Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

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Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung Logo.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Funke Mediengruppe
Founder(s) Erich Brost
Publisher Zeitungsverlag Ruhrgebiet GmbH & Co. KG
Editor-in-chief Andreas Tyrock (de)
Founded 3 April 1948; 70 years ago (1948-04-03)
Headquarters Essen, Germany
Website www.waz.de
Johannes Rau, reading the WAZ (1988)

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (WAZ) is a leading commercial newspaper from Essen, Germany, published by Funke Mediengruppe.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung was founded by Erich Brost and first published 3 April 1948.[2] The paper has its headquarters in Essen.[3]

During the third quarter of 1992 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung had a circulation of 626,000 copies.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Biography of Erich Brost
  3. ^ a b Georg Hellack (1992). "Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Report). Inter Nationes. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 

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