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NEWS (Austrian magazine)

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Former editors
  • Senta Ziegler
  • Peter Pelinka
CategoriesNews magazine
  • Helmut Fellner
  • Wolfgang Fellner
First issueOctober 1992
Based inVienna

News is an Austrian weekly news magazine published in German and based in Vienna, Austria. The weekly is the major news magazine in the country[1] and has been in circulation since October 1992.

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History and profile

News magazine was established by Helmut and Wolfgang Fellner and was first published in October 1992.[2][3][4] The Verlagsgruppe News is the publisher of the magazine which is published weekly.[5][6] The Fellner brothers sold the some shares of the company to Gruner + Jahr,[7][8] a subsidiary of Bertelsmann.[9] In 2016 Gruner + Jahr sold its shares to the Verlagsgruppe News, known as VGN.[10]

News covers entertainment and lifestyle topics[11] as well as news on current affairs, politics and culture.[12]

In the 1990s Senta Ziegler served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine.[13] Until 2008 Andreas Weber was the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[5] Then Atha Athanasiadis served as the editor-in-chief of the News magazine from 2008 to February 2010.[14] As of 2010 the editor-in-chief of the magazine was Peter Pelinka who was appointed to the post in February that year.[15] Corinna Milborn and Silvia Meister were the deputy editors of the weekly.[15]


News sold more than 200,000 copies in 1993.[4] The market share of the magazine was 19.3% in 2000.[16] The magazine had a circulation of 254,000 copies in 2003.[6] Its readership in 2005 was about 14%, making it the first in its category.[17] In 2007 the magazine sold 285,000 copies.[18]

For the first half of 2008 the magazine had a circulation of 125,710 copies.[19] It was the third best-selling magazine in the country in 2008.[20] News sold 215,000 copies in 2010.[21] In 2012 its circulation was 125.751 copies,[7] and it was 135,875 copies in the first half of 2013.[12]


In June 2005, News was fined by an Austrian court following its publication of Finance Minister Karl Heinz Grasser's photos kissing Fiona Swarovski, an heiress of the Swarovski crystal dynasty.[22]

See also

List of magazines in Austria


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  2. ^ Martina Thiele. "Press freedom and pluralism in Europe" (PDF). Intellect Books. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ Paul Krauskopf (1 October 2006). "The New Österreich". The Vienna Review. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Austria". Country Studies. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Katja Böttcher (4 September 2008). "Editorial changes at Verlagsgruppe News". Media Bulletin. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Media Markets: Austria Country Overview". Russian Telecom. August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b "World of media. Austria". G + J. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  8. ^ Josef Trappel (2007). "The Austrian Media Landscape". In Georgios Terzis (ed.). European Media Governance: National and Regional Dimensions. Bristol; Chicago: Intellect Books. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5.
  9. ^ Paul Murschetz; Matthias Karmasin (2013). "Austria: Press Subsidies in Search of a New Design". In Paul Murschetz (ed.). State Aid for Newspapers. Berlin; Heidelberg: Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9.
  10. ^ "VGN (Verlagsgruppe News)". (in German). Retrieved 11 May 2023.
  11. ^ Josef Trappel (2004). "Austria". In Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail (eds.). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-7619-4131-6.
  12. ^ a b "List of represented titles. Magazines" (PDF). Publicitas International AG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  13. ^ "The Rules of Media Etiquette". Herbig. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  14. ^ Frizzi Seltmann (25 February 2010). "Austrian magazine News appoints new editorship". Media Bulletin. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  15. ^ a b "Peter Pelinka is the New Editor-in-Chief of News Magazine". Publicitas. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Austria". Press Reference. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  17. ^ Günther Lengauer (2008). "Framing campaigns: The media and Austrian elections". In Günter Bischof; Fritz Plasser (eds.). The Changing Austrian Voter. Transaction Publishers. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-4128-1932-9.
  18. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Austria: New circulation figures for the 1st half 2008". Publicitas. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  20. ^ Thomas Hochwarterlump (3 March 2009). "Der Standard extends its readership as Die Presse's numbers slump". Austrian Times. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  21. ^ "Western Europe Media Facts. 2011 Edition" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  22. ^ Danica Kirka (13 June 2005). "Finance minister, intern and heiress cause stir in Austria". Ocala StarBanner. Vienna. Retrieved 15 June 2022.

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