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Kurier
Kurier Logo.svg
Kurier 2012.jpg
Front page of Kurier, 7 November 2012
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Printmedienbeteiligungsgesellschaft
Funke Mediengruppe
Publisher Kurier-Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei GmbH.
Editor Helmut Brandstätter
Founded 1954; 64 years ago (1954)
Political alignment Centre left
liberal
Pro-European Union
Headquarters Vienna
Circulation 385,000 (2013)
Website Kurier

Kurier is a German language daily newspaper based in Vienna, Austria.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Kurier was founded as Wiener Kurier by the United States Forces in Austria (USFA) in 1945, during the Allied occupation after World War II. In 1954[2][3] the paper was acquired and re-established by Ludwig Polsterer as Neuer Kurier (New Kurier).[4][5]

Funke Mediengruppe holds 49% of the paper.[6] The company also partly owns Kronen Zeitung.[7] The publisher of Kurier is Kurier-Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei GmbH.[2]

Kurier is based in Vienna.[5] Helmut Brandstätter[8] is the editor-in-chief.

Circulation[edit]

Kurier was the eighteenth largest newspaper worldwide with a circulation of 443,000 copies in the late 1980s.[9] It was the third best-selling Austrian newspaper in 1993 with a circulation of 390,000 copies.[10]

The circulation of Kurier was 263,000 copies in 2001.[11] It was the third best selling Austrian newspaper in 2002 with a circulation of 252,000 copies.[12] The daily had a circulation of 254,000 copies in 2004.[13] Its circulation in 2005 was 172,000 copies.[5] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 169,481 copies.[1] It had a circulation of 158,469 copies in 2011.[14] The circulation of the paper was 385,000 copies in 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Science News? Overview of Science Reporting in the EU" (PDF). EU. 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Austria 2013". WAN IFRA. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "European News Resources". NYU Libraries. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Martina Thiele. "Press freedom and pluralism in Europe". Intellect Books. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "The press in Austria". BBC. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Communications Report 2005" (Report). Rundfunk and Telekom Regulierungs GmbH. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Media Markets: Austria Country Overview". Russian Telecom. August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Dr. Helmut Brandstätter - kurier.at". kurier.at (in German). Retrieved 2017-10-09. 
  9. ^ Franz Horner (1996). "Agencies of Socialization". In Volkmar Lauber. Contemporary Austrian Politics. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. p. 223. Retrieved 1 January 2015.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  10. ^ Eric Solsten, ed. (1994). Austria: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  11. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  14. ^ Paul C. Murschetz (25 January 2014). State Aid for Newspapers: Theories, Cases, Actions. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 135. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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