The January 29, 2011 front page of Hamburger Morgenpost
|Type||Daily newspaper (Sunday own title)|
|Owner(s)||M. DuMont Schauberg|
The Hamburger Morgenpost is the second largest newspaper in Hamburg.
The Hamburger Morgenpost was founded in 1949 by the Hamburg section of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) with a circulation of 6000 copies. Until the late 1950s, the circulation increased to 450,000 copies. After the Bild newspaper published by the Axel Springer publishing house as a second tabloid at the Hamburg newspaper market, the edition of the Hamburger Morgenpost declined steadily. Due to the existing competition with other newspapers, such as the 1948 re-founded Hamburger Abendblatt, leads to less interest in political party owned newspapers in Hamburg. The SPD sold the newspaper due to financial problems in the mid-1970s. After several owners, the publishing company Gruner + Jahr bought it in 1986. In 1989, the circulation had fallen to 135,000. 1999 Gruner + Jahr sold the newspaper in 1999 to Frank Otto and Hans Barlach. In 2006, the BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding, a company of David Montgomery's Mecom Group and Veronis Suhler Stevenson International, bought the newspaper. In 2009, Mecom Group sold it to the Cologne-based private publishing company DuMont Schauberg.
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- "UPDATE 1-Mecom sells German unit for 152 mln euros". Thomson Reuters. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
- Official website (German)
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