Hamburger Morgenpost

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Hamburger Morgenpost
Hamburger Morgenpost am Sonntag
Hamburger Morgenpost Logo.svg
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The January 29, 2011 front page of Hamburger Morgenpost
Type Daily newspaper (Sunday own title)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) M. DuMont Schauberg
Editor-in-chief Frank Niggemeier
Founded Hamburg 1949 (1949)
Language German
Headquarters Hamburg
Circulation 115,845[1]
OCLC number 85349630
Official website
Building of the publishing company in Bahrenfeld in 2005

Hamburger Morgenpost (Hamburg morning post) (also known as Mopo) is a left-wing daily German newspaper, published in Hamburg in tabloid format.

The Hamburger Morgenpost is the second largest newspaper in Hamburg.[2]


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.[3] In 2009, Mecom Group sold it to the Cologne-based private publishing company DuMont Schauberg.[4]


  1. ^ (Quarter 2, 2009) Retrieved from IVW website (German)
  2. ^ Deans, Jason (27 January 2006). "Hamburger Morgenpost deal confirmed". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Ein Brite auf Einkaufstour". Stern (in German). 27 January 2006. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "UPDATE 1-Mecom sells German unit for 152 mln euros". Thomson Reuters. 13 January 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 

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