Lausitzer Rundschau

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Lausitzer Rundschau
Logo of the Lausitzer Rundschau
description German daily newspaper
publishing company LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH, Straße der Jugend 54, Cottbus
First edition 1946
Frequency of publication Mon-Sat
Sold edition 61,951 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Range 0.28 million readers
(MA II / 2009)
Web link Website of the Lausitzer Rundschau

The Lausitzer Rundschau (LR) based in Cottbus is a regional daily newspaper in Brandenburg and Saxony . It appears in eleven local editions in southern Brandenburg and two in northeast Saxony. The sold circulation is 61,951 copies, a decrease of 63.7 percent since 1998 (as of February 2019).

The newspaper is owned by Märkisches Medienhaus GmbH & Co. KG , the publisher of the neighboring Märkische Oderzeitung . This in turn is part of the media group Neue Pressegesellschaft based in Ulm , which owns numerous regional newspapers in southern and eastern Germany.

Seat of the Lausitzer Rundschau


The newspaper was founded on May 20, 1946 in Bautzen and moved to Cottbus in 1952 . In the GDR it was the organ of the SED for Lausitz , later the organ of the SED district leadership in the Cottbus district . Today's printing house was inaugurated in 1976. As in all GDR media, the often embellished and inappropriately optimistic articles on the building of socialism brought the LR numerous ridiculous names that are still in use today in the area of ​​circulation, e.g. B. "die Lausige", "die Lause-Schau", or (based on the common abbreviation LR) "der Lügen-Rudi". In 1984 the newspaper was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in Gold.

On January 18, 1990, the Lausitzer Rundschau appeared for the first time formally as an independent publication. When the former SED newspapers were privatized, the Treuhandanstalt sold the newspaper in April 1990 to the Saarbrücker Zeitung Verlag und Druckerei , which at that time was majority owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck (GvH) publishing group . In the same year, the Lausitzer Rundschau Verlag und Druckerei GmbH was founded as the publishing company .

From 2004 to 2009 the Lausitz edition of the young daily newspaper 20cent appeared . Since 2007 the media company has been a partner in Lokal-Radio Cottbus GmbH , which operates the radio station 94.5 Radio Cottbus .

In 2009 the owner renamed the publishing company LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH and merged it with Lausitzer Rundschau Druckerei GmbH .

In 2012, the Holtzbrinck Group gave up its regional newspaper business and sold its stake in Saarbrücker Verlag to Gesellschaft für Staatsbürgerliche Bildung Saar mbH (GSB) . Shortly afterwards, the company sold 56 percent of the company to the Rheinische Post Mediengruppe , which took over management and integrated the group's daily newspapers into its group. 28 percent of the Saarbrücker Verlag remained in the possession of GSB, 16 percent belong to an employee holding company.

In 2012 the publisher set up the gastro portal . In 2013, the Internet portal for Brandenburg amateur football was added.

In 2018, the Neue Pressegesellschaft bought the Lausitzer Rundschau from Saarbrücker Verlag and runs it together with neighboring newspapers in its subsidiary Märkisches Medienhaus GmbH & Co. KG , based in Frankfurt (Oder) .

In January 2019, the publisher switched the subscription TV magazine from rtv to Prisma (regional edition East).


The Lausitzer Rundschau 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 4% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 6.4%. It is currently 61,951 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 87.5 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

The publisher also publishes the free newspaper Lausitzer Woche (until 2015 Lausitz am Sonntag ). This is published in Cottbus , in the neighboring district of Spree-Neisse , in the Spreewald and in Senftenberg .


  • 1946–1949: Georg Porthmann
  • 1949–1951: Kurt Gentz
  • 1951–1955: Robert Waßmann
  • 1955–1958: Paula Acker
  • 1958–1981: Robert Waßmann
  • 1981–1990: Joachim Telemann
  • 1990–1994: Wolfgang Nagorske
  • 1994–1999: Dieter Mauer
  • 1999–2004: Peter Stefan Herbst
  • 2005–2010: Dieter Schulz
  • 2010–2016: Johannes M. Fischer
  • since 2016: Oliver Haustein-Teßmer


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW ( details on )
  2. Neues Deutschland , October 4, 1984, p. 5
  3. ^ Entries in the commercial register of LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH. In: Retrieved March 12, 2019 .
  4. Holtzbrinck sells Saarbrücker Zeitung. In: May 30, 2012, accessed March 12, 2018 .
  5. ^ "Rheinische Post" buys "Saarbrücker Zeitung". In: Handelsblatt. September 30, 2012, accessed March 8, 2018 .
  6. "Lausitzer Rundschau" is about to change hands. In: Horizont Online. March 13, 2018, accessed March 8, 2018 .
  7. Distribution areas. Prisma-Verlag, accessed on January 7, 2019 .
  8. according to IVW ( online )
  9. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  10. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )

Coordinates: 51 ° 44 ′ 46.6 "  N , 14 ° 19 ′ 55.2"  E