Berner Zeitung

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Berner Zeitung
Logo Berner Zeitung.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Tamedia
Publisher Charles von Graffenried
Editor-in-chief Michael Hug
Founded 3 January 1979; 35 years ago (1979-01-03)
Language German
Headquarters Bern, Switzerland
Circulation 174,162 (daily; 2012)
OCLC number 605915334
Official website (in German)

Berner Zeitung (literally: "Journal of Bern"), also branded as BZ, is a Swiss German-language daily newspaper, published by Tamedia in Bern.

History and operations[edit]

The Swiss paper Berner Zeitung was first issued on 3 January 1979. Four different papers led to the creation of the also called BZ. The Intelligenzblatt (1834), which was renamed Berner Tagblatt in 1888. The Emmenthaler Nachrichten(1883), the weekly newspaper of Emmenthal(1844) and the Neue Berner Zeitung (1919). When the Emmenthaler Blatt and the Neue Berner Zeitung were merged in 1973, Berner Zeitung was created. This paper merged with the daily news (former Emmenthaler Nachrichten) in 1977 creating the Berner Nachrichten, which was first released on 3 January 1979. The first editor-in-chief was Peter Schindler who was in charge between 1979 and 1982. His successors were Urs P. Gasche (1982-1985), Ronald Roggen (1985-1986), Beat Hurni (1987-1996) and Andreas Z'Graggen (1996-2005). Between 2006 and 2009 Markus Eisenhut und Michael Hug co-edited the paper, until Eisenhut took over another paper called Tages-Anzeiger.

In December 2011, Espace Media announced that they were going to merge the Splitausgabe Oberaargau and the Langenthaler Tagblatt. The first issue of the BZ Langenthaler Tagblatt was published on 2 July 2012.[1][2]<

With a daily distribution of 174,162 (2012), the newspaper is one of the largest daily newspapers in Switzerland and the leading newspaper in the Bern Canton.[3]

Its publisher was Charles von Graffenried till his death on 4 July 2012.[4]

The newspaper also publishes local editions in Thun (Thuner Tagblatt), the Bernese Oberland (Berner Oberländer) and Solothurn (Solothurner Tagblatt).


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