Der Freitag

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Der Freitag
Cover of der Freitag.jpg
Type weekly (print) and
daily (online)
Format Rhenish
Owner(s) Jakob Augstein
Publisher Jürgen Todenhöfer
Founded 1946
Political alignment social liberalism
Language German
Headquarters Berlin
Circulation 16,584 (IVW 1/2014)
ISSN 0945-2095

Der Freitag (Friday) is a German weekly newspaper established in 1946.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The newspaper was established in 1946 under the name of Sonntag which was used until 1990 when its name was switched to its current name, Freitag.[1] The paper originally described itself as "the East West Weekly", being established in the year of German reunification, but underwent a substantial rebranding in 2009, including the addition of the definite article (it was previously just Freitag). The rebranding was judged a success by the Society for News Design, judging it one of the three "World's Best Designed Newspapers" in 2010.[2] This followed the 2008 acquisition of the paper by Jakob Augstein. Der Freitag publishes online daily, as well as weekly in print. It has a syndication agreement with the British newspaper The Guardian, publishing a number of German translations of Guardian content in every issue.


  1. ^ a b "European News Resources". NYU Libraries. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Society for News Design, 16 February 2010, Three judged SND World’s Best-Designed