Die Presse in Deutschland - the German Press
(Posted on 15/03/18)
What better way to start a Monday morning than to unfold the newspaper and take in the day’s news. And there was still some Xmas Lebkuchen left to complete the experience. Just as well as our newspapers are also all German ! We have the ‘Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’, ‘die Welt’, and the ‘Bild’ so we have all things covered; the latest financial figures from international stock markets, political news and a splash of the latest celeb gossip.
Chiara has ‘die Welt’ whose lead story tells us that less immigrants are accepting repatriation deals. Charlotte is reading the ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ about the fall in managers who wear ties to work. And Michaela was quick to nab the Bild so she gets to read about the Germany’s ex-goalkeeper being stopped by the police as his Lamborghini is firing too loud … We take a look at the circulation figures and, disappointingly, even in Germany the ‘Boulevardzeitung’ (tabloid) has 7 times the readership of the ‘FAZ’ and 10 times that of ‘Die Welt’. Apparently it’s all down to the 8 pages of sport news…
Freedom of the press is still not something taken for granted in Germany so there is no state censureship and they are ranked a healthy 16th in the Freedom of Press Index.
- Dr Debbie Wagener