De Tijd

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For the daily published in the Netherlands, see De Tijd (Netherlands).
De Tijd
Type Daily
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Mediafin
Editor Isabel Albers
Founded 1968; 46 years ago (1968)
Headquarters Havenlaan 86C Box 309
Brussels B-1000
Website www.tijd.be

De Tijd (English: The Times), formerly De Financieel-Economische Tijd (The Financial Economical Times), is a Belgian newspaper that mainly focuses on business and economics. It is printed on salmon pink paper since May 2009, following the example of its colleagues Financial Times, Het Financieele Dagblad, FT Deutschland and many more.

History and profile[edit]

De Tijd was established in 1968.[1] The paper is owned by De Persgroep (50%) and Rossel (50%).[1] The current editor-in-chief of De Tijd is Isabel Albers.

De Tijd is a typical financial daily, covering economy and business, financial markets and national and international politics. The paper is the main information source for Belgian managers (CIM-survey 2009). It is published from Tuesday to Saturday[1] with no Sunday or Monday edition. The weekend edition is enriched with two magazines:[1] Netto, on personal finance, and Sabato on lifestyle.

In March 2012 the paper began to be published in Berliner format.[2]

De Tijd was named as the Newspaper of the Year in the category of nationwide newspaper by the European Newspapers Congress in 2012.[2]

Mediafin[edit]

De Tijd was established and financially supported by the Vlaams Economisch Verbond. In 2005, two major Belgian media conglomerates, the Flemish De Persgroep which is the owner of Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen among others and the Walloon Rossel which is the owner of Le Soir among others purchased Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd, the mother company of De Tijd and Editeco, the publishing company of L'Echo, the French counterpart. Both newspapers were integrated in the newly established Mediafin, in which De Persgroep and Rossel each hold a stake of 50 percent.[1][3] Both newspapers stayed independent, but they work in the same building at the historical site of Tour & Taxis in Brussels since the merger. Frederik Delaplace is editorial director of Mediafin.

Circulation[edit]

The circulation of De Tijd was 59,144 copies and its market share was 4.7% in 2002.[4] The circulation of the paper was 39,315 copies in 2008 and 36,569 copies in 2009.[5] It was 37,448 copies in 2010 and 39,431 copies in 2011.[5]

According to the Centrum voor Informatie over de Media (nl), (CIM)[6] De Tijd had a total paid for distribution of 37,031 copies at the end of 2011. It reached 123.300 readers every day. De Tijd had an average market share of 6,4% in Flanders.

The newspaper has been investing in multimedia projects since 2007. The website of De Tijd now reaches about 150.000 unique visitors a day. The website has a (frequency based) paid for model since May of 2010.[7] The newspaper is also available via mobile, it has apps for both iPad and iPhone and a html-based app for other tablets.

Slogans[edit]

  • Het Lijfblad van de Manager (1968–1996).
  • Voor kennis van Zaken (1996–2002).
  • Uit op Inzicht (2002–2003).
  • De Essentie (2003–2006).
  • Voor kennis van Zaken (2006–2007).
  • Tel mee (2008-2010)
  • Voor belangrijke zaken neemt u De Tijd (since 2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Belgium Titles". Business Press. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "14th European Newspaper Award" (Press Release). Editorial Design. 2013. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Koen Panis et. al. (2014). "Does Media Cross-Ownership Translate into Cross-Promotion?". Journalism Studies. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2014.953780. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  4. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries". Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  6. ^ cim.be (Dutch), (French)
  7. ^ "Lezersmarkt - mediafin". mediafin.be. 

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