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History and profile
In the period of 1995–1996 Tages-Anzeiger had a circulation of 282,222 copies, making it the second best-selling paper in the country. In 1997 its circulation was 283,139 copies. In 2005 the paper had a circulation of 236,000 copies. The 2006 circulation of the paper was 225,287 copies. In 2008 the circulation of Tages-Anzeiger was 216,000 copies, making it the second best-selling newspaper in the country. In 2009 the paper had a circulation of 209,297 copies. It was 203,636 copies in 2010.
Although politically and economically independent, the newspaper's political stance is generally characterized as center-left.
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 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 (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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