List of newspapers in Germany

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The number of national daily newspapers in Germany was 598 in 1950, whereas it was 375 in 1965.[1] Below is a list of newspapers in Germany, sorted according to printed run as of 2015, as listed at ivw.de which tracks circulations of all publications in Germany.

National subscription papers[edit]

Daily national subscription papers[edit]

No. Newspaper Abbrv. Circulation Frequency Political alignment Publisher/Parent Company
4/2015 Change
1 Süddeutsche Zeitung SZ 367,924[2] Decrease3.7%[2] daily center-left[3]/ left-liberal[4] or "critical-liberal"[5] Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding (Gruppe Württembergischer Verleger (Neue Pressegesellschaft mbh & Co. KG (Eberhard Ebner))), Medien Union (Dieter Schaub)
2 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ 263,910[6] Decrease13.5%[6] daily centre-right[7]/ moderately conservative[3] or conservative to liberal[8] Fazit-Stiftung
3 Die Welt 187,866[9] Decrease6.5%[9] daily right-wing[7]/ conservative[3] to liberal[10] Axel Springer AG (Axel Springer Gesellschaft für Publizistik GmbH & Co. (Friede Springer))
4 Handelsblatt 123,473[11] Increase4.6%[11] daily economically liberal[12][13] Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck)
5 Der Tagesspiegel 111,146[14] Decrease5.9%[14] daily liberal to conservative[15][16] Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck)
6 die tageszeitung taz 51,959[17] Decrease3.4%[17] daily left-wing/[3][18] green taz, die tageszeitung Verlagsgenossenschaft eG
7 Neues Deutschland ND 28,669[19] Decrease5.7%[19] daily socialist Neues Deutschland Druckerei und Verlags GmbH and The Left Party
8 Junge Welt jW c. 19,000 daily far-left, Marxist Verlag 8. Mai

Weekly national subscription papers[edit]

No. Newspaper Abbrv. Circulation Frequency Political alignment Publisher/Parent Company
4/2015 Change
Die Zeit 511,806[20] Increase0.2%[20] weekly centrist[21]/ liberal[7][22] Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Monika Schoeller, Stefan von Holtzbrinck)
Junge Freiheit JF 25,868[23] Increase16.5%[19] weekly far-right, conservative Junge Freiheit Verlag GmbH & Co (Dieter Stein)
Jungle World JW c. 11,585 weekly far-left, undogmatic Jungle World Verlags GmbH

National news magazines[edit]

  • Der Spiegel (weekly (Saturday) left-liberal[24] — 830,349 copies)
  • Stern (weekly (Thursday) — 734,859 copies)
  • Focus (weekly (Monday) conservative — 500,480 copies)
  • Wirtschaftswoche (weekly (Monday) — 131,229 copies)
  • Cicero (monthly — 83,718 copies)

Focus is now out on Sunday with early prints; for Spiegel International in English on the internet: http://www.spiegel.de/international

Regional or local subscription papers in Germany (not exhaustive)[edit]

Boulevard papers ("tabloid" style)[edit]

Boulevardzeitungen (sometimes translated as "popular papers"[7]) is a style of newspapers, characterised by big, colourful headlines, pictures and sensationalist stories, comparable to the English term "red top" or "tabloid", but independent from the paper format (the most widespread boulevard paper actually has a Broadsheet format). Also called Kaufzeitungen or Straßenverkaufszeitungen ("street sale papers"), as they can only be bought day by day at kiosks or from street vendors and are not usually delivered to subscribers (Munich's Abendzeitung being a notable exception).

National boulevard papers[edit]

  • Bild (2,086,125 copies)
also called "Bildzeitung"; with several regional editions like Bild Hamburg or Bild Köln. The Bild can be compared to tabloids, but the page size is bigger (broadsheet).
Bild has a Sunday sister newspaper (which is a tabloid both in terms of style and paper format), Bild am Sonntag (1,118,497 copies), edited by a separate desk.

Regional or local boulevard papers[edit]

Non-German-language newspapers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pippa Norris (Fall 2000). "Chapter 4 The Decline of Newspapers?". A Virtuous Circle: Political Communications in Post-Industrial Societies (PDF). New York: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Süddeutsche Zeitung (Mon–Sat)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Hans J. Kleinsteuber; Barbara Thomass (2007). The German Media Landscape. European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions (Intellect Books). p. 112. 
  4. ^ Lutz Hachmeister. "Süddeutsche Zeitung". Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik. 
  5. ^ Irene Preisinger (2002). Information zwischen Interpretation und Kritik: Das Berufsverständnis politischer Journalisten in Frankreich und Deutschland. Westdeutscher Verlag. pp. 122–123. 
  6. ^ a b "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Mon–Fri)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c d Davide Brocchi (6 December 2008). "Die Presse in Deutschland". cultura21. 
  8. ^ Irene Preisinger (2002). Information zwischen Interpretation und Kritik: Das Berufsverständnis politischer Journalisten in Frankreich und Deutschland. Westdeutscher Verlag. pp. 123–124. 
  9. ^ a b "Die Welt (Mon–Fri)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Irene Preisinger (2002). Information zwischen Interpretation und Kritik: Das Berufsverständnis politischer Journalisten in Frankreich und Deutschland. Westdeutscher Verlag. p. 124. 
  11. ^ a b "Handelsblatt (Mon–Fri)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Danyal Bayaz (2014). ‚Heuschrecken‘ zwischen Rendite, Reportage und Regulierung: Die Bedeutung von Private Equity in Ökonomie und Öffentlichkeit. Springer VS. p. 366. 
  13. ^ http://www.eurotopics.net/de/home/medienindex/media_articles/?frommedia=2794
  14. ^ a b "Der Tagesspiegel (Mon–Sun)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  15. ^ Siegfried Jäger; Margarete Jäger (2003). Medienbild Israel: zwischen Solidarität und Antisemitismus. Lit Verlag. p. 36. 
  16. ^ http://www.eurotopics.net/de/home/medienindex/media_articles/?frommedia=549
  17. ^ a b "die tageszeitung (Mon–Sat)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  18. ^ Steffi Boothroyd (1998). The Media Landscape. Modern Germany: Politics, Society and Culture (Routledge). p. 138. 
  19. ^ a b c "Neues Deutschland (Mon–Sat)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  20. ^ a b "Süddeutsche Zeitung (Mon–Sat)" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  21. ^ Eckhard Bernstein (2004). Culture and Customs of Germany. Greenwood Press. p. 120. 
  22. ^ http://www.eurotopics.net/de/home/medienindex/media_articles/?frommedia=873
  23. ^ "Junge Freiheit" (in German). IVW. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  24. ^ http://www.eurotopics.net/de/home/medienindex/media_articles/?frommedia=183

Further reading[edit]

  • Collins, Ross F., and E. M. Palmegiano, eds. The Rise of Western Journalism 1815-1914: Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States (2007)
  • Ross, Corey. Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich (Oxford University press 2010) 448pp
  • Esser, Frank, and Michael Brüggemann. "The strategic crisis of German newspapers." in David AL Levy and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, eds. Changing Business of Journalism and its Implication for Democracy (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, 2010) pp: 39-54.
  • Olson, Kenneth E. The History Makers: The Press of Europe from hits Beginnings through 1965 (1967) pp 99-134
  • Thode, Ernest, ed. Historic German Newspapers Online (2014)

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