Altmark Newspaper

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Altmark Newspaper

description regional daily newspaper
publishing company Renner and Meineke, branch of

C. Beckers Buchdruckerei GmbH & Co. KG

First edition 1990
Frequency of publication daily Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 11,797 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief -
editor Dirk Ippen
Web link

The Altmark-Zeitung (short: AZ; own spelling: Altmark Zeitung ) is a regional daily newspaper that has been published in Altmark since 1990 . The sold circulation is 11,797 copies, a decrease of 64.5 percent since 1998.

Distribution and publishing

After the fall of the Berlin Wall , the newspaper was re-established as an independent competitor to the Magdeburger Volksstimme , the regional press organ of the SED district leadership at the time . The Altmark-Zeitung is one of the few new newspapers in the area of ​​the former GDR that have established themselves permanently on the newspaper market. In the Altmark district of Salzwedel and in the district of Stendal , the Altmark newspaper has a considerable distribution and is a strong competitor of the local editions of the Volksstimme .

The Altmark-Zeitung is published by the in-house publishing house Renner und Meineke, a branch of C. Beckers Buchdruckerei GmbH & Co. KG. The Allgemeine Zeitung der Lüneburger Heide ( Uelzen ) and the Isenhagener Kreisblatt also appear in this publishing house . It belongs to Dirk Ippen's publishing group . Originally it got its cover part - like the Oranienburger Generalanzeiger - from the district newspaper in Syke . The Oranienburger Generalanzeiger still indicates an editorial collaboration with the Kreiszeitung and the Altmark-Zeitung . The Altmark-Zeitung website is fully integrated into the Allgemeine Zeitung for the Lüneburg Heath .

The main office of the Altmark-Zeitung is in Salzwedel . The newspaper appeared until March 2014 in five different local editions, the Salzwedeler , Stendaler , Osterburger , Gardelegener and Klötzer Nachrichten , the individual editions of which were based on the districts of the same name, which were dissolved in 1994. As of April 1, 2014, the Stendal and Osterburg issues were merged to form the Altmark Zeitung for the Stendal district. Each issue has its own local editorial team. There are branches in Salzwedel, Stendal and Gardelegen .


The Altmark-Zeitung is one of the German daily newspapers with the greatest loss of circulation in recent years. The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 3.6% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 4.8%. It is currently 11,797 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 94.5 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

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Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW ( details on )
  2. according to IVW ( online )
  3. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  4. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )