Decline of newspapers

Under crisis newspaper or newspaper closures will be understood from the print business, especially a partial withdrawal of the publishers of newspapers and magazines.

Current backgrounds are declining sales and declining advertising revenue. As a perspective for journalism online media, are considered as part of the digital revolution. Similar phenomena could emerge for the book publishers. At the same time the possibility is also discussed whether it is possible by shifting centers of interest confirm Riepl's Law (1913).

Changes in the field of print media


The selling decisions of THA in April 1991 led to the beginning of 1992 to the " Leipziger Zeitung dying ".


In November 2012, the Frankfurter Rundschau reported to the bankruptcy. It was taken over by the publisher Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Societät and Karl -Gerold Foundation to ensure the continued operation.

El Pais had to lay off a third of the workforce in October 2012.

The Supervisory Board of the Financial Times Germany - she made in the approximately 12 years since its inception a total of about 250 million euro loss - decided to suspend the issue. The last issue was published on 7 December 2012.

The American political weekly magazine Newsweek in December 2012, its print edition and appear online only since then.


In January 2013, the WAZ Media Group announced plans to close the editors of the Westfälische Rundschau 1 February 2013 completely.

The Washington Post was sold in early August 2013 for 250 million U.S. dollars of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

In August 2013 it was announced: Axel Springer AG sold the Berliner Morgenpost, the Hamburg evening paper Hörzu and other media for 920 million euros at the Essen spark media group in Essen. The handover occurred on 1 January 2014.

2013 became insolvent in Germany and the paperback publisher Suhrkamp and his daughter Insel Verlag.


In March 2014 introduced the evening newspaper from Munich to file for bankruptcy.