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Editor-in-chiefPeter Pelinka
Former editorsSenta Ziegler
CategoriesNews magazine
  • Helmut Fellner
  • Wolfgang Fellner
First issueOctober 1992
CompanyGruner + Jahr
Based inVienna

NEWS is an Austrian weekly news magazine published in German and based in Vienna, Austria. The weekly is the major news magazine in the country[1] and has been in circulation since October 1992.

History and profile

NEWS magazine was established by Helmut and Wolfgang Fellner and was first published in October 1992.[2][3][4] The Verlagsgruppe NEWS was the publisher of the magazine which is published weekly.[5][6] The Fellner brothers sold the magazine to Gruner + Jahr,[7][8] a subsidiary of Bertelsmann.[9]

NEWS covers entertainment and lifestyle topics[10] as well as news on current affairs, politics and culture.[11]

In the 1990s Senta Ziegler served as the editor-in-chief of the magazine.[12] Until 2008 Andreas Weber was the editor-in-chief of the weekly.[5] Then Atha Athanasiadis served as the editor-in-chief of the NEWS magazine from 2008 to February 2010.[13] As of 2010 the editor-in-chief of the magazine was Peter Pelinka who was appointed to the post in February that year.[14] Corinna Milborn and Silvia Meister were the deputy editors of the weekly.[14]


NEWS sold more than 200,000 copies in 1993.[4] The market share of the magazine was 19.3% in 2000.[15] The magazine had a circulation of 254,000 copies in 2003.[6] Its readership in 2005 was about 14%, making it the first in its category.[16] In 2007 the magazine sold 285,000 copies.[17]

For the first half of 2008 the magazine had a circulation of 125,710 copies.[18] It was the third best-selling magazine in the country in 2008.[19] NEWS sold 215,000 copies in 2010.[20] In 2012 its circulation was 125.751 copies,[7] and it was 135,875 copies in the first half of 2013.[11]


In June 2005, NEWS was fined by an Austrian court following its publication of Finance Minister Karl Heinz Grasser's photos kissing Fiona Swarovski, an heiress of the Swarovski crystal dynasty.[21]

See also

List of magazines in Austria


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  13. ^ Frizzi Seltmann (25 February 2010). "Austrian magazine NEWS appoints new editorship". Media Bulletin. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
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  16. ^ Günther Lengauer (2008). "Framing campaigns: The media and Austrian elections". In Günter Bischof; Fritz Plasser (eds.). The Changing Austrian Voter. Transaction Publishers. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-4128-1932-9.
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  18. ^ "Austria: New circulation figures for the 1st half 2008". Publicitas. 20 August 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  19. ^ Thomas Hochwarterlump (3 March 2009). "Der Standard extends its readership as Die Presse's numbers slump". Austrian Times. Archived from the original on 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
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  21. ^ Danica Kirka (13 June 2005). "Finance minister, intern and heiress cause stir in Austria". Ocala StarBanner. Vienna. Retrieved 15 June 2022.