News (newspaper)

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Type Free daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) NP News Print AG
Editor Philppe Pfister
Founded 5 December 2007
Political alignment Neutral
Language German
Ceased publication 4 December 2009; 7 years ago (2009-12-04)
Headquarters Switzerland
Circulation 334,000
OCLC number 638028289
Website (defunct pre-August 2012)

News was a Swiss German-language free daily newspaper, published by NP News Print AG between 2007 and 2009.

Published in tabloid format, it had regional editions for Zurich, Bern, and Basel as well the middle land of the Swiss plateau.

History and operations[edit]

The newspaper was launched on 5 December 2007.[1] Like other Swiss commuter newspapers, it was available in boxes at main transfer points of the public transport system of trains, trams and buses. The newspaper competed with other German-language, free, Swiss newspapers, including .ch, 20 Minuten and heute. It is claimed[who?] that it had a circulation of 334,000.

The editions for Bern and Basel ceased publication on 28 August 2009, the Zurich edition on 4 December 2009.[1]


NP News Print AG, a joint effort of Tamedia (Tages-Anzeiger, Berner Zeitung) and Basler Zeitung Medien, also publishes the daily Basler Zeitung and the free daily Baslerstab.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [dead link] [clarification needed] "Pendlerzeitung News wird eingestellt" (in German). Tamedia. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • (defunct pre-August 2012), former official website of the newspaper