloid.
The newspaper rolled out its first issue on November 13, 1946, under the title Münchner Mittag, which translates to Munich Noon. The American military government had licensed the newspaper to publish. Felix Buttersack was one of the founding members of the publication.
Westphalian publisher Dirk Ippen took over the operations of the Münchner Merkur and tz in 1982.
Münchner Merkur enjoys a loyal reader base as they have voted the publication for the Merkur-Theaterpreis (Merkur-theatre-prize) every year since 1996.
Georg Anastasiadis is the editor of Münchner Merkur. One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in case of suggestions and complaints for the content published in newspaper and the website.
Münchner Merkur also has its social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
Rheinische Post is a German language newspaper that has been publishing daily since 1946. The Rheinische Post Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH is the publisher of the newspaper that has its headquarters in Düsseldorf. Most of the readers of Rheinische Post are based in the western part of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Rheinische Post also owns two online platforms called RP ONLINE and Tonight.de.
The daily circulation of Rheinische Post is around 268,881 copies, while the readership 740,000 readers, as per the official website. The publishing company is based in North Rhine-Westphalia but it also circulates the copies of Rheinische Post in regions like Bonn and the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. As many as 60,000 copies are published every day for these districts.
The parliamentary office of Rheinische Post in Berlin. In the About Us section of the website, Rheinische Post claims to be the “voice of the West, which is heard at the federal level”. The impressive circulation of the newspaper makes it one of the five largest media groups in Germany.
The majority stake of Rheinische Post is possessed by Saarbrücker Zeitungsgruppe. The same company publishes various national dailies such as Saarbrücker Zeitung, Trierischer Volksfreund and Pfälzischer Merkur.
Political, Sport, Culture, Panorama, Economy, Digital and Life are among the sections of news on the Rheinische Post website.
Hamburger Morgenpost, which is also known as Hamburg Morning Post and Mopo, is a German language tabloid newspaper that publishes in Hamburg. In 2006, Hamburger Morgenpost became the second largest newspaper of Hamburg after Bild Zeitung.
Morgenpost Verlag GmbH owns Hamburger Morgenpost and has its editorial office at Barnerstrasse 14, 22765 Hamburg, AG Hamburg HRB 37743.
Arist von Harpe looks after the company management, while Maik Koltermann currently holds the position of Editor-in-chief of Hamburger Morgenpost. Geli Tangermann is responsible for politics or panorama, Mathis Neuburger looks after the news related to Hamburg.
Stefan Fuhr is the Head of duty, Mathis Neuburger is the Head of Hamburg news with assistance from Julian König. The Sport news is managed by Frederik Ahrens and his deputy Lars Albrecht. Miriam Khan looks after the Panorama beat, while Olaf Wunder and Thomas Hirschbiegel are the chief reporters of the newspaper. Dewi Lesmono is the Art-Director of the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper.
Hamburger Morgenpost has a website called MOPO.de that publishes all the newspaper reports, offers e-paper and news through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One can subscribe for the digital newsletter as well as the news alerts on WhatsApp.
One can write to email@example.com for complaints and suggestions on content published in Hamburger Morgenpost.
Der Westen is a German language news website owned by FUNKE Digital GmbH and has its editorial offices at Friedrichstraße 70, 10117 Berlin. Jens Doka, Ove Saffe, Alexander Rüben, Andreas Schoo, Michael Wüller and Stephan Thurm are among the representatives of the news portal.
Marie Todeskino is the Editor-in-chief, Bettina Steinke is the Deputy Editor-in-chief and David Herten currently holds the position of the Sports team leader.
The editorial team of Der Westen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funke Mediengruppe, which was earlier known as WAZ-Mediengruppe, is the country’s one of the largest publishers of newspapers and magazines. The media giant owns over 500 publications spread across eight countries. The renowned Funke family privately owns Funke Mediengruppe with its headquarters at Essen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Der Westen also has a website that publishes news related to sections like Essen, Duisburg, Bochum, More Cities, Bundesliga, BVB, SO4 and Sport. The website is quite popular in the region and beyond for its coverage of German football league Bundesliga.
“Fast, fresh and serious – we offer news from the region and beyond,” Der Westen describes itself in the About Us section of the Facebook page, which had close to two lakh followers in October 2020.
Berliner Morgenpost is a German language newspaper that has its readership base in Berlin. It is among the city’s most read newspapers.
Leopold Ullstein started publishing Berliner Morgenpost in 1898. In 1959, Axel Springer AG took over the operations of the newspaper, which sold it further to Funke Mediengruppe in 2013.
According to the Axel Springer AG website, Berliner Morgenpost had a circulation of 145,556 issues in 2009. Around 322,000 readers used to read the newspaper in the same year. In 2012, Berliner Morgenpost was bestowed with the European Newspaper of the Year award by the European Newspapers Congress.
Görge Timmer, Ove Saffe, Andreas Schoo and Michael Wüller are among the representatives of the Berliner Morgenpost newspaper. Christine Richter is the Editor-in-chief, while Jörg Quoos holds the designation of Editor-in-chief for national reporting on the newspaper. He additionally takes care of the Funke Zentralredaktion Berlin newspaper.
Carsten Erdmann is the Editor-in-chief of the Berliner Morgenpost website. While Jochen Gaugele is the Deputy Editor-in-chief of the newspaper, Laura Himmelreich holds the parallel designation for the online edition of it.
The website of Berliner Morgenpost features news sections like Berlin, Districts, Interactive, Political, Economy, Sport, Panorama, Culture, Knowledge, Travel and Lifestyle.
Die Tageszeitung (TAZ)
Die Tageszeitung is a German language national daily that is popularly known as taz. The publication is cooperatively owned by its employees. In 1978, Die Tageszeitung rolled out its first issue in Berlin with an aim to support the independent and progressive journalism that was politically inclined to the left.
Die Tageszeitung reports news on current politics, commenting on the social issues such as ecological crises and inequality on both local as well as international level. It brings out in public the topics that are ignored by the conservative newspapers.
On various occasions, the newspaper has published stories in support of the German Green Party and criticised the SPD/Greens coalition government when it was in power from 1998 to 2005.
The taz is also quite popular for its witty and impactful headlines. When Joseph Ratzinger was elected as Pope Benedict XVI, Die Tageszeitung reported Oh mein Gott! (Oh my god!). On Angela Merkel’s election as Germany’s first female Chancellor, a headline on taz read Es ist ein Mädchen (It’s a girl)
Aline Lüllmann and Andreas Marggraf are Managing Directors of Die Tageszeitung, while Barbara Junge and Ulrike Winkelmann currently hold the joint position of the Editor-in-chief. Katrin Gottschalk is the Deputy Editor of the newspaper.
One can write an email to email@example.com for complaints and suggestions.
Epoch Times is a news website owned by Epoch Times Europe GmbH with its base at Kunz-Buntschuh-Strasse 11, 14193, in Berlin. The website is a franchise of the Epoch Media Group, which boasts of a team comprising “award-winning journalists from around the world”.
