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Süddeutsche Zeitung

The biggest national newspaper delivered daily in Germany
Süddeutsche Zeitung is the biggest national daily newspaper you can subscribe to and thus the flagship of Süddeutsche Verlag. Every day, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reaches 1.13 million readers in Germany and abroad. Several hundred permanent editors and a multitude of freelance journalists write for Süddeutsche Zeitung. Every day, they report on current events and background information from politics, business, culture, media, sports or science. The greater Munich area, the adjacent rural districts and Bavaria have their own regional editorial teams.

Correspondents all over the world: from Rio to Cairo and Tokyo
Several dozen correspondents report for Süddeutsche Zeitung from within Germany and from all over the world. The editorial team of SZ has a number of correspondents’ offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart among others. Foreign bureaus of Süddeutsche Zeitung are located in Bangkok, Brussels, Cairo, London, Madrid, Moscow, New York, Beijing, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, Vienna and Zurich, for example.
From 7pm the iPad version of the Süddeutsche Zeitung edition for the next day is available – with the printed version following suit the following morning.

Süddeutsche Zeitung is characterised by an opinionated and independent journalism. It values critical editors and critical readers highly. The multitude of comments, on Page 4, for example, columns, such as “Streiflicht” (Highlights) and reports on Page 3 as well as analyses and background pieces in the Politics or Business sections represent the unique character of Süddeutsche Zeitung. Hence, the principles of liberality, tolerance and editorial independence are of utmost importance to the opinion-forming medium with local and national roots.
A newspaper with a long tradition
A newspaper with a history: in 1946, readers studied a special issue on the Nuremburg Trials.
This is a long-standing tradition: after all it was Süddeutsche Zeitung, who got issued license number 1 by the US military government for the first newspaper in Bavaria after the end of the war in October 1945. The first issue was published that very same evening. SZ thus laid the foundation for a free press in Bavaria and also constitutes the nucleus of the Media Group Süddeutscher Verlag, which has developed into one of the big media corporations in Germany over the last decades. The SZ authors have been awarded many a national and international prize in journalism, such as the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize or the Theodor Wolff Prize.
Digital SZ: on the web, on the iPad, on Facebook and twitter
Süddeutsche.de is one of Germany’s most popular news platforms.
Süddeutsche Zeitung has also been published in digital format for a number of years: on the web, as an e-paper and most recently also on the iPad. With its portal Süddeutsche.de, SZ is one of the leading news sites in the German-speaking web. Since November 2011, Süddeutsche Zeitung has been publishing the iPad issue, which goes live already in the early evening from 7pm for the next day – with an updated version available from 11pm. Additionally, Süddeutsche Zeitung can be found on social networks, on Facebook and Twitter. On top of that, dozens of SZ editors use their own Twitter accounts to report on current news.