NZZ Mediengruppe

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NZZ Mediengruppe
Founded1780; 239 years ago (1780)
Key people
Veit Dengler (CEO)
ProductsNeue Zürcher Zeitung
St. Galler Tagblatt

NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) Mediengruppe (also known as AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung) is a media company which deals with the activities related to newspaper, magazine, book publishing and television broadcasting in Zurich, Switzerland. The company has products for the German-speaking regions of the country.[1]

History and profile[edit]

NZZ Mediengruppe was established in 1780 with the start of its flagship paper Neue Zürcher Zeitung.[2] Veit Dengler is the chief executive officer of the group[3] of which the headquarters is in Zurich.[2][4] The company has a liberal stance and does not support collectivism or corporatism.[5]

The group has business activities in the fields of newspaper publishing, magazine and book publishing, and regional radio and television broadcasting.[5] The company also operates online editions of the publications it has.[5]

The newspaper publishing division of the group consists of two companies, NZZ and Free Press Holding AG.[6] In addition to Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the company also owns regional daily newspapers, namely the St. Galler Tagblatt and Neue Luzerner Zeitung.[5] The group owned 74.93% of the St. Galler Tagblatt AG, which publishes St. Galler Tagblatt,[7] via its subsidiary Free Press Holding AG.[8] In May 2014 Free Press Holding AG acquired the remaining stake of the company from PubliGroupe.[8]

NZZ Mediengruppe was the owner of the Bund Verlag AG, publisher of the daily newspaper Der Bund, until 2003 when it was sold to the Espace Media Groupe.[9]

NZZ Mediengruppe was the fourth major magazine publisher in Switzerland in terms of circulation in the years of 2005, 2008 and 2012.[10]

In relation to book publishing the subsidiary of the company is NZZ Libro.[6] NZZ Film und Fernsehen is another subsidiary of the company which produces television programs.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Yearbook 2013. The Quality of the Media" (PDF). Schwabe Publishers. Basel. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Company Overview of AG für die Neue Zürcher Zeitung". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Business Club 2014 with numerous highlights". Oehen PR. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ Hugo Bigi (2012). Journalism Education Between Market Dependence and Social Responsibility: An Examination of Trainee Journalists. Haupt Verlag AG. p. 27. ISBN 978-3-258-07753-6. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d "Media partners". Swiss International Finance Forum. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Smart advertising – in a wide range of NZZ products" (PDF). NZZ. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  7. ^ "When love at first sight endures" (PDF). Circulation Journal: 8. October 2008. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b "PubliGroupe sells participation in Freie Presse Holding AG to the NZZ Mediengruppe". PubliGroupe Ltd. Lausanne. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  9. ^ C. Porlezza (2006). "Bashing the Competition, Indulging in Self-Adulation". In S Egli von Matt; et al. (eds.). Media Journalism in the Attention Cycle. Problems, Perspectives, Visions (PDF). Lugano: Gianpiero Casagrande. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  10. ^ Eli M. Noam (15 April 2015). Who Owns the World's Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership Around the World. Oxford University Press. p. 363. ISBN 978-0-19-998723-8. Retrieved 25 December 2016.

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