ff - South Tyrolean weekly magazine

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ff - The South Tyrolean weekly magazine
ff logo
description Weekly magazine with program supplement
publishing company ff-Media GmbH, Bolzano
First edition 1980
Frequency of publication weekly
Editor-in-chief Alexandra Aschbacher
Web link Homepage of the magazine

The ff is a weekly magazine for South Tyrol that reports on current topics from the fields of politics, economy, society and culture. The magazine is published by the publishing company of the same name FF Media GmbH and sees itself as "non-partisan and non-denominational, ideologically open and pluralistic". An integral part of each issue is a separate leaflet which contains the current television program of all German and Italian-language television channels receivable in South Tyrol for the respective week. ff appears weekly on Thursday.


The ff was originally conceived by its founder Klaus Dubis as a magazine for television and leisure . The project was supported from the start by the entrepreneur Christoph Amonn from Bolzano. The first issue appeared in September 1980. The first editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine until 1990 was Gottfried Solderer . In the first few years, the magazine developed from a television illustrated to an information magazine that deliberately provoked by picking up explosive socio-political issues and repeatedly provided for discussion in the regional context. Investigative journalism and articles on taboo topics became the trademark of ff in the 1980s and 1990s .

At the beginning of the 1990s, internal discrepancies almost led to the end of the magazine, when the entire editorial team under the then editor-in-chief Hans Karl Peterlini, with the exception of Florian Kronbichler , resigned and founded the short-lived weekly magazine südtirol profil , from which the Neue Südtiroler Tageszeitung emerged in 1996 . In the years 2003-2004 ff-Media GmbH tried to place a daily newspaper on the market with Südtirol 24h .

Today, ff is the second most important print medium in South Tyrol after the daily newspaper Dolomiten . According to its own information, the ff reaches around 33% of the South Tyrolean population.

Ownership shares in FF Media GmbH

40% of the publisher's shares are owned by the Amonn family, who originally owned all of the shares before the North Tyrolean entrepreneur Otto Steixner took over 60% of the GmbH in 2006. In 2007 Steixner sold its shares to the Viennese lawyer Stefan Weber and the Swiss media consultant Kurt W. Zimmermann . In 2017 Zimmermann sold his shares to Manuel Saxl. In 2019 the entrepreneurs Hellmuth Frasnelli and Karl Pichler acquired the majority shares previously held by Saxl and Weber.

Individual evidence

  1. Imprint of the weekly magazine ff (02.07.2018).
  2. The abbreviation ff stands for television and leisure
  3. Gottfried Solderer. In: Edition Raetia. Retrieved March 27, 2018 .
  4. Archive link ( Memento of the original from January 5, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ff-online.com
  5. ^ Georg Mair: The opponent . In: ff - South Tyrolean weekly magazine . No. 4 , January 24, 2013, p. 24-25 .
  6. http://www.ff-online.com/ff/de/200806-reichweit-und-mediadaten/
  7. ^ Christoph Franceschini : Young director. salto.bz , June 23, 2017, accessed June 23, 2017 .
  8. Christoph Franceschini: The takeover. salto.bz , December 17, 2019, accessed December 17, 2019 .