Saarbrücker Zeitung

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Saarbrücker Zeitung
Saarbrücker Zeitung Logo.svg
Type Regional daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (56.1 %)
Gesellschaft für staatsbürgerliche Bildung Saar mbH (26 %)[1]
Founder(s) Bernhard and Gottfried Hofer
Publisher Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag und Druckerei
Editor-in-chief Peter Stefan Herbst
Founded 1761
Language German
Headquarters Saarbrücken, Germany
Circulation 147,327 (4/2011)[2]
Sister newspapers Pfälzischer Merkur
Trierischer Volksfreund
Lausitzer Rundschau
Official website saarbruecker-zeitung.de

The Saarbrücker Zeitung (SZ) is a daily (except Sundays) newspaper in Saarland, Germany. It was first published as a weekly journal in 1761 under the title Nassau-Saarbrückisches Wochenblatt (Nassau-Saarbrücken Weekly). After several changes in name and frequency, it appeared since 1861 under its current title. After the Saar Treaty in 1956, the Saarland state became its owner. It was privatised in 1969;[1] the paper's major owner (56.1%) is the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

In 2001, the paper received the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Prize for Local Journalism.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wie die Stiftung Demokratie Saarland entstanden ist", Stiftung Demokratie Saarland (German)
  2. ^ Saarbrücker Zeitung at (IVW 4/2011)