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Editor-in-chief Armin Thurnherr, Florian Klenk
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Publisher Falter Verlagsgesellschaft
Year founded 1977; 39 years ago (1977)
Country Austria
Based in Vienna
Language German
Website Falter

Falter (English: Butterfly) is a weekly news magazine published in Vienna, Austria.

History and profile[edit]

Slogan of the Viennese weekly magazine Falter at the presentation of the 2001 book Früher war hier das Ende der Welt – Reportagen by Florian Klenk (de)

Established in 1977, Falter is published weekly on Wednesdays.[1] The magazine was founded by Armin Thurnherr who also serves as the editor-in-chief.[2] The publisher is Falter Verlagsgesellschaft.[2] The magazine has no political affiliation.[3] Its headquarters is in Vienna.[4]

Falter reports from a broadly left-liberal perspective on politics, media, culture and the life in Vienna.[1][2] Since Spring 2005 a local edition has also been published in Styria. The weekly has a science supplement, Heureka, which is supported by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Science.[5] The supplement features critical analyses of scientific activities, science policy, science/society relationships and university-based science and each issue focuses on a scientific topic, including genetics, science and politics among the others.[4] It is distributed not only to the readers of Falter but also to university departments, the relevant ministries and other related institutions.[4]

In addition to its original role as a magazine of the arts and social life, Falter has also developed a reputation for investigative journalism.[1][2]

The 2007 circulation of Falter was 63,000 copies.[2] In 2010 its circulation was 48,000 copies.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The Austrian media landscape". Wien International. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Falter". Euro Topics. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Kimberly Bradley (October 2014). "Alive and kicking". Monocle. 77 (8). Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Ulrike Felt; Martina Erlemann (June 2003). "The Austrian media landscape: Mass-production of public images of science and technology". OPUS Report. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Biotechnology" (Report). EU. 31 May 2002. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Western Europe Media Facts. 2011 Edition" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 

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