List of newspapers in Germany

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The number of national daily newspapers in Germany was 598 in 1950, whereas it was 375 in 1965.[1] Below is a list of newspapers in Germany, sorted according to circulation as of early 2003 (magazines mid-2005; national subscription papers end 2008), as listed at ivw.de which tracks circulations of all publications in Germany.

Boulevard papers ("tabloid" style)[edit]

National boulevard papers[edit]

also called "Bildzeitung"; with several regional issues/editions like Bild Hamburg or Bild Köln. The Bild can be compared to tabloids, but the page size is bigger (broadsheet).
Bild has a Sunday sister newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, with a separate editor.

Regional boulevard papers (tabloids)[edit]

National subscription papers[edit]

Germany's national subscription papers
No. Newspaper Abbreviation Circulation Frequency Political alignment Publisher/Parent Company Website
1 Die Zeit 653,533    weekly center-left/liberal Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck) http://www.zeit.de
2 Süddeutsche Zeitung SZ 559,287    daily Left-wing/Progressive liberalism Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding (Gruppe Württembergischer Verleger (Neue Pressegesellschaft mbh & Co. KG (Eberhard Ebner))), Medien Union (Dieter Schaub) http://www.sueddeutsche.de
3 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ 477,407    daily liberal-conservative Fazit-Stiftung (Wolfgang Bernhardt) http://www.faz.net
4 Die Welt 350,240    daily liberal-conservative Axel Springer AG (Axel Springer Gesellschaft für Publizistik GmbH & Co. (Friede Springer)) http://www.welt.de
5 Frankfurter Rundschau FR 203,917    daily Social democratic/left-wing M. DuMont Schauberg (Alfred Neven DuMont), new owner/publisher in 2013 http://www.fr-online.de
6 Der Tagesspiegel 184,830    daily classical liberal Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck) http://www.tagesspiegel.de
7 Handelsblatt 145,437    daily Economic interventionism, Social liberalism Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck) http://www.handelsblatt.de
8 Financial Times Deutschland FTD 129,601    daily Gruner + Jahr (Bertelsmann {Bertelsmann Foundation}) — The paper ceased publication on 7 December 2012. http://ftd.de
9 die tageszeitung taz 80,262    daily left/green taz, die tageszeitung Verlagsgenossenschaft eG (Ines Pohl) http://www.taz.de
10 Neues Deutschland ND 48,811    daily Socialist, Communist Communio Beteiligungsgenossenschaft eG (Jürgen Reents), Föderative Verlags-, Consulting- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH – FEVAC (The Left (Gesine Lötzsch, Klaus Ernst)) http://www.neues-deutschland.de
11 Junge Freiheit JF 19,483    weekly right, conservative Junge Freiheit Verlag GmbH & Co (Dieter Stein) http://www.jungefreiheit.de
12 Junge Welt jW 17,000    daily left, Marxist Verlag 8. Mai (Arnold Schölzel) http://www.jungewelt.de
13 Jungle World JW 11,500    weekly left, undogmatic Jungle World Verlags GmbH (Bernd Beier) http://www.jungle-world.com
14 Berliner Tageszeitung BTZ daily centrist BASILISK Inc. (Raiko Opitz) http://www.BerlinerTageszeitung.com


Details[edit]

The conservative leaning Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) has the highest reputation, its main competitors are the left-wing Süddeutsche Zeitung and liberal-conservative Die Welt.
Handelsblatt is a financial newspapers published Monday through Friday. So was Financial Times Deutschland, which ceased publication in December 2012.
A Swiss German-language newspaper with high reputation is the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, sold at several shops in Germany with its international edition.

Germany's national news magazines[edit]

Both Der Spiegel and Focus are now out on Sunday with early prints; for Spiegel International in English on the internet: http://www.spiegel.de/international

Regional subscription papers in Germany[edit]

Local subscription papers[edit]

Non-German-language dailies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies. New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 

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