The Epoch Media Group is the world’s fastest growing private news media network that aims to deliver factual as well as verified information. The media giant claims to be free from any influence by the governments, political parties and corporations.
In the About Us section of the website, Epoch Times claims that the precise information that it provides to its readers help them form an opinion on most of the relevant news topics. “We are not following the trend of postural journalism, which has a political agenda that is no longer based on facts,” says the website.
Epoch Times started its first company in 2000 in the United States to criticise and counter the communist repression as well as censorship in China. Some Chinese journalists, who had fled communism, started the independent media house to report on the truthful as well as uncensored information from China and other countries around the globe.
One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for complaints and suggestions.
Idowa is a German language news website that has its base at Cl. Attenkofer’sche book and art print shop Verlagsbuchhandlung Straubing KG, Ludwigsplatz 32, 94315, in Straubing.
Prof. Dr. Martin Balle is the Publisher of Idowa, while Dr. Hermann Balle holds the position of the Editor of the online publication. Prof. Dr. Martin Balle owns Idowa in a limited partnership with Christa Balle under the company name Straubinger Tagblatt / Landshuter Zeitung media group.
Political, Sport, Blue Light, Culture, Travel, Free Period, Events, Home Time and Coronavirus are among the sections of news published on Idowa. One can write an email to email@example.com for the complaints, suggestions or compliments on the content published on the website.
Idowa has its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter and offer a paid subscription called Idowa Plus for the decimination of news with the help of an e-paper, newsletter and mobile applications for both iOS and Android users.
“Here with us you will receive news from Lower Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate,” Idowa says on its official Facebook page.
Augsburger Allgemeine is a German-language newspaper that has been publishing daily since 1945. The Nazi regime used to control most of the newspapers in Augsburg before that period. Augsburger Allgemeine published its first issue titled as Schwäbische Landeszeitung on October 30, 1945.
Curt Frenzel had initiated the publication of the newspaper on a twice-weekly basis, with support from Colonel Bernhard MacMahon of the US military government.
Following the death of Frenzel in 1970, his daughter Ellinor Holland renamed the newspaper to Augsburger Allgemeine on November 1, 1959. The Holland family still owns the businesses of Augsburger Allgemeine as its third generation manages all the operations.
According to Adam Smith’s Europe’s Top Papers campaign, Augsburger Allgemeine had a circulation of 367,000 copies in 2001. In 2006, the circulation dipped slightly to 349,199 copies and two years later the newspaper managed to sell 344,537 copies.
Augsburger Allgemeine also has a website that published automated content from 1997 to 2001. In 2014, the staff of the newspaper took more responsibility towards the news website, which now publishes news on sections like Local, Bayern, Sport, FCA, Themed Worlds and Show.
Dr. Gregor Peter Schmitz is the Editor-in-chief of Augsburger Allgemeine, while Alexandra Holland.are credited as the Editors of the newspaper. Andreas Scherer is the Chairman of the publishing company with Alexandra Holland and Edgar Benkler as Managers.
Nürnberger Nachrichten is a German-language tabloid newspaper that is published daily in the Nuremberg-Erlangen-Fürth area. The newspaper collects news from the regions like Middle Franconia, Upper Franconia and Upper Palatinate to serve the largest audience of regional German newspapers.
Nürnberger Nachrichten was established by Joseph E. Drexel on October 11, 1945. Drexel had occupied the power in the American Military Government in Bavaria that time.
From 1945 to 1946, the broadsheet newspaper published twice a week. For the next three years, the frequency of Nürnberger Nachrichten increased to three times a week. On November 16, 1962, Nürnberger Nachrichten started to publish six times a week, using a tabloid format.
According to Adam Smith’s Europe’s Top Papers campaign, Nürnberger Nachrichten had a circulation of 325,000 copies in 2001.The circulation of the newspaper reached 315,000 copies in 2003, before drastically going down to 294,694 copies in 2006.
Michael Husarek, Barbara Zinecker and Matthias Oberth are among those who are responsible for the content published in the newspaper and on website.
One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for complaints or suggestions related to the news published by Nürnberger Nachrichten.
Altmühl-Bote is a regional daily newspaper owned by Nürnberger Nachrichten that publishes from Gunzenhausen. The newspaper rolled out its first issue in 1849. The Nürnberger Nachrichten has a section dedicated to Altmühl-Bote.
The name of Altmühl-Bote came from the Altmühl River, which is the landmark river of the region.
According to IVW, the paid circulation of the newspaper has seen a dip of 20 percent in its circulation since 1998 to 7,103 copies. Wolfgang Dressler is the Editorial Director of Altmühl-Bote since November 1, 2013. Emmy Riedel Buchdruckerei und Verlag GmbH is the publisher of the newspaper, which has its editorial offices at the Gunzenhausen’s market square.
Neue Westfälische is a German regional newspaper that publishes daily in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The newspaper is read by 90 percent of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe population. North Rhine-Westphalia’s fifth largest media house, Bielefelder Zeitungsverlag Neue Westfälische GmbH & Co. KG is the publisher of Neue Westfälische.
On the New Year day in 2016, Presse-Druck GmbH became the sole owner of the regional newspaper. SPD media holding Deutsche Druck-und Verlagsgesellschaft is the parent company of the Presse-Druck GmbH.
JD Küster Nachfahren Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH held around 43 percent shares of until December 2015. Wolfgang Kaeller was the managing director of the company back then. The DDVG holds the majority shares of the newspaper and thus, its subsidiary company Küster-Pressedruck GmbH & Co. KG publishes Neue Westfälische.
According to IVW, the circulation of Neue Westfälische is 193,561 copies. It was 26.3 percent higher in 1998. Over the last 10 years, the circulation of Neue Westfälische has reduced by an average of 2.1 percent per year.
With a recent fall of 3.4 percent, the current circulation of Neue Westfälische is 193,561 copies. The newspaper has a loyal reader base as 87.8 percent of its circulation is among its subscribers.
Klaus Schrotthofer is the editor of Neue Westfälische, while Thomas Seim currently holds the position of the Editor-in-chief. Michael-Joachim Appelt is the responsible advertising manager of the newspaper that is published by the Neue Westfälische GmbH & Co. KG.
Klaus Schrotthofer is the Managing Director of the company that has its base at Niedernstrasse 21-27, 33602 Bielefeld. One can dial up the phone number + 49- (0) 521-555-0 or send a fax on + 49- (0) 521-555-348 and -349 or simply write an email to email@example.com for complains and suggestions.
Neue Westfälische has its social presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Passauer Neue Presse
Passauer Neue Presse is a German language newspaper that started publishing in 1946. The newspaper was started with an aim to cover local news from Bavaria’s Passau region. Passauer Neue Presse also publishes international news. The newspaper is published by Passauer Neue Presse GmbH and has its office at Medienstraße 5, 94036 Passau.
On December 8, 2008, Passauer Neue Presse launched its YouTube channel for the distribution of the news in a video format.
Simone Tucci-Diekmann is the manager of the Passauer Neue Presse GmbH, while Martin Wanninger currently holds the position of Deputy Editor-in-chief.
