Märkische Oderzeitung

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Märkische Oderzeitung
Logo of the Märkische Oderzeitung
description German daily newspaper
publishing company Märkisches Medienhaus GmbH & Co. KG (MMH)
First edition March 17, 1990
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 60,970 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Range 0.240 million readers
( MA 2012   )
Editor-in-chief Claus Liesegang
executive Director Andreas Simmet
Web link www.moz.de (Märkische online newspaper)

The Märkische Oderzeitung (abbreviated: MOZ ) is a regional daily newspaper published in Frankfurt (Oder) .

The distribution area of ​​the MOZ is largely identical to the former Frankfurt (Oder) district , a region with around 600,000 inhabitants. It extends along the Polish border from the northern borders of Brandenburg up to Eisenhüttenstadt in the south of the province. In the west, the Märkische Oderzeitung reaches the city limits of Berlin. The twelve local editions have around 240,000 readers. The sold circulation is 60,970 copies, a decrease of 54.8 percent since 1998. The share of subscribers is traditionally high. With effect from January 1, 2018, the Märkische Medienhaus acquired all shares in LR Medienverlag und Druckerei GmbH (LRM GmbH). LRM GmbH is the publisher of the daily newspaper Lausitzer Rundschau and the advertising newspaper Lausitzer Woche.


Editor at the news desk of the Märkische Oderzeitung

The Märkische Oderzeitