Die Welt

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Die Welt
Die Welt Logo.svg
Die Welt front page.jpg
The April 11, 2011 front page of Die Welt
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Axel Springer AG
PublisherThomas Schmid
EditorJan-Eric Peters
FoundedApril 2, 1946
Political alignmentConservative
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
ISSN0173-8437
Official websitewww.welt.de
 
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"Die Welt" is also the name of a weekly publication founded in 1897 by Theodor Herzl in Vienna as organ of the Zionist movement.
Die Welt
Die Welt Logo.svg
Die Welt front page.jpg
The April 11, 2011 front page of Die Welt
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)Axel Springer AG
PublisherThomas Schmid
EditorJan-Eric Peters
FoundedApril 2, 1946
Political alignmentConservative
HeadquartersBerlin, Germany
ISSN0173-8437
Official websitewww.welt.de

Die Welt (English: The World) is a German national daily newspaper published by the Axel Springer AG company.

History[edit]

It was founded in Hamburg in 1946 by the British occupying forces, aiming to provide a "quality newspaper" modelled on The Times. It originally carried news and British-viewpoint editorial content, but from 1947 it adopted a policy of providing two leading articles on major questions, one British and one German. At its peak in the occupation period, it had a circulation of around a million.[1]

The modern paper takes a self-described "liberal cosmopolitan" position in editing, but Die Welt is generally considered to be conservative.[2][3]

The average circulation of Die Welt is currently about 209,000 and the paper can be obtained in more than 130 countries. Daily regional editions appear in Berlin and Hamburg, and in 2002 the paper experimented with a Bavarian edition. A daily regional supplement also appears in Bremen. The main editorial office is in Berlin, in conjunction with the Berliner Morgenpost.

Die Welt is the flagship newspaper of the Axel Springer publishing group. Its leading competitors are the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the Frankfurter Rundschau. Financially, it has been a lossmaker for many years.

Die Welt was a founder member of the European Dailies Alliance (EDA), and has a longstanding co-operation with comparable daily newspapers from other countries, including the Daily Telegraph (UK), Le Figaro (France) and ABC (Spain).

The newspaper currently publishes a compact edition entitled Welt Kompakt, a 32-page cut-down version of the main broadsheet. Welt Kompakt has a fresher look and is targeted to a younger public. The paper does not appear on Sundays, but the linked publication Welt am Sonntag takes its place.

In November 2010, a redesign for the newspaper was launched, featuring a new logo with a dark blue globe, a reduced number of columns from seven to six, and typography based on the Freight typeface designed by Joshua Darden. Welt Kompakt was also redesigned to use that typeface.[4][5] In 2009, the Sunday edition Welt am Sonntag was recognized as one of the "World’s Best-Designed Newspapers" by the Society for News Design, along with four other newspapers.[6]

Bans[edit]

The paper was banned in Egypt in February 2008 due to the publication of Prophet Mohammad's cartoons.[7]

Welt-Literaturpreis[edit]

Since 1999, the Die Welt book supplement Die Literarische Welt ("The Literary World") has presented an annual 10,000 literature prize available to international authors.[8] The award is in honor of Willy Haas who founded Die Literarische Welt in 1925.

Recipients

Editors[edit]

A Die Welt balloon over Berlin

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patricia Meehan, A Strange Enemy People: Germans under the British 1945–50. London: Peter Owen, 2001, pp. 176–9. ISBN 0-7206-1115-6.
  2. ^ The World From Berlin Der Spiegel 2009-12-28
  3. ^ Divided on unification The Economist 2010-10-04
  4. ^ http://www.fontblog.de/httpwww-fontshop-deschriftenfontfamilylisting-htmfont-qsearch-keywordfreight
  5. ^ http://new.myfonts.com/person/Joshua_Darden/
  6. ^ http://www.snd.org/2009/02/snd30-five-papers-named-worlds-best-designed/
  7. ^ "Der Spiegel issue on Islam banned in Egypt". France24. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Benjamin Weinthal (November 11, 2012). "German paper awards J'lem author literary prize". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "WELT-Literaturpreis an Imre Kertész in Berlin verliehen". Buch Markt (in German). November 10, 2000. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "WELT-Literaturpreis 2001 an Pat Barker". Buch Markt (in German). October 23, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Leon de Winter erhält WELT-Literaturpreis". Buch Markt (in German). November 8, 2002. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jeffrey Eugenides erhält WELT-Literaturpreis". Buch Markt (in German). October 14, 2003. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  13. ^ "WELT-Literaturpreis an Amos Oz verliehen". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). November 13, 2004. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Yasmina Reza erhält WELT-Literaturpreis 2005 für ihr Lebenswerk". Buch Markt (in German). October 7, 2005. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rüdiger Safranski erhält WELT-Literaturpreis 2006". Buch Markt (in German). September 29, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Welt-Literaturpreis für Daniel Kehlmann". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). October 6, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ "WELT-Literaturpreis 2008 für Hans Keilson". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). October 17, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Philip Roth erhält WELT-Literaturpreis 2009". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). October 1, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Auszeichnung: Claude Lanzmann erhält den "Welt"-Literaturpreis". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). October 2, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  20. ^ Von Dominique Horwitz (November 4, 2012). "Albert Ostermaier beherrscht Kunst der Literatur". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  21. ^ Richard Kämmerlings (October 4, 2013). "Jonathan Franzen erhält den "Welt"-Literaturpreis". Die Welt. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  22. ^ Thomas Schmid wird Herausgeber der WELT-Gruppe/ BERLINER MORGENPOST: Press Release from Axel Springer AG (German)

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