Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) WAZ-Mediengruppe
Founder(s) Erich Brost
Publisher Zeitungsverlag Ruhrgebiet GmbH & Co. KG
Editor-in-chief Ulrich Reitz
Founded 3 April 1948 (1948-04-03)
Headquarters Essen, Germany
Website www.waz.de
Johannes Rau on 26 February 1988

The Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung is a leading commercial newspaper from Essen, Germany, published by WAZ-Mediengruppe.[1]

History and profile

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung was founded by Erich Brost and first published 3 April 1948.[2] The paper has its headquarters in Essen.[3]

During the third quarter of 1992 Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung had a circulation of 626,000 copies.[3]

See also


  1. David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  2. Biography of Erich Brost
  3. 1 2 Georg Hellack (1992). "Press, Radio and Television in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Report). Inter Nationes. Retrieved 3 April 2015.

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