One can dial up 0851 / 802-239 for subscription related queries, while the emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in case of complaints and suggestions on the content published by Passauer Neue Presse.
DPA German Press Agency GmbH, AFP Agence France-Presse GmbH and SID Sport-Informations-Dienst GmbH are among the sources of news for Passauer Neue Presse.
Passauer Neue Presse has a website as well that features sections like Local, Home Sport, Police, News, Counselor, Subscription, Show, Newsletter and Plus. One can follow the social media pages of Passauer Neue Presse on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for latest news updates.
On its official Facebook page, Passauer Neue Presse calls each of its subscriber a “friend” and promises to deliver “selected news from Lower Bavaria, Upper Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate”.
The newspaper adds that it has served around half a million readers since 1946. Passauer Neue Presse adds on Facebook that it has “15 local editions and is the largest regional daily newspaper in Bavaria outside of Munich, Nuremberg and Augsburg”.
Wirtschaftswoche is a German language business magazine that publishes on a weekly basis. The word “Wirtschaft” means economy in German, while “Woche” translates to week.
Initially, Wirtschaftswoche used to publish on Thursdays, but in March 2006, its publisher — Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt — decided to publish the magazine on Mondays. The editorial office of Wirtschaftswoche is in Düsseldorf. Handelsblatt is another publication owned by Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt.
Wirtschaftswoche aims to serve all the businessmen and anyone related to the field of business with news related to economy.
Wirtschaftswoche saw the best of its time in November 2014, was Miriam Meckel was the editor-in-chief. Meckel brought in significant structural changes to WirtschaftsWoche and a new edition with a fresh design was launched in 2015. The logo of the magazine was also changed during the redesign.
Gerrit Schumann, Oliver Voigt and Andrea Wasmuth are among the managers of the weekly magazine that has its office at Toulouser Allee 27, 40211 Düsseldorf.
Dieter von Holtzbrinck is the publisher of Wirtschaftswoche, Beat Balzli currently holds the designation of Editor-in-chief. Lutz Knappmann heads the whole process of publishing, with assistance from Deputy Head Stephan Happel. Jana Reiblein and Kristina Antonia Schäfer are Head of Engagement Management, while Christina Poppers, Sebastian Feltgen and Sara-Verena Adamsky are the content managers .
Christina Hollender looks after the Wirtschaftswoche’s social media presence. Wirtschaftswoche’s team of editors include Tristan Heming, Anna Tabea Hönscheid, Katja Joho, Stephan Knieps, Nora Schareika and Andreas Toller.
Wirtschaftswoche recorded circulation of 187,000 copies from 2001 to 2002. Later in 2005, Wirtschaftswoche managed to circulate 183,156 copies in the first quarter of the year and became the most selling business magazine in Germany.
In 2010, Wirtschaftswoche recorded a circulation of 182,603 copies, which reduced to 155,085 copies by the second half of 2013.
WirtschaftsWoche also has a website that disseminate news through social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing and Google+.
One can write an email to online@ wiwo.de for complaints and suggestions on news published on the website. To send the press releases, one can contact the online editorial team of WirtschaftsWoche through email@example.com.
Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine, also known as HNA, is a regional German language newspaper that is published in Kassel. According to the Situation des Zeitungsmarktes in Nordrhein-Westfalen 2008, HNA had an average circulation of 165,800 copies. The newspaper peaked in 1999 when its circulation had reached 247,500 copies.
HNA.de is the official website of Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine. It was launched by the newspaper publisher in 1998 and HNA soon became one of the largest news portals of Germany.
“HNA.de is one of the most successful internet sites of German regional newspapers,” the website claims in its About Us section.
The website we see today was developed in November 2014, with an aim to serve the mobile phone users. In July 2017, specialist portal Meedia ranked HNA 29th in the list of top German news websites.
HNA also features MeineHNA.de, a service portal dedicated to the subscribers of the website.
The website has dedicated team of editors but 14 local and national editorial offices of the Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine newspaper also provide news to HNA.de.
HNA says its “focus is on local reporting from North Hesse and South Lower Saxony”.
The HNA website covers sports events with live radio broadcasts and its official YouTube channel serves its audience with “nationwide strongest video” content. On the website, HNA also publishes a city magazine titled “Kassel Live”.
According to the IVW. HNA.de recorded over 9 million visits and 38 million page views in January 2018. In the second quarter of the 2017, the print edition had recorded a circulation of 188,785 copies.
Verlag Dierichs GmbH & Co. KG is the publisher of Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine, while Tatjana Coerschulte is the editor.
Kassel, Local, Consumer, Network World, Sport, World, Political, Culture and Economy are among the news sections on the HNA website. One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any complaint or suggestion.
Finanz Nachrichten a German language financial news portal that has its registered office at ABC New Media AG, Zollikerstrasse 27, 8008 in Zurich. Markus Meister is among the Board of Directors of the company, while Daniel Thung leads the team as Managing Director.
In case of any query, suggestion or complaint related to anything published on the Finanz Nachrichten website, you can dial up the telephone number + 41-43-5881098 or fax on + 41-43-5881099. You can also send an email directly to the responsible contact person using the news website.
On its official Facebook page, Finanz Nachrichten claims that it offers over 12,000 news items in a day. The publication boasts of an editorial team comprising more than 500 German and English-speaking business editors
Finanz Nachrichten publishes an extensive range of news and share prices, and features a customisable supplementary news page. In a section called “news watchlist”, Finanz Nachrichten displays news related to all the desired stocks of the country. It also gives viewer a glance of interesting news within a few minutes.
In October 2011, Finanz Nachrichten recorded over 3.2 million visits along with 11.4 million page views according to the IVW count. In the same month, the AGOF published an evaluation report that claimed that Finanz Nachrichten recorded 640,000 unique users on monthly basis. It added that at least 1.3 percent of the German population with internet access had visited the Finanz Nachrichten website at least once.
Finanz Nachrichten also has a website that has sections like News, Share Prices, Funds, Bonds, Derivate, Raw Materials, Currency and Watchlist. The news website has its presence on social media as well. One can follow Finanz Nachrichten on Twitter and Facebook for latest news updates.
Frankfurter Rundschau is a German language tabloid newspaper that publishes in Frankfurt am Main. The national daily publishes an e-paper on every Sunday for its website. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Frankfurter Neue Presse and Bild-Zeitung are among the direct competitors of the Frankfurter Rundschau.
Frankfurter Neue Presse is known as a social liberal newspaper of Germany that advocates independence, fairness and social justice.
Zeitungsholding Hessen has 90 percent ownership of Frankfurter Rundschau, while Karl-Gerold-Stiftung owns the remaining 1 percent of the company shares. Frankfurter Rundschau rolled out its first issue on August 1, 1945, soon after the World War II.
Initially a broadsheet, Frankfurter Rundschau changed its format to tabloid on May 30, 2007. In 2011, it was bestowed with the European Newspaper of the Year award by the European Newspaper Congress.
