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DuMont Schauberg

This page considers the DuMont Schauberg book and newspaper publishing group.


It covers -

  • introduction
  • holdings
  • studies
  • chronology

Introduction

Cologne-based DuMont Schauberg - unrelated to the former US DuMont broadcasting network discussed elsewhere on this site - is a leading German regional newspaper and book publisher. It has around 4% of the German newspaper market but dominance in Cologne, with the two leading dailies.

It is controlled by the DuMont family and traces its origins to the printery employed by Holy Roman Empire postmasters the Thurn & Taxis family.

Holdings

Newspapers and magazines include -

  • Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
  • Kölnische Rundschau
  • Köln Express
  • Mitteldeutsche Zeitung
  • Bergisches Handelsblatt
  • Kölner Wochenspiegel
  • Brühler Schlossbote
  • Wochenende
  • anzeigen-echo
  • Extra Blatt
  • Werbekurier
  • Schaufenster
  • Blickpunkt am Sonntag
  • Lokale Informationen
  • Blickpunkt
  • Lokalanzeiger
  • Werbepost
  • Bergisches Sonntagsblatt
  • Sonntags Post

Book publishing imprints include -

  • DuMont Literatur
  • DuMont Kunst

The group's printing interests include Halle-based Mitteldeutsche Druck- und Verlagshaus.

DuMont has stakes in commercial radio broadcasters

  • Radio Köln
  • Radio Leverkusen
  • Radio Berg
  • Radio Rur
  • Radio Euskirchen
  • Radio Erft
  • Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg

It also has a stake in commercial television station nrw (North-Rhine Westphalia).

Studies

There are no major English-language studies of the DuMont Schauberg group or its flagship publications.

The major German study is Kurt Weinhold's Verlag M. Dumont Schauberg, Koln: die Geschichte eines Zeitungshauses 1620-1945, eine Chronik 1945-1970 (Cologne: Dumont 1969).

Chronology

1763 Gereon Schauberg becomes printer for Thurn- und Taxis family's Kaiserlichen Reichs-Ober-Post-Amts-Zeitung

1802 Schauberg launches Kölnische Zeitung

1805 Marcus DuMont buys Kölnische Zeitung and printery

1876 Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger launched as supplement to Kölnische Zeitung

1949 Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger relaunched after closure in 1945

1956 DuMont Buchverlag established

1957 magnum literary magazine launched

1964 daily Express launched

1966 magnum ceases

1990 takes stake in Halle Freiheit, renamed Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

1995 AroPrint founded

1998 DuMont Literatur imprint established

1999 Schibsted launches Cologne free metro paper 20 Minuten Köln

2000 DuMont responds with Kölner Morgen

2001 DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag founded

2001 closes Kölner Morgen after Schibsted closes 20 Minuten Köln

2002 closes new media specialist RegioInformation GmbH

2002 closes City-Guide Köln portal

2006 buys 25% of Haaretz for €25m