The Berliner Zeitung, founded in 1945, is a German center-left daily newspaper based in Berlin. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. It is the only East German paper to achieve national prominence since unification. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung took place twice after 1945 first in 1957 the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany In 2003, the Berliner was Berlin's largest subscription newspaper—the weekend edition sells approximately 207,800 copies, with a readership as large as 468,000. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
The current editor-in-chief is Josef Depenbrock.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the paper was bought by Gruner + Jahr and the British publisher Robert Maxwell. The Berlin Wall (Berliner Mauer was a physical barrier separating West Berlin from the German Democratic Republic (GDR ( East Germany) including Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG is the largest European printing and publishing firm The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ian Robert Maxwell MC ( June 10, 1923 – November 5, 1991) was a Czechoslovakian born British Media proprietor Gruner + Jahr later became sole owners and relaunched it in 1997 with a completely new design. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar A stated goal was to turn the Berliner Zeitung into "Germany's Washington Post". The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D The daily says its journalists come "from east and west", and it styles itself as a "young, modern and dynamic" paper for the whole of Germany. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe.
Gruner + Jahr decided to leave the newspaper business and sold the Berliner Zeitung in 2002 to the publishing group Holtzbrinck. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. This sale was forbidden by the German authorities since Holtzbrinck already owned another major Berlin newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. Der Tagesspiegel ("The Daily Mirror" motto "rerum cognoscere causas", or "to know the causes of things" is a Classical liberal The Berliner Zeitung was then sold in the fall of 2005 for an estimated 150-180 million euros to the British company Mecom Group and the American company Veronis Suhler Stevenson. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mecom Group plc ( is a leading London -based publisher of Newspapers It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE The employees criticized this sale vehemently, fearing that journalistic quality could suffer as a result of excessive profit expectations by Mecom boss David Montgomery.
The Berliner Zeitung is the first German newspaper to fall under the control of foreign investors. Andrew Marr, former editor of The Independent, which like the Berliner Zeitung was taken over by David Montgomery, said of the Berliner Zeitung that "[a]nyone who was working at The Independent in the mid to late Nineties will find all this wearisomely familiar. Andrew William Stevenson Marr (born 31 July 1959 Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish Journalist and political commentator The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. David Montgomery may refer to David Montgomery (historian (born 1927 American historian at Yale David Montgomery 2nd Viscount Montgomery of Alamein David's obsession at that time was removing as much traditional reporting as possible from the paper and turning it into a tabloid-style scandal sheet for yuppies. The term yuppie (short for " young urban professional "