On November 12, 2012, Frankfurter Rundschau declared bankruptcy and its operations were acquired by Frankfurter Societät and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in the following year. The companies took over just 28 full time journalists of Frankfurter Rundschau.
The editorial team of Frankfurter Rundschau follows the legacy of Karl Gerold and remains committed to a “left-liberal” stance. DuMont Mediengruppe, the former majority owner of the newspaper, still looks after the correspondents for both national and international news.
Karl Gerold’s legacy firm owns 10 percent shares of the newspaper, though majority stake owner Frankfurer Societät has complete control over printing, advertisement selling and paper distribution.
Frankfurter Rundschau has a website as well that covers news related to Frankfurt, Rhine-Main, Political, Opinion, Future, Eintracht and more sections such as Culture, Sport, Economy etc.
Inge Günther, Klaus Staeck, Katja Thorwarth, Michael Herl, Joane Studnik, Richard Meng, Manfred Niekisch and Harry Nutt are among the prominent German writers who write columns for Frankfurter Rundschau.
Coburger Tageblatt is a German national daily publishing from Monday to Saturday in Coburg. According to the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern (IVW), the circulation of the newspaper was 10,992 in 2020, 30.2 percent less than what it used to be in 1998.
The Mediengruppe Oberfranken GmbH & Co. KG owns Coburger Tageblatt along with its sister publications — Fränkischer Tag, Bayerische Rundschau, Saale-Zeitung and Kitzinger. The media giant has a collective regional editorial team that collects and publishes news for all its publications.
Mediengruppe Oberfranken also owns a joint website called inFranken.de that publishes news from all these newspapers. Fränkische Rezepte, Coburg University and Eigenheim in Coburg are among the news sections of the website.
One can follow the newspaper and its website on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.
Coburger Tageblatt rolled out its first issue in 1886. Friedrich Riemann was the editor of the newspaper, while Theodor Hermann Wechsung owned it with Riemann’sche Hofbuchhandlung as its publisher.
Coburger Tageblatt was started with an aim to cover all news related to politics, local history and trade and business transactions. Soon after its establishment, the newspaper become the voice of the liberal forces.
Sondershausen’s Otto Kirchhof was the editor of the newspaper from 1893 to 1908. Friedrich Colbatzky joined in as publisher. The National Socialists took over the newspaper in 1936 and merged it with the Coburg National Zeitung two years later. In 1942, the publishing of the newspaper was stopped.
World War II
The Colbatzky family restarted the publication of Coburger Tageblatt after the World War II in 1945. The military government lifted the forced leasing from the newspaper in 1949. The license of the newspaper was registered on the name of Hans-Georg Ehrhardt, while Paula Colbatzky started the publication of Coburger Tageblatt. Thormann remained the editor-in-chief of the newspaper until 1962.
B.Z. is a popular German tabloid that is owned by media giant Axel Springer AG, based in Berlin. Ullstein-Verlag is the designated publisher of the tabloid newspaper. According to the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern, B.Z. had a circulation of over 200,000 copies in 2010.
For the clarification, B.Z. is neither Berliner Zeitung nor BZ am Abend. While Berliner Zeitung is a national daily that started publishing in 1945, BZ am Abend is an evening tabloid that later changed its name to Berliner Kurier.
However, when the newspaper was established on October 1, 1877, it was named Berliner Zeitung with an abbreviation ‘B.Z.’. Leopold Ullstein purchased the publication in 1878 and remodelled it as B.Z. am Mittag in 1904.
The daily newspaper was discontinued during the World War II as its publisher Ullstein-Vermögen was taken over by the Nazis. However, B.Z. made a comeback on November 19 in 1953.
In 1960, an Axel Springer company Ullstein-Verlag took over the operations of B.Z.
The company also owns Bild and Die Welt. Axel Springer outsourced the operations of his publications to his another subsidiary B.Z.-Ullstein in 2016. The move was aimed at the profit maximisation in the evolving Berlin market. The editorial headquarters of B.Z. is now in Kurfürstendamm.
In 2006 when Germany hosted the FIFA World Cup, B.Z. launched a special print edition called Sport-B.Z. The newspaper operated from August to December that year with an initial circulation of 50,000.
B.Z. awards a cultural prize called Berliner Bär, every year since 1991.
The tabloid also has a German language website that covers news related to sections like Berrlin Districts, Berlin City Life, Crime Scene, Berlin Sport, Berlin Job Market, Sports, Culture, People, Germany and World.
Besides the text reports, the B.Z. website also features videos and panorama. It also offers subscription for premier content on the website.
Der Postillon is a website that publishes news stories in German language. Stefan Sichermann is the founder, owner and editor of the website that features satirical articles on national, international and local news that is aired on TV or gets published in newspapers. The website claims to have catered to over 14 million visitors in October 2015.
Sichermann is a Public Relations expert, who started Der Postillon in 2008 as a hobby. He currently manages all the operations of the website with assistance from Alexander Bayer and Dan Eckert. Jennifer Schetter provides the Editorial Assistance, while Sascha Gerson is the Social Media Manager.
One can write an email to email@example.com in case of complains and suggestions.
Hamburger Abendblatt is a German language newspaper that publishes daily in Hamburg. The readers of the newspaper get supplements of news from regions like Norderstedt, Harburg, Ahrensburg and Pinneberg. The political inclination of Hamburger Abendblatt is conservative and it has been termed as a pro-government paper on many occasions.
According to Adam Smith’s Europe’s Top Papers campaign, the circulation of Hamburger Abendblatt was 288,000 copies in 2001, before it dipped to 252,533 copies in 2006. In 2006, the newspaper regained its popularity and recorded a circulation of 286,992 copies.
Hamburger Abendblatt has a website as well, which publishes news related to sections like Political, Economy, Sport, Culture & media, Knowledge, Counselor, Travel and Auto.
Stuttgarter Zeitung is a national daily of Germany that publishes in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. As many as 200,000 copies of the newspaper are sold every day.
Stuttgarter Zeitung rolled out its first issue on September 18, 1945, following the end of the World War II. The U.S. Information Control Division had issued the publishing license to Josef Eberle, Henry Bernhard and Karl Ackermann, who were joined by Erich Schairer in the subsequent year.
Today, Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding owns the newspaper and the website that publishes news related to Stuttgart, Region, Political, Economy, Sport, Panorama, Culture, Knowledge and Travel. One can subscribe to the website for a digital newspaper, newsletter and news alerts.
Badische Zeitung (Freiburg im Breisgau)
Badische Zeitung is a German language newspaper that publishes in Freiburg im Breisgau and covers all news related to South West Germany and the Black Forest region. According to the IVW, the circulation of Badische Zeitung is 145,825 and readership is 409,000.
Wolfgang Poppen is the Publisher of Badische Zeitung, Thomas Fricker is the Editor in Chief and Holger Knöferl and Markus Hofmann hold the designations of Deputy Editor-in-Chief for local and digital editions.
The newspaper, which was started in January 1946, now has a website too which has sections like Coronavirus, Local, Sport, Opinion, Leisure and Counselor.
