Saarbrücker Zeitung

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Saarbrücker Zeitung
Saarbrücker Zeitung Logo.svg
Type Regional daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (56.1 %)
Gesellschaft für staatsbürgerliche Bildung Saar mbH (26 %)[1]
Founder(s) Bernhard and Gottfried Hofer
Publisher Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag und Druckerei
Editor-in-chief Peter Stefan Herbst
Founded 1761; 256 years ago (1761)
Language German
Headquarters Saarbrücken, Germany
Circulation 147,327 (4/2011)
Sister newspapers Pfälzischer Merkur
Trierischer Volksfreund
Lausitzer Rundschau

The Saarbrücker Zeitung (SZ) is a daily (except Sundays) newspaper published in Saarland, Germany.

History and profile[edit]

It was first published as a weekly journal in 1761[2] under the title Nassau-Saarbrückisches Wochenblatt (Nassau-Saarbrücken Weekly). After several changes in name and frequency, it appeared since 1861 under its current title. After the Saar Treaty in 1956, the Saarland state became its owner. It was privatized in 1969;[1] the paper's major owner (56.1%) is the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

In 2001, Saarbrücker Zeitung received the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Prize for Local Journalism.

Saarbrücker Zeitung had a circulation of 147,327 copies in 2011.[3]