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One day was a contemporary history portal launched by Spiegel Online on October 8, 2007 , which was continued as a regular department of Spiegel Online from March 2014 and was discontinued in January 2020 in favor of a new history department.

On one day a mixture of historical topics and eyewitness reports was published. Readers could register as members and submit contributions. The reports were checked, edited and illustrated with photos and videos by an editorial team. The head of the department was the journalist and writer Benjamin Maack . According to the publisher, over 2,000 members had already registered in the first week and the pages were clicked a total of 8.2 million times.

The project partners included Progress Film-Verleih , the German Emigration Center , the Federal Archives , the Deutsche Fotothek , the Prussian Cultural Heritage Image Archive , the Federal Foundation for the Study of the SED Dictatorship and the Military History Research Office of the Bundeswehr .

In March 2008, the portal received the “Web Magazine of the Year” award at the LeadAwards .

In September 2008 the test issue of a print magazine of the same name was published.

Individual evidence

  1. Everything new at “Spiegel” on the web - this is how editor-in-chief Klusmann wants to attract new digital subscribers, January 8, 2020
  2. ^ Good start for contemporary history portal einestages, October 15, 2007
  3. one day is web magazine of the year, March 5, 2008
  4. ^ "One day": Successful kiosk premiere for SpOn, September 10, 2008