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (KStA)
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger is a Cologne-based German language newspaper, which claims to have the largest circulation within the Cologne–Bonn Metropolitan region. The newspaper also boasts of a team of 100 contributing editors that work in coordination with correspondents spread all over Germany for local as well as regional news reporting.
The 1876-established newspaper also has a website that disseminate news with the help of an E-paper, Newsletter and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Carsten Fiedler is the Editor-in-chief of the newspaper, while Lutz Feierabend and Rudolf Kreitz are his deputies. Christian DuMont Schütte and Isabella Neven DuMont act as the Editors of Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger.
Leipziger Volkszeitun is a German language newspaper started publishing on October 1, 1894, in Leipzig and western Saxony. The newspaper aims to voice the workers’ movement. According to the IVW, Leipziger Volkszeitun had a circulation of 211,221 copies in 2011.
The Madsack Group owns Leipziger Volkszeitun while Bernd Hilder is the editor of Leipziger Volkszeitun. Herbert Flecken holds the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board, while Thomas Düffert, Adrian Schimpf and Benjamin Schrader act as Managing Directors.
The website of Leipziger Volkszeitun publishes news related to sections like Leipzig, Region, News, Sports Buzzer, Theme, Travel Reports, Jobs and Family. One can follow Leipziger Volkszeitun on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google+.
Weser-Kurier is a German newspaper that is published by the Bremer Tageszeitung AG, which is quite popular in Bremen and Lower Saxony. The team of Weser-Kurier also designs the title pages of Bremer Nachrichten, Verdener Nachrichten and Kurier am Sonntag, all local newspapers owned by the same company.
The circulation of Weser-Kurier amounts to 126.485 copies, which is 37.3 percent less of what it used to be in 1998.
Weser-Kurier has a website that features news sections like Corona, Bremen, Region, Werder, Sport, Germany & World, Subjects, Verlag and Games. One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the management for the Weser-Kurier newspaper and email@example.com for the website.
Berliner Zeitung is a German national daily, which started publishing in in East Germany in 1945. The newspaper with a centre-left ideology is published by Berliner Verlag GmbH. Dr. Michael Maier is the Editor of Berliner Zeitung. Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein and Holger Friedrich are the Managing Directors of the publishing company.
In 2003, the circulation of Berliner Zeitung was approximately 207,800 copies. It had become the largest subscription newspaper in Berlin and the weekend edition of the newspaper had a readership of 468,000.
The website of Berliner Zeitung publishes news in sections like Politics & Society, Economy & Responsibility, Sport & Passion, Culture & Pleasure, Style & Individuality, Learn & Work, Future & Technology and Health & Ecology.
Borse Online is a German language business news portal that delivers news related to Markets, Funds, ETFs, Bonds, Interest, Raw Materials, Currency, Certificates, Leverage Products, CFDs, Sample Depots and Broker Comparisons.
Borse Online is owned and operated by Finanzen.net GmbH. One can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for the answers related to all editorial questions.
On its official Facebook page, Borse Online claims to be the “most established independent investor magazine in Germany”. The financial news guide has helped the investors to make the right decisions for over 30 years. “At boerse-online.de you will receive all price-relevant news as soon as it happens,” the website states further.
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung is a regional newspaper that is published daily in Osnabrück, Germany. The newspaper has seven regional editions and a news website, which was started in January 2000.
Local, Germany & World, Sport, Show, Subscription, Podcast and Newsletter are among the sections of the news website.
Jan Dirk Elstermann and Prof. Dr. Drs. Hc Werner F. Ebke are the Publishers of the newspaper, while Jens Wegmann and Axel Gleie act as the Managing Directors.
Ralf Geisenhanslüke is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, while Alexander Krug holds the position of the Editor-in-Chief for the digital version. Dr. Berthold Hamelmann and Burkhard Ewert are the deputy editors of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.
Abendzeitung is a German language tabloid newspaper that publishes in Munich, Germany. The newspaper also has a localized edition for the coverage of news related to Nuremberg. The Saturday edition of Abendzeitung, which comes in a light blue theme, is quite popular in the region.
Munich, Bayern, Sport, Promised, TV, Political, Panorama and Culture are among the sections of the Abendzeitung website. You can follow Abendzeitung on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for latest news updates.
Abendzeitung Digital GmbH & Co KG owns the website, while Markus Giese and Jeanne Jacobs are responsible for the content published. Michael Schilling and Thomas Müller act as Editor-in-Chief of Abendzeitung.
Sächsische Zeitung is another regional newspaper of Germany, which is published in Dresden. The circulation of the newspaper is around 227.940, which is 40 percent less than what it used to be in 1998.
Established in 1946, Sächsische Zeitung is losing its popularity with time. In 2006, the newspaper had sold 294,204 copies as per the data collected by the European Publishing Monitor.
Uwe Vetterick is the Editor-in-chief of Sächsische Zeitung. Heinrich Maria Löbbers acts as Chief Curator, Marc Hippler as Head of Digital Storytelling and Claudia Schade hols the position of Head of Audience Development. One can write an email to email@example.com for complaints and suggestions.
Berliner Kurier is a German-language regional tabloid published daily by Berliner Verlag GmbH. As per its Facebook page, it was established in 1949. According to Wikipedia, Berliner Kurier was owned by M. DuMont Schauberg, one of the oldest and largest publishing houses in Germany. However, it was sold to Holger Friedrichs in September 2019.
While Dr. Mirko Schiefelbein (Vorsitz) and Holger Friedrich are the managing directors, Dr. Michael Maier is the editor of Berliner Kurier.
After Charlie Hebdo shooting in January 2015, in which staff of the French satirical magazine was attacked, Berliner Kurier’s front page featured a cartoon of Islamic prophet Muhammad “reading Charlie Hebdo in a bath of blood”.
Berliner Kurier also has a digital version to ensure a larger reach. The website has several sections such as Berlin, Panorama, Politics, Economy and Sports among others. Berliner Kurier is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Twitter and Facebook for the all the latest news and updates.
In case of any suggestion or complaint, readers can contact Berliner Kurier via telephone number- +49 30 633311 457. One can even write a letter to the editor and send it at the email address- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westdeutsche Zeitung is a regional daily newspaper with core locations in Wuppertal, Krefeld and Düsseldorf. It claims to reach 302,000 people every day with the local editions of Westdeutsche Zeitung.
“As a regional company, we, the Westdeutsche Zeitung, stand for local expertise and first-class journalism,” reads the description on the website.
In 1934, two newspapers, Krefelder General-Anzeiger and Crefelder Zeitung collaborated to appear under the name Westdeutsche Zeitung. In 1949, that Westdeutsche Zeitung reappeared for the first time after the war ended in 1945.
At present, in 2020, Lothar Leuschen is the editor-in-chief and one can drop a mail to him at email@example.com. Annette Ludwig is the deputy editor and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The managing director of Westdeutsche Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG is Oliver Moll.
To complement its print edition, Westdeutsche Zeitung has an online version. The website has sections such as Sports, Politics, Opinion, Panorama, Economy and Travel among others. Westdeutsche Zeitung is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates. Westdeutsche Zeitung also has news app for both Android and iOS users. Readers can download the app on their smartphones to receive breaking news instantly.
Lippische Landeszeitung is a German-language regional daily newspaper for Lippe, a district in the east of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The history of the newspaper goes back to 1767 when the first issue of Lippischen Intelligenzblätter appeared. However, it was on January 2, 1878 that Lippische Landeszeitung, owned by Klingenberg brothers, first hit the newsstand.
“It is one of the oldest daily newspapers in all of Germany,” the official website describes Lippische Landeszeitung.
World War II Supplement
In 2009, the newspaper issued a large special supplement to mark the 60th anniversary of its reappearance after World War II. While Ralf Freitag is the managing director, Dirk Baldus is its Editor-in-chief.
Lippische Landeszeitung also has a digital edition. For the convenience of readers, stories on the website have been segregated into different sections such as Sports, Coronavirus, Local election, Culture and Supraregional among others.
One can find Lippische Landeszeitung on social media platforms as well. Follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to receive all the latest news and trending updates of the region.
In case of doubt, query or feedback, readers can either call or drop a mail to Lippische Landeszeitung. The contact number of its customer service is 05231-911 333 and the email-address is email@example.com
Main-Post is a German-language daily newspaper. “We deliver the most exciting stories from Main Franconia,” reads the description in the About Us section of its Facebook page. As per information given by Main-Post on Facebook, it has been in the news business since 1883.
“Information from the region for the region-we’ve been taking care of this every day since 1883,” Main-Post mentions.
At present, in 2020, Michael Reinhard is its chief editor.
Main-Post also has an online edition. The stories on the website have been segregated into different sections such as Regional, Supraregional, Sports, Kickers and Leisure many more. Readers can also download the official news app to receive breaking news instantly. The app is available for both Android and iOS users. Main-Post also offers ePaper app.
Social Media Presence
Main-Post is available on social media platforms. Besides Facebook, one can follow it on Instagram and Twitter for the latest news and updates. In case of any doubt or query, one can send mail at the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. The other way to connect with Main-Post is via its contact number — 0931 – 6001 6001 from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. On Saturday, this service is available between 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mannheimer Morgen is a German-language regional daily newspaper based in Mannheim. It belongs to Mediengruppe Dr. Haas GmbH. As per its Facebook page, the newspaper started its publication on 6 July 1946.
“As a leading regional media company in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, it offers its customers a comprehensive service in the information and advertising market,” the official website of Mediengruppe Dr. Haas GMBH mentions about Mannheimer Morgen.
The newspaper was initially titled Der Morgen, however, due to copyright issues, soon its name was changed to Mannheimer Morgen. It was established by Eitel Friedrich Schilling von Cannstatt and Oskar Hörrle. Later when it was found that Hörrle had not given correct personal and professional details, he had to quit. Thereafter, Karl Ackermann, the editor-in-chief of Stuttgarter Zeitung took over the responsibility.
Mannheimer Morgen also has a digital edition “Morgen Web”. For the convenience of its readers, the stories on the website have been segregated into different sections such as Cities & region, Germany and world, Sports, Opinion and Leisure among others.
Mannheimer Morgen is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Twitter and Facebook to stay updated with the latest and trending news in their region.
Kieler Nachrichten (KN)
Kieler Nachrichten or KN is a German-language newspaper published by Kieler Zeitung Verlags und Druckerei KG-GmbH & Co., which is a subdivision of Axel Springer AG. It claims to be the only daily newspaper in the region of Keil, Germany.
Kieler Nachrichten appears from Monday to Saturday. On its website, it claims to have a daily circulation “of around 84,000 copies and with a gross reach of almost 230,000 readers”.
The first issue of the newspaper was published in 1946. Currently, in 2020, Christian Heinrich is the publisher of Kieler Nachrichten while Sven Fricke is the managing director. Meanwhile, Christian Longardt is the editor-in-chief since January 2012.
Kieler Nachrichten also has a digital edition. The website was launched in 1996. For the convenience of its readers, the stories on its website is segregated into different sections such as Local, News, Sports, Theme, Travel Reporter and many more.
On its Facebook page, it states, “www.kn-online.de as an online portal delivers the latest news locally for Schleswig-Holstein and from all over the world”. Kieler Nachrichten launched its ePaper in 2003.
Kieler Nachrichten is avaiable on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Nordukurier is a flagship German-language daily newspaper published by Nordkurier Mediengruppe. As per information on the website, Nordukurier “reaches around 200,000 readers daily in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the Uckermark with 13 local editions”.
According to the website, “Nordkurier Mediengruppe is the leading media group in north-east Germany”.
“There are 120 journalists from Nordkurier out and about, reporting for our daily newspaper, our news portal as well as our social media and apps,” the website further mentions.
Besides two daily newspapers- Nordkurier and Uckermark Kurier, the publishing house also owns magazines titled Usedom aktuell, Rezepte and Touren alongside a weekly newspaper Lokalfuchs.
At present, in 2020, Jérôme Lavrut and Holger Timm are the managing directors of Nordkurier Mediengruppe. While Lavrut has been on the position since January 2020, Timm became MD in August 2019.
Nordkurier also has a digital edition. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated its stories into different sections and sub-sections. The category of News has sub-sections such as Politic and economy, From around the world, Sports, Culture and Leisure among others.
While Jürgen Mladek is the editor-in-chief of the website, Marion Richardt and Gabriel Kords are deputy editors-in-chief. The contact number of the editorial office is +49 (0) 800 4575-044
Frankenpost is a German-language daily regional newspaper with four editions. According to the information on Südwestdeutsche Medienholding’s official website, “Frankenpost is one of the leading regional newspapers in Northern Bavaria”.
Its first issue appeared on October 12, 1945, after getting a license by American military government in Bavaria. The newspaper was initially available on Tuesday and Friday. Back then, Hans Seidel and Tibor Yost were the editors of Frankenpost.
“The editors of the Upper Franconian daily newspaper have repeatedly been awarded the Theodor Wolff Prize for outstanding reports and essays,” reads the description on SWMH. Frankenpost is published in Rheinische format.
Frankenpost also has a digital version. Its website has sections such as Region, Germany & world, Sports, Life and many more. Frankenpost Verlag GmbH is the publisher of the newspaper and Dr. Serge Schäfers is the managing director. Marcel Auermann is the editor-in-chief of Frankenpost.
Social Media Presence
Frankenpost is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and trending updates. On its Facebook, Frankenpost claims to have won European Newspaper Award 2016.
According to its Facebook page, readers can contact Frankenpost through its email address- email@example.com or telephone number – +49 9281 8160.
