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Type National daily newspaper
Owner(s) Tamedia
Editor Res Strehle
Founded 1893
Language German
Headquarters Zurich, Switzerland
Circulation 550,000 (readership)
ISSN 1422-9994
OCLC number 611600527
Official website tagesanzeiger.ch (in German)

Tages-Anzeiger, also abbreviated Tagi or TA, is a Swiss German-language national daily newspaper, published by Tamedia in Zurich.

History and operations[edit]

First published in 1893, its editor ist Res Strehle.


Among newspapers in Switzerland, it has one of the largest readerships, reaching around 550,000 readers.[when?]

Political stance[edit]

Although politically and economically independent, the newspaper's political stance is generally characterized as being left of the center and government friendly.


The newspaper consists of a number of sections, the first of which is dedicated to domestic and international news. The second section features regional news while the third section covers culture and society. The fourth section is dedicated to economic news and sport. Occasionally, special sections are added to cover major events such as elections.

Special sections[edit]

Special sections are added to the paper on different days of the week:

  • Mondays – The New York Times International Weekly, collection of selected articles, in English, from The New York Times
  • Tuesdays – Stellen-Anzeiger, a job portal for greater Zurich
  • Thursdays – Züritipp, an overview of the nightlife and going-out tips as well as cultural events for the week (replaces the cinema and theatre guide in the daily culture section)
  • Saturdays – Alpha, specialist and leadership jobs
  • Saturdays – Das Magazin (see below)

Das Magazin[edit]

Das Magazin (English: The Magazine) is a supplement to the newspaper's Saturday edition. Added in 1970, it mainly features comments and reports on politics and culture.

Patterned after The New York Times Magazine, the magazine employs a style and language of its own.

In its early years, the magazine featured articles by writers including Niklaus Meienberg, Peter Bichsel and Laure Wyss, and, as a bastion of journalistic enlightenment in the 1970s, it heavily defined cultural and political discourse in Switzerland.

In 2005, it was added to two other newspapers, the Basler Zeitung and the Berner Zeitung, reaching around 730,000 readers each weekend (approximately ten percent of the Swiss population). Its main competitor is the weekly Die Weltwoche magazine.

In 2005 and 2006, the magazine published the "Schweizer Bibliothek" – a compilation of twenty books, written by twenty of the 20th century's most important Swiss writers (e.g., Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Friedrich Glauser, Max Frisch, Adolf Muschg, Fleur Jaeggy, Alice Rivaz).

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