Basler Zeitung

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Basler Zeitung
Logo Basler Zeitung.svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Basler Zeitung Medien
Founded1977; 43 years ago (1977)
HeadquartersBasel, Switzerland
Sister newspapersBaslerstab
OCLC number183307820 (in German)

Basler Zeitung (literally: "Basler Newspaper"), or BaZ, is a Swiss German-language regional daily newspaper, published in Basel.

History and profile[edit]

Coffeehouse in Basel (2011)

Basler Zeitung was created in 1977 through the merger of the Basler Nachrichten and the National-Zeitung. The paper has its headquarters in Basel[1] and the Basel canton.[2]

The newspaper is owned by the Basler Zeitung Medien which also publishes the free daily newspaper Baslerstab. The shareholders of Basler Zeitung are Tito Tettamanti (75%) and Martin Wagner (25%)[3]

In 1997 Basler Zeitung had a circulation of 115,297 copies.[2] The circulation of the paper was 104,000 copies in 2003.[4] The 2006 circulation of the daily was 98,645 copies.[5]

See also[edit]


  • Walter Rüegg (ed.): Herausgefordert. Die Geschichte der Basler Zeitung. Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel 2012, ISBN 978-3-85616-562-8.[6][7]
  1. ^ Switzerland Starting Business (Incorporating) in Switzerland Guide Strategic and Practical Information. Int'l Business Publications. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-7397-1688-5. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b Sibylle Hardmeier (1999). "Political Poll Reporting in Swiss Print Media" (PDF). International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 11 (3). Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Where Your Revenues Come From in 2014" (PDF). PricewaterhouseCoopers AG. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Swiss newspaper market in flux" (PDF). Swiss Review. 5: 9. October 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  6. ^ Rainer Stadler: Geschichte der «Basler Zeitung» – Mit Heavy Metal in den Abgrund. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 29 October 2012.
  7. ^ Karl Lüönd: Die BaZ – geliebt und gehasst. In: Basler Zeitung, 1 November 2012.

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