Stuttgarter Nachrichten is a German-language newspaper established on November 12, 1946. At present, in 2020, Christoph Reisinger is the editor-in-chief of Stuttgarter Nachrichten. He has been on the post since April 2011. Fellbacher Zeitung, Kornwestheimer Zeitung and Marbacher Zeitung are the three local editions of Stuttgarter Nachrichten
Stuttgarter Nachrichten also has a digital edition. For the convenience of its readers, the website has categorised the stories into different sections. There are sections like Region & country, Sports, Entertainment, Panorama, Digital, Knowledge, Politics and Economy among others. According to its Facebook page, the website was launched again in 2006.
Social Media Presence
Stuttgarter Nachrichten is available on social media platforms. One can find it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. While 116,041 people had liked its Facebook page, 32.9 K followed it on Instagram and 40.9 K on Twitter by October 2020.
Readers can download StN ePaper app on their smartphones for “access to all the local editions, editorial supplements and brochures”. It is available for both Android and iOS users.
Stuttgarter Nachrichten is published by MHS Digital GmbH. In case of any query, one can write a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them via phone number- +49 711 7205 8401. Herbert Dachs and Alexander Kratzer are the managing directors.
Junge Freiheit (JF)
Junge Freiheit, which means “Young Freedom” in English is a German-language weekly newspaper based in Germany. The first issue of Junge Freiheit appeared in June 1986 in Freiburg im Breisgau, a city in Baden-Württemberg.
It was founded by a 19-year-old high school student, Dieter Stein as a student newspaper. It was on January 21, 1994 when Junge Freiheit began its new journey as a “conservative weekly newspaper without the financial backing of a major publisher”.
Junge Freiheit also has an online edition. The website was launched on November 9, 1996. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated the stories into various sections such as Politics, Economy, Debate, Knowledge and Culture among others.
In August 2012, Junge Freiheit launched its application for smartphone users. Currently, in 2020, the founder Dieter Stein is the editor-in-chief and Thorsten Thaler is the deputy editor-in-chief.
Social Media Presence
Junge Freiheit is available on social media platforms as well. One can follow it on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter for all the latest news and trending updates. Junge Freiheit can be contacted via phone number- 030/86 49 53-25. In case readers have any suggestion, feedback or query, they can write a mail at the email address- email@example.com
General-Anzeiger is a regional daily newspaper founded in 1725. The newspaper got its current name in December 1889. General-Anzeiger has the “highest circulation for Bonn and the region”.
“The General-Anzeiger is a modern media company that has been rooted in the region for almost 300 years,” it describes itself on the website.
According to the information given on the website, the newspaper reaches around 160,000 readers every day. Since 2018, it has been a part of Rheinische Post Mediengruppe.
General-Anzeiger is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates. According to the website of General-Anzeiger, “the online portal www.ga.de reaches around 1.7 million users per month”.
One can also subscribe to the newsletter or listen to the podcast of General-Anzeiger. Readers can even download GA News app to receive breaking and alerts instantly on their smartphones.
At present, in 2020, Dr. Helge Matthiesen is the editor-in-chief of General-Anzeiger. Kersten Köhler is the managing director of General-Anzeiger Bonn GmbH.
General-Anzeiger can be contacted via phone number- (+49) (0) 228 66 88-0. In case of any query, feedback or suggestion, readers can shoot a mail at the email address- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heilbronner Stimme is a regional daily newspaper based in Heilbronn. The first issue of Heilbronner Stimme appeared on March 28, 1946. Paul Distelbarth and Hermann Schwerdtfeger were the first publishers of the newspaper.
Heilbronner Stimme “is a journalistically independent daily newspaper that is committed to the principles of the democratic constitutional state,” reads the description on its website.
Its first local edition was Hohenloher Zeitung in Hohenlohe. It appeared on January 18, 1947. Currently, in 2020, its publisher is Tilmann Distelbarth and Uwe Ralf Heer is the editor-in-chief.
Heilbronner Stimme has a digital edition as well. The website was launched in the year 1996. For the convenience of its readers, Heilbronner Stimme has categorised its stories into different sections such as Germany & World, Sports and Corona among others.
Social Media Presence
Heilbronner Stimme is available on different social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for the latest news and trending updates. Besides newsletters via e-mail, readers can also instantly receive breaking and alerts on their smartphone if they have its app.
In case of query, feedback or suggestion, readers can drop a mail to the editor at email@example.com. The contact number of Heilbronner Stimme is 07131 615-615.
Bietigheimer Zeitung is a German-language daily newspaper based in Bietigheim-Bissingen. It is the second largest town in Ludwigsburg district. Bietigheimer Zeitung has two regional editions, namely, Sachsenheimer Zeitung and Bönnigheimer Zeitung.
The newspaper is published by Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft Bietigheim mbH. Its managing director is Stefan Gläser.
“The Bietigheimer Zeitung and its two regional editions Sachsenheimer Zeitung and Bönnigheimer Zeitung reach around 15,000 reader households every day,” mentions its Facebook page.
Bietigheimer Zeitung also has an online edition. It has sections such as Local News, Police report, Sports, Politics, Economy, Knowledge, Panorama, Entertainment and Culture among others. Readers can also register for the newsletter without any charge.
“With the BZ newsletter you will be informed about what is important on that day before you even read the newspaper,” Bietigheimer Zeitung mentions on its website.
In case readers want to write to the editorial staff, they can shoot a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Regarding general query, one can write a mail at email@example.com. In case of any suggestion, query or feedback, readers can call Bietigheimer Zeitung at its contact number- +49 7142 4030.
Bietigheimer Zeitung is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Freie Presse (Chemnitz)
Freie Presse is a German-language newspaper. According to its Facebook page, the newspaper was established on May 20, 1946. Headquartered in Chemnitz, Frei Presse follows Nordisch format.
Chemnitzer Verlag und Druck GmbH & Co. KG (CVD) is the parent company of the newspaper. Besides Free Press and its 19 local editions, CVD also publishes advertising papers BLICK and Wochenspiegel Sachsen. According to the website, Freie Presse “appears in the regions of Chemnitz, Erzgebirge, Central Saxony, West Saxony and Vogtland with 19 different local editions daily”.
Currently, in 2020, Torsten Kleditzsch is the editor-in-chief of Freie Presse. Meanwhile, Jana Klameth and Udo Lindner are deputy-editor-in-chief.
Freie Presse also has an online edition. The website has different sections and sub-sections. While News has sub-categories like Germany, World and Economy, Sports has sub-sections such as Soccer, Basketball, Handball and many more. Similarly, Culture & Knowledge has sub-sections like Culture, Science and Multimedia among others.
Freie Press is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. Freie Presse also has a mobile application, FP News, for both Android and iOS users. Readers can even reach out to Freie Presse via contact number- +49 371 6560
Part 2: German business newspapers and websites
The second part of the article includes German business newspapers and news websites that are popular in Germany and its neighbouring countries.
Handelsblatt is a business newspaper published in Germany by Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, the newspaper appears from Monday to Friday. The publisher Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt also publishes a weekly business magazine, Wirtschaftswoche.
Established on May 16, 1946, Handelsblatt was founded by journalist Herbert Gross. Within a few months, Friedrich Vogel became the publisher. He remained on the position from 1902-1976. In 1969, Georg von Holtzbrinck collaborated with Vogel.
