Lausitzer Rundschau

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Lausitzer Rundschau
Lausitzer Rundschau logo.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Publisher LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH
Founded 20 May 1946; 72 years ago (1946-05-20)
Language German
Headquarters Cottbus, Germany
Website Official website

Lausitzer Rundschau is a German language daily regional newspaper published in Cottbus, Brandenburg, Germany.

History and profile

Lausitzer Rundschau was first published on 20 May 1946.[1] In 1952 the offices of the paper moved to Görlitz and the paper consisted of eight pages.[1] On 5 August 1952 the paper moved to its current headquarters in Cottbus.[1][2]

The paper was owned by the Socialist Unity Party before German reunification.[3][4] Following the unification the owner of the daily became Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.[3][5][6] The company also owns other newspapers, including Saarbrücker Zeitung.[7][8]

Lausitzer Rundschau is published in tabloid format by a subsidiary of the Saarbrücker Zeitung Group,[9][10] LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH.[11] In September 2012 the majority share of Saarbrücker Zeitung Group was acquired by Rheinische Post Mediengruppe.[12]

The paper serves the states of Brandenburg and Saxony,[9] and has 13 editions.[6][13] Since 2 March 2006 LR-Woche, a free weekly tabloid, has been delivered with the paper.[14]

Lausitzer Rundschau was called Lügenrudi (meaning Liar Tom in English) when it was published in East Germany.[4] The daily publishes extensive reports on neo-nazi activity in the region.[9] The offices of Lausitzer Rundschau has been target for the attacks by right-wing extremists in Lübbenau and Spremberg.[9][15]

The circulation of Lausitzer Rundschau was 100,000 copies in January 1954.[1] In the second quarter of 2003 the paper had a circulation of 136,259 copies.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Geschichte". Lausitzer Rundschau. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Tabloid Format Used to Counter Falling Circulation". Muller Martini USA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  3. ^ a b "United Germany Today: Clearly Western, Still Divided, or Still Searching?" (PDF). New York University. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b Dominic Boyer (1 December 2005). Spirit and System: Media, Intellectuals, and the Dialectic in Modern German Culture. University of Chicago Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-226-06891-6. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  5. ^ Andrea Czepek; Ulrike Klinger (2010). "Media Pluralism Between Market Mechanisms and Control: The German Divide" (PDF). International Journal of Communication. 4. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Lausitzer Rundschau to join Saarbrücker Zeitung´s CCI editorial system" (Press Release). CCI Europe. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A mapping study of media concentration and ownership in ten European countries" (PDF). Commissariaat voor de Media. Hilversum. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  8. ^ Anthony Weymouth; Bernard Lamizet (3 June 2014). Markets and Myths: Forces For Change In the European Media. Taylor & Francis. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-317-88969-4. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d Catherine Stupp (15 September 2014). "Vandals lash out against local newspaper for reporting on right-wing extremists". XIndex. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Rheinische Post Media Group" (Press Release). euroscript. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Lausitzer Rundschau" (PDF). Zeitungslandschaft. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Rheinische Post Mediengruppe acquires majority shareholding in the Saarbrücker Zeitungsgruppe". Rheinische Post Mediengruppe. September 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Lausitzer Rundschau". Rheinische Post Medien Gruppe. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  14. ^ "The march of the non-dailies" (PDF). FDN Newsletter (15). March 2006. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Neo-Nazis Suspected in Torching of Journalist's Car". Reporters without Borders. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

External links

  • Official website (in German)
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