September 1998 cover. Romy Schneider, Alice Schwarzer
|Frequency||Six times per year|
|First issue||26 January 1977|
History and profile
The first issue of EMMA was published on 26 January 1977. Founder of the magazine was Alice Schwarzer who is still publisher and editor-in-chief. The magazine was modelled on the American magazine Ms in terms of content, targeted audience and layout. It has its headquarters in Cologne. In December 2002, the EMMA website was launched.
The name of the magazine EMMA is a wordplay of the term emancipation. Since its foundation, EMMA is the leading feminist magazine in Germany, and the only political magazine in Europe entirely run by women.
The magazine has often been criticised for its opinionated and activist stance. Yet EMMA has affected German society, creating awareness for and instigating debates on social and women's issues.
The estimated circulation of the magazine was 60,000 copies in 2012.
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