In 1971, Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group acquired the company and Dieter von Holtzbrinck became its managing director. In 2009, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Medien GmbH (DvH Medien GmbH) took over the group. In the same year, Dieter von Holtzbrinck bought Der Tagesspiegel, Handelsblatt and WirtschaftsWoche from the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
Handelsblatt also has a digital edition. The online version was launched in the year 1996. For the convenience of its readers, the website has segregated the stories into different sections such as Politics, Companies, Technology, Finances, Automobile, Career, Arts & Style, Opinion and Video among others.
Handelsblatt Global, an English-language edition, was launched in the year 2014. Its target audience was international readers interested in German finance and business news.
Published five days a week, the editorial office of Handelsblatt Global was in Berlin. In 2018, the newspaper was renamed Handelsblatt Today. However, within one year, on February 27, 2019, its operations were shut permanently.
Andreas Kluth was then the editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Global. Currently, in 2020, Sven Afhüppe is the editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt.
Handelsblatt began an online lexicon, WirtschaftsWiki, in September 2005. WirtschaftsWiki contains terms commonly used in economics and politics along with their definitions. Any registered user is allowed to make proper and accurate changes in the database.
Handelsblatt is also available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and updates.
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten
Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, established in 2012, “reports on developments in politics, business and society in a journalistically independent and understandable way”. Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten is owned by the Swedish publishing group Bonnier Business Press and Berlin-based Blogform Verlags Gesellschaft mbH.
The website contains news related to economy, business and finance. It has sections such as Finances, Germany, World Economy, Politics, Technology and Companies among others. Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten claims to be the “most shared economic news website on social media”.
One can follow DWN on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. DWN started publishing magazine from June 2013.
Part 3: German sports newspapers and websites
The third part of the article includes German sports newspapers and news websites that are popular for their coverage of sports in Germany.
Kicker is a sports magazine in Germany. Published twice a week on Monday and Thursday, the magazine was founded by German football pioneer Walther Bensemann. It was established on July 14 in 1920.
Kicker’s first issue was published in Konstanz, Germany. Originally, the magazine was based in Stuttgart. Currently, it has headquarters in Nuremberg. Kicker mainly covers football.
A yearbook, Kicker Almanach, is also published by the magazine. The yearbook was first published in 1937. It was discontinued after 1942. After 1959, Kicker Almanach is being published regularly.
The magazine is published by Olympia-Verlag GmbH. The company acquired Kicker in 1968 and merged it with Sportmagazin.
Besides a magazine, Kicker has a kicker.tv, application for smartphones and eMagazine. Mobile application is available for both Android and iOS users. One can download the app to get breaking and alerts. Apart from these, Kicker also has a digital version, established in the year 2012.
For the convenience of its readers, Kicker has segregated the stories into different sections on its website. It has categories such as Soccer, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Handball, Motorsport, Tennis, Winter Sports, Olympia, NFL, Wheel and many more.
Social Media Presence
Kicker can also be followed on social media platforms for the latest news and updates. It is available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. While Kicker has 504,625 followers on Facebook, 205.3 K follow its official Twitter account. Kicker boasts of 792k followers on photo-sharing platform Instagram.
“The official YouTube channel of Germany’s leading sports portal,” reads the About section of Kicker’s YouTube channel. In case readers have any suggestion, query or feedback, then one can write a mail to Kicker.
According to its Facebook page, Bärbel Schnell and Toni Schnell are Managing Directors of the company in the year 2020. Presently, in 2020, Rainer Holzschuh is the editor of Kicker.
Bravo claims to be the “largest teen magazine” catering to the interest of the German-speaking youth. The magazine appears 13 times annually. It contains news related to youth and talks about their issues and interests. Founded by columnist Peter Boenisch, the first issue of Bravo appeared on August 25, 1956.
Bravo also has a digital edition. It has a vast section dedicated to sports with categories such as Sports trends, Sports stars, Soccer, Formula 1 among others.
Bravo is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest news and updates.
Part 4: German news agency
We will now discuss about the German news agency that remains to be the country’s most authentic source of information for national as well as international news.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA)
Deutsche Presse-Agentur is a press agency of Germany. Deutsche Presse-Agentur claims to be the oldest and largest news agency in Germany. The press agency was founded in the year 1949 on August 18. It was established as a co-operative company in Goslar, a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
It later went on to become a limited liability company in 1951. The first editor-in-chief of Deutsche Presse-Agentur was Fritz Singer. In 2020 Sven Gosmann is the editor-in-chief of Deutsche Presse-Agentur. He held the position in 2004.
While the central editorial office of Deutsche Presse-Agentur is located in Berlin, its headquarters is in Hamburg. According to the official website of Deutsche Presse-Agentur “print media, radio stations, online and mobile communication providers” in over 100 countries avail its services.
In the About Us section on its website, Deutsche Presse-Agentur defines itself as “independent, reliable, up-to-the-minute”.
It claims to have a vast global network of correspondents and editors. “Of the 150 news agencies established worldwide, only a handful can match dpa when it comes to independence and autonomy,” the Germany news agency describes itself.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur claims to have a presence in 95 countries around the world. DPA covers approx. 200 countries worldwide. It has 54 offices across Germany. The agency also has regional editorial desks in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Cairo.
“From Tierra del Fuego to Kamchatka and from Australia to Alaska, dpa products can be found everywhere,” it mentions on its website.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur produces international wire services in German, English, Spanish and Arabic languages. Deutsche Presse-Agentur’s “clients are heterogeneous, which makes it impossible to align with various interest groups,” it says on the official website.
The German press agency is available on social media platforms. One can follow it on Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin for the latest news and updates.
Germany has the most competitive network of television channels in Europe with over 38 million audience of the broadcasting medium. The political structure of the country controls both regional as well as national public broadcasters. However, the broadcasters compete with each other for the big share of audiences.
All 16 prime regions of Germany have their own private as well as public broadcasting network.
Das Erste, ZDF and Deutschlandradio are among the public broadcasters operating in Germany. Each household of the country has to pay a broadcasting contribution to fund the public television as well as radio stations.
For the international broadcasting, Germany has Deutsche Welle as a trusted brand of media.
Bertelsmann and renowned publisher Axel Springer operate some of the world’s largest media conglomerates in Germany. The ProSiebenSat1 Media and the RTL Group are the commercial television leaders in the country as they air the most prominent free to air TV channels.
While the German television is the best in Europe, newspapers are considered to be the most trusted source of news in Germany. Many tabloids and magazine are also popular in Germany but they do not have such a serious readership in compare to the broadsheet newspapers. As an exception, a tabloid called Bild is the most selling daily publication in the region.
The national newspapers are more trusted but the local press has a stronger reader base in Germany.
The freedom of press is guaranteed in the German Constitution. However, no publication or the broadcaster is allowed to show swastika as it endorsed the Nazism ideology.
According to the InternetWorldStats.com, as many as 79.1 million people had access to the internet in Germany by December 2017. Facebook is the most used social media platform in the country with a base of more than 31 million users.
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