Hamburger Morgenpost

Hamburger Morgenpost on Sunday

The Hamburger Morgenpost Hamburg is a tabloid newspaper that is published daily ( daily newspaper ), known by the acronym Morgenpost.


The Hamburger Morgenpost was founded in 1949 as a tabloid newspaper with a circulation of 6000 copies of the Hamburg journalists and SPD - man Henry Brown initially against resistance from within the ranks of the SPD. It first appeared on 16 September 1949 and was moved from the traditional SPD own publishing Auer Druck GmbH. This appeared to the end of 1967 and the Hamburger Echo, 1966/67, " hamburger evening echo" whose setting decision, the then SPD treasurer Alfred Nau in his capacity of the less successful publishing director Hellmut Kalbitzer enforced as chairman of the publishing house GmbH. Until the late 1950s, the MoPo - circulation increased to 450,000 copies. After the Bild newspaper published by the Axel Springer publishing house as a second tabloid at the Hamburg newspaper market, the edition of the Hamburger Morgenpost declined steadily. In 1972 she had declined to 351,000. Due to the existing competition with other newspapers, such as the 1948 re -founded Hamburg evening paper, the interest had also taken on partisan newspapers in Hamburg. The mid-1970s, the SPD had to sell the newspaper for financial reasons.

Over several more owners came the newspaper in 1986, the publishing company Gruner & Jahr. 1986/87 the Morgenpost also had short term under the title Bremer Morgenpost own local part in Bremen. The project was discontinued after a few months. In 1989, the circulation had fallen to 135,000. 1999 sold Gruner & Jahr, the morning mail to Frank Otto and Hans Barlach.

In 2004 Hans Barlach acquired all the shares of Otto Frank, before all of the shares on 27 January 2006 were taken over by the German newspaper Holding BV. The German newspaper Holding BV was sold in 2009 by the British Mecom Group at the Cologne Media Verlag M. DuMont.

Format and edition

Originally appeared in the Berlin Morgenpost format (315 × 470 mm), since a relaunch in 1986 it appears weekdays in tabloid format (235 × 315 mm ) or stretched ( to 235 × 350 mm) on Sunday. The change resulted due to the advertising with the " underground " format in the short term to an increase in circulation. No small part of the edition is sold as " edition " from about 20 clock sold on the street and in restaurants. The Hamburger Morgenpost is the only daily newspaper in the Hanseatic city, which is sold everywhere throughout the city at this time. At numerous stations with opening night, the latest edition at the time is already available. The current daily circulation of 96 026 copies, which is below the local competition from Hamburg evening paper ( 197 940 ) and newspaper Bild Hamburg ( 190 375 ). Since 5 November 2006, the Morgenpost also appears with a Sunday edition, which is also available with delivery subscription.


First editor in chief was Henry Brown. He was succeeded July 1985 to September 1986 Nils von der Heyde. After the takeover by Gruner Jahr Ex - image - Juergen Juckel was editor in chief. Only seven weeks later, he resigned from after a " dispute over the sheet " concept again and was replaced by his deputy as acting Peter Kirschstein. Wolfgang Clement, Federal Minister of Economics later in the Cabinet Schröder, then took over until 1989, the chief editor of the Morgenpost. He was succeeded by Ernst Fischer. He was followed by Wolf Heckmann, Manfred von Thien, Mathias Dopfner and Marion Horn. The next editor in chief Josef Depenbrock was simultaneously publishing director. Depenbrock took over in July 2006, management functions in the German newspaper Holding BV.

On 29 May 2006 announced the managing director of the Berliner Verlag, Peter Skulimma, the appointment of Joseph Depenbrock the new editor of the Berliner Zeitung. Hans- Peter Busch Heuer, editor of the Berliner Kurier, has overall responsibility editor of two newspapers buying the German newspaper Holding BV. Matthias Onken became the new editor of the Hamburger Morgenpost. The managing director of BVZ display Newspapers (Berlin and Rostock ), Frank Willers, additionally took over the leadership of the publishing business Morgenpost.

Since February 1, 2008 Frank Niggemeier Morgenpost is editor in chief. Onken took over at the same time next to Gerald Selch co-head of the Morgenpost competition picture Hamburg.

Press Council complaints

2008, the German Press Council criticized the newspaper for breach of the Press Code. The Morning Post had seriously violated the journalistic duty of care by failing represented blank assertions in connection with the closing of a business that was sold in the clothing to customers in the right scene as fact (reference BK2-254/08 ).

In September 2012, the German Press the Morning Post found that a further infringement. The editors had reported poisoned birds of prey and thereby considered as perpetrators "radical hunters " " contemplate," to have no evidence of this.