General indicator

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General-Anzeiger or Generalanzeiger is part of the title of a large number of current and former daily newspapers . General is used in the meaning general and expresses the claim to independence and non-partisanship, Anzeiger refers to the name of a newspaper or publication with an advertising section ( advertisements ).

Towards the end of the 19th century, the term Generalanzeiger was used to designate mass newspapers that described themselves as politically and religiously independent. The “preference of the news over the comment” and the “emphasis on entertainment and instruction over opinion formation” corresponded to the attempt to win broad sections of the population as readers.

The first of these newspapers is the Aachener Anzeiger , founded and published by Joseph La Ruelle in 1871 , which was followed by numerous others between 1870 and 1900, including:

Individual evidence

  1. Scoreboard. In: Digital dictionary of the German language . Retrieved May 24, 2015
  2. Brockhaus Encyclopedia . Volume 8. Mannheim 1989, p. 281