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description German daily newspaper
publishing company Printing and publishing company Köhring GmbH & Co. KG
Sold edition 11,214 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Jens Feuerriegel
editor Wilhelm Köpper
executive Director Hanno Saade
Web link Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung

The Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung (abbreviated EJZ ) is a daily newspaper and the official district sheet of the Lüchow-Dannenberg district . Its name is derived from the two rivers Elbe and Jeetzel , which flow around and through the district. The newspaper was created from a merger of the three newspapers Allgemeine Anzeiger and Zeitung für das Wendland (both Lüchow) and the Jeetzel-Zeitung Dannenberg .


The newspaper is published in a sold circulation of 11,214 copies by the printing and publishing company Köhring GmbH & Co. KG in Lüchow (Wendland) . The supraregional news, i.e. the newspaper cover , is supplied by the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland , the central editorial office of the Madsack publishing group from Hanover (including Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung , Neue Presse ).

The publisher also publishes the free weekly newspaper Elbe-Jeetzel-Kiebitz every Wednesday . The lapwing appears in an edition of 31,300 copies in the distribution area Lüchow-Dannenberg, Dömitz , Lenzen and the surrounding area.

According to IVW analysis, the EJZ was the “strongest home newspaper in the republic” in 2014, according to the Meedia industry service. According to this, 23.9 out of 100 Lüchow-Dannenberg residents bought the paper. Calculated for the 23,709 households, "almost every second EJZ clientele". This made the EJZ the best-selling daily newspaper in relation to the number of inhabitants in all 402 districts or cities in Germany. In a 2016 survey, the newspaper successfully defended this title. The value of the readers in relation to the total population improved to 25.4.


In 1992, the EJZ authors Karl-Friedrich Kassel and Jörn Rehbein won 3rd prize in the Guardian Prize of the German daily press for several reports on corruption in municipalities through large donations from the Gorleben Fund, in order to achieve benevolent behavior towards the Gorleben nuclear waste storage facility.

In 1993, Kassel and Rehbein also took first place for their research in the journalists' award "Die Spitze Feder" (The Pointed Feather) of the Association of Taxpayers of Lower Saxony and Bremen.

In 1995, EJZ editor Axel Schmidt won the third prize in the journalists 'prize “Die Spitze Feder” with a description of the luxurious furnishings of the officers' mess in Neu Tramm.

In 2007, the Association of Taxpayers awarded Schmidt 2nd place in the journalists' award “Top Feather” for the contribution “Bus station planning as a euro grave”. In it, Schmidt describes how the city of Lüchow wasted tax money in the amount of more than 25,000 euros on an architect's fee for which no specific consideration was attributable.

In 2012 Medium Magazin selected EJZ editor Benjamin Piel in the “Top 30 to 30”, a list of 30 particularly talented German journalists aged up to 30 years.

In 2014 Piel received the Theodor Wolff Prize in the local journalism category for his contribution "Betty's first time", in which, according to the jury, he reports "directly and without false shyness" about sexual companions who help disabled people to have sexual experiences.

In 2014, Piel also received the reportage award for young journalists from the JungeJournalisten.de network, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and sueddeutsche.de for “Betty's first time” .

In 2014, EJZ editor Rouven Groß was awarded third place in the journalism award of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture for the contribution “More than just working capital”.

In 2015, the Social Association Germany awarded Piel second place in the inclusion media prize.

In 2020, EJZ editor Jörn Zahlmann received the Axel Springer Prize for young journalists in the “Local Journalism” category for the “Zeitsprung” series.


  • 150 years of the newspaper in Wendland: 1854–2004 , supplement to the Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung, 2004.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  2. Media data 2010 of the Elbe-Jeetzel-Kiebitz (PDF; 672 kB)
  3. http://meedia.de/2014/08/11/ivw-analyse-deutschlands-ervielreichste-heimatzeitungen/
  4. http://meedia.de/2016/07/15/landkreis-ranking-die-elbe-jeetzel-zeitung-ist-die-ervielreichste-heimat-zeitung-deutschlands/
  5. Guardian Award of the German daily press ( Memento of the original from May 8, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Prize winners in chronological order  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dokzentrum.org
  6. EJZ editor Axel Schmidt in the competition »Die Spitze Feder» in second place ( Memento from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ).
  7. Prize for critical article - EJZ editor Axel Schmidt in the competition »Die Spitze Feder» in 2nd place ( Memento from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ).
  8. http://www.ejz.de/index.php?&kat=50&red=28&artikel=108407686&archiv=1 .
  9. http://www.mediummagazin.de/mm-special/die-top-30-bis-30-2012/
  10. Archive link ( Memento of the original from May 11, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bdzv.de
  11. http://www.journalistenpreise.de/?id=news_detail&newsid=613/
  12. http://www.lwk-niedersachsen.de/index.cfm/portal/landwirtschaftskammer/nav/1095/article/26278.html
  13. http://www.verbaende.com/news.php/Schirmherr-Ministerpraesident-Stephan-Weil-zeich-die-Sieger-aus-SoVD-lobt-Inklusionspreis-aus-Elterninitiative-und-Studierende-gewinnen?m=104027
  14. WELT: Axel Springer Prize: These are the best young journalists in 2020 . In: THE WORLD . May 6, 2020 ( welt.de [accessed May 9, 2020]).