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The Süddeutsche Zeitung
Süddeutsche Zeitung
[ˈzyːtˌdɔʏtʃə ˈtsaɪtʊŋ] (German for South German Newspaper), published in Munich, Bavaria,[5] is one of the largest daily newspapers in Germany.


1 History 2 Profile 3 Contents

3.1 Sections 3.2 Supplements 3.3 Articles in English 3.4 Web presence

4 Circulation 5 Notable writers 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

History[edit] On 6 October 1945,[6][7] five months after the end of World War II
World War II
in Germany, the SZ was the first newspaper to receive a license from the U.S. military
U.S. military
administration of Bavaria. The first issue was published the same evening, allegedly printed from the repurposed presses that had printed Mein Kampf.[8] The first article begins with:

For the first time since the collapse of the brown rule of terror, a newspaper run by Germans is published in Munich. It is limited by the political necessities of our days, but it is not bound by censorship, nor gagged by constraints of conscience.

The front page of the first issue can be read here (PDF). A reversal in ad sales in the early 2000s was so severe that it brought the paper to the brink of bankruptcy in October 2002. The Süddeutsche survived through a 150 million euro investment by a new shareholder, a regional newspaper chain called Südwestdeutsche Medien. Over a period of three years, the newspaper underwent a reduction in its staff, from 425, to 307, the closing of a regional edition in Düsseldorf, and the scrapping of a section devoted to news from Berlin.[9] In spring 2004, SZ launched the Süddeutsche Bibliothek. Each week, one out of 50 famous novels of the 20th century was made available in hardcover at certain newsstands and in book shops. Later a series of 50 influential movies on DVD followed. In late 2004 the daily also launched a popular science magazine, SZ Wissen.[10] In late 2005 a series of children's books continued this branch of special editions. In early 2015, the newspaper received a 2.6-terabyte data set from an anonymous source. The dataset contained confidential information of a law firm offering the management of offshore companies. The newspaper in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reviewed the data from the Panama Papers
Panama Papers
for over a year before publishing stories from it on 3 April 2016.[11] In the late 2017, the newspaper released snippets from a 1.4-terabyte data set to be known as the Paradise Papers
Paradise Papers
containing about 13.4 million documents, throwing light on the financial offshore jurisdictions, whose workings are unveiled, including Bermuda, the HQ of the main company involved, Appleby, corporate services provider Estera, corporate registries in Caribbean and Singapore-based international trust and corporate services provider, Asiaciti Trust. It contains the names of more than 120,000 people and companies.[12] The newspaper called in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists to oversee the investigation. BBC Panorama and the Guardian are among the nearly 100 media groups investigating the papers. The leaked data covers seven decades, from 1950 to 2016.[13] Profile[edit] The title, often abbreviated SZ, translates as "South German Newspaper". It is read throughout Germany
by 1.1 million readers daily and boasts a relatively high circulation abroad. The editorial stance of the newspaper is liberal and generally of centre-left,[2][3] leading some to joke that the SZ is the only opposition in the state of Bavaria, which has been governed by the conservative Christian Social Union of Bavaria
almost continuously since 1949. In the 2013 elections the paper was among the supporters of the SPD.[14] SZ is published in Nordisch format.[15] Contents[edit] Sections[edit] The national edition features four sections: Politics, Culture, Economy and Sports. Editions sold in Munich
and its surrounding counties include local news inserts. The SZ is well known for its daily frontpage column Streiflicht (searchlight) of 72 lines, which is published anonymously. Supplements[edit]

SZ Magazin (Friday), a magazine supplement Wochenende (Saturday), featuring longer articles and short stories for the weekend The New York Times
The New York Times
(Friday), selected articles (English language). The TV programme (Tuesday) and an event guide (Thursday) are only included in the Bavarian edition.

Articles in English[edit] SZ has published The New York Times
The New York Times
International Weekly on Mondays since 2004, now a supplement on Fridays, an 8-page broadsheet insert of English language articles from The New York Times. Web presence[edit] Süddeutsche.de (formerly sueddeutsche.de) is the Internet portal of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The articles are made up of own contributions from the Süddeutsche.de editors, from texts that are taken over by the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Süddeutsche Zeitung
and from agency reports. On the 50th birthday of the Süddeutsche Zeitung
Süddeutsche Zeitung
launched on 6 October 1995 their internet edition under the name "SZonNet". The project went from SZ-Text Archive (now DIZ - Documentation and Information Center Munich) under the direction of Schmitt from Hella. At the beginning there were no own editors, but selected contents of the print edition have been taken. 1996 wrote Oliver Bantle from the SZ-Science Department, the first journalistic online concept. This Focus on science went online in the fall of that year with Angelika Jung-Huettl as an editor. They created the first journalistic content that were not in the newspaper. Editorial responsibility lay with the then leader of the SZ Science Department, Martin Urban. In the spring of 1998, the travel journal went into the net. Wenke Hess wrote the concept and implemented it as an editor. The online content of Süddeutsche.de is created and maintained by 25 journalists. Circa 140 million clicks are received on Süddeutsche.de pages.[citation needed][vague] Sued-café is the virtual lounge[clarification needed] for SZ readers.[16] Circulation[edit] During the third quarter of 1992 SZ had a circulation of 397,000 copies.[5] The 1993 circulation of the paper was 304,499 copies.[17] In the period of 1995-96 the paper had a circulation of 407,000 copies.[18] Its 2001 circulation was 436,000 copies and it was one of the top 100 European newspapers.[15] In 2003 SZ had a circulation of 433,000 copies.[19] In the fourth quarter of 2004, the paper sold an average of 441,955 copies.[20] The circulation of the paper was 429,345 copies in the first quarter of 2006.[21] During the first quarter of 2012 it had a circulation of 432,000 copies.[6] Notable writers[edit] Some of Germany's best known journalists either work for the SZ or spent considerable parts of their careers working for the paper. Heribert Prantl, head of the national desk, is a lawyer by education, a former public prosecutor, and the most cited author of editorial commentaries in German press. Hans Leyendecker
Hans Leyendecker
is one of Germany's best known investigative journalists. Leyendecker formerly worked for the magazine Der Spiegel, unveiling various political and economic scandals, such as the widespread illegal party financing during the 1980s, and that of the CDU in 1999. He also unveiled the smuggling of Russian plutonium into Germany
with the help of the foreign intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst
in 1994, bribery at arms deals, the German Visa Affair 2005
German Visa Affair 2005
and corruption of the staff council at Volkswagen. Another well-known journalist working for the SZ is Rudolph Chimelli, a political reporter who has been working for the paper since 1 January 1957. Martin Süßkind also formerly worked with the SZ and eventually became the editor of the Berliner Zeitung. Giovanni di Lorenzo, who was responsible for the SZ's full page documentary Seite 3 (Page 3) from 1994 to 1998, and who was later editor-in-chief of the Tagesspiegel, also worked for the paper. He is now editor-in-chief of the weekly German newspaper Die Zeit. The investigative reporters Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer in 2016 initiated and coordinated the worldwide Panama Papers-revelations See also[edit]

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^ News Der Spiegel. ^ a b "The Substance of What S&P Is Saying Is Quite Right". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 20 August 2012.  ^ a b Ruud Koopmans; Barbara Pfetsch (May 2007). "Towards a Europeanised Public Sphere? Comparing Political Actors and the Media in Germany" (Report). Oslo: Centre for European Studies. Retrieved 19 December 2014.  ^ "Suddeutsche Zeitung media kit 2015" (PDF). October 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016.  ^ a b Georg Hellack (1992). "Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Report). Inter Nationes. Retrieved 3 April 2015.  ^ a b "Media Landscape Media Claims" (PDF). European Social Survey. May 2014. Retrieved 12 January 2015.  ^ Sigurd Hess (2009). "German Intelligence Organizations and the Media". Journal of Intelligence History. 9 (1-2). doi:10.1080/16161262.2009.10555166.  ^ Zerofsky, Elisabeth (11 November 2017). "How a German Newspaper Became the Go-To Place for Leaks Like the Paradise Papers". The New Yorker. Retrieved 11 November 2017.  ^ Mark Landler (19 January 2004), MEDIA; Woes at Two Pillars of German Journalism New York Times. ^ "New trend in Germany: scientific magazines by Die Zeit
Die Zeit
and Süddeutsche Zeitung". Editors Weblog. 3 December 2004. Retrieved 5 October 2013.  ^ "Panama Papers. The secrets of dirty money". April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016.  ^ "Paradise Papers: Your guide to four years of offshore revelations Archived 7 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine.". ^ "Paradise Papers: Everything you need to know about the leak Archived 9 November 2017 at the Wayback Machine.". ^ Juan P. Artero (February 2015). "Political Parallelism and Media Coalitions in Western Europe" (Working paper). Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Retrieved 8 April 2015.  ^ a b Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 5 February 2015.  ^ Süedcafe Süeddeutsche Zeitung. ^ Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 82. Retrieved 29 October 2014.  ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 3 February 2014.  ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.  ^ " The New York Times
The New York Times
of Munich
– Portrait of the Süddeutsche Zeitung". Goethe-Institut. Retrieved 2 August 2013.  ^ "European Publishing Monitor" (Report). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

Merrill, John C. and Harold A. Fisher. The world's great dailies: profiles of fifty newspapers (1980) pp 298–304

External links[edit]

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