DER TAGESSPIEGEL (meaning THE DAILY MIRROR; motto: "rerum cognoscere
causas ", or "to know the causes of things") is a German daily
newspaper . It has regional correspondent offices in Washington D.C.
Potsdam . It is the only major newspaper in the capital to have
increased its circulation—now 148,000—since reunification .
HISTORY AND PROFILE
Founded on 27 September 1945 by Erik Reger, Walther Karsch, and Edwin
Redslob the Tagesspiegel's main office is based in
Askanischer Platz in the district of
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg , less
than a mile from
Potsdamer Platz and the former location of the Berlin
For more than 45 years,
Der Tagesspiegel was owned by an independent
trust . In 1993, in response to an increasingly competitive publishing
environment, and to attract investments required for technical
modernization, such as commission of a new printing plant, and
improved distribution, it was bought by the Georg von Holtzbrinck
Publishing Group . Its current publisher is Dieter von Holtzbrinck
with editors in chief Stephan-Andreas Casdorff and Lorenz Maroldt
(de). Lorenz Maroldt was noted for using the unfortunate phrase
'entartete' (degenerated) Werkstatt der Kulturen, when describing a
multi-ethnic cultural institution in Berlin. Pierre Gerckens,
Giovanni di Lorenzo
Giovanni di Lorenzo and Hermann Rudolph are editors of the newspaper.
Some of the notable writers include
Bas Kast and
Harald Martenstein .
The paper's main readership is in the western half of the city, due
to the 1948 blockade having stopped its circulation in East