Märkische Allgemeine

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Märkische Allgemeine
description German daily newspaper
publishing company Märkische publishing and printing company
First edition April 18, 1946
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 94,058 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Henry Lohmar
Web link www.maz-online.de
ISSN (print)

The Märkische Allgemeine (short: MAZ ) is published as an independent daily newspaper by the Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft mbH (MVD) based in Potsdam . The sales area corresponds to the western half of the state of Brandenburg .

The Märkische Allgemeine appears daily (Monday to Saturday) with 13 regional editions , of which the Potsdamer daily newspaper has the largest partial circulation with 20,592 copies. The sold circulation of all 13 local editions is 94,058 copies, a decrease of 55.4 percent since 1998. The newspaper is read by 399,000 people every day (MA 2010), making it the subscription newspaper with the highest reach in the state of Brandenburg.

The MVD has been owned by the Madsack Media Group (Hanover) since January 1, 2012 . The SPD is the largest limited partner in the Madsack media group through investments.

The MVD and the MAZ changed both the managing director and the editor-in-chief in spring 2012. From 2012 to June 30, 2017, Thoralf Cleven was MAZ editor-in-chief. Hannah Suppa has been editor-in-chief since July 1, 2017, before that she was deputy editor-in-chief of the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (HAZ). In January 2019 she took over the management of the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland ( RND) . Suppa was also appointed "Editor-in-Chief Digital Transformation and Innovation in the Regional". Henry Lohmar became the subsequent editor-in-chief of the MAZ.


The Märkische Allgemeine 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 4.1% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 3.7%. It is currently 94,058 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 91.9 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold


Pyramid- shaped pavilion of the Märkische Allgemeine on Friedrich-Engels-Strasse in Potsdam
  • 1890: Foundation of the Märkische Volksstimme as an SPD newspaper in Frankfurt / Oder.
  • 1933: Ban by the Nazi regime.
  • April 18, 1946: From the merger of the party newspapers Volkswille (KPD) and Der Märker (SPD), the Märkische Volksstimme (MV) emerges in Potsdam as an organ of the SED , the production site is the site of the former Arado factory .
  • 1952–89: The Märkische Volksstimme appears as an organ of the SED district leadership for the Potsdam district .
  • 1989/90: with the change in the GDR, the MV gradually became independent from the SED. It is advertised for sale by the trust.
  • August 1990: Foundation of the Märkische Verlags- und Druck-Gesellschaft mbH Potsdam from the state-owned enterprises (VEB) Verlag Märkische Volksstimme and district printing company Märkische Volksstimme.
  • October 3, 1990: Renaming of the Märkische Volksstimme to Märkische Allgemeine .
  • April 1991: Decision by the trust to sell MVD GmbH to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH.
  • May 24, 1994: Inauguration of the new printing center
  • 1991–2005 Editor: Alexander Gauland
  • September 27, 2000: Inauguration of an extension to the printing plant and a new rotary printing system.
  • October 2001: Internet activities start
  • November 11, 2011: Sale to Madsack Mediengruppe, Hanover on January 1, 2012.

Regional editions and publication area

area output Sold edition
Brandenburg on the Havel Brandenburg courier 10.131
King Wusterhausen Dahme courier 8222
Nauen The Havelländer 7787
Wittstock / Dosse Dosse courier 2702
Bad Belzig Flaming Echo 4996
Kyritz Kyritzer Tageblatt 4006
Luckenwalde / Jüterbog Luckenwalder Rundschau + Jüterboger Echo 7438
Oberhavel Märkische Allgemeine Oberhavel 7880
Potsdam Potsdam daily newspaper 20,592
Pritzwalk / Perleberg Prignitz courier 3607
Neuruppin Ruppiner Tageblatt 4348
Rathenow West Havelland 4922
Zossen Zossener Rundschau 7427
Märkische general overall 94.058

The regional edition of Märkische Allgemeine Oberhavel was created in 2014 by combining the regional editions of the Neue Oranienburger Zeitung and the Neues Granseer Tageblatt, which had previously been published separately . In 2000, the two editions Luckenwalder Rundschau and Jüterboger Echo were merged into a single edition.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  2. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  3. The Märkische Allgemeine has a new owner . ( Memento from November 13, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) In: maerkische.de , November 11, 2011.
  4. After successful Madsack restructuring: SPD media holding ddvg increases surplus to 8.2 million euros. In: meedia.de. December 1, 2017, accessed February 6, 2019 .
  5. Marc Bartl: Madsack-Mann: Cleven becomes editor-in-chief of the “Märkische Allgemeine”. Kress Media Service , April 16, 2012, accessed December 30, 2012 .
  6. ^ Change at the top of the Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung. Madsack Media Group, March 28, 2017, accessed October 5, 2017 .
  7. according to IVW ( online )
  8. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  9. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on ivw.eu )
  10. IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat ( details on ivw.eu )