History and profile
Established in 1977, Falter is published weekly on Wednesdays. The magazine was founded by Armin Thurnherr who also serves as the editor-in-chief. The publisher is Falter Verlagsgesellschaft. The magazine has no political affiliation. Its headquarters is in Vienna.
Falter reports from a broadly left-liberal perspective on politics, media, culture and the life in Vienna. Since Spring 2005 a local edition has also been published in Styria. The weekly has a science supplement, Heureka, which is supported by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Science. The supplement features critical analyses of scientific activities, science policy, science/society relationships and university-based science and each issue focuses on a scientific topic, including genetics, science and politics among the others. It is distributed not only to the readers of Falter but also to university departments, the relevant ministries and other related institutions.
The 2007 circulation of Falter was 63,000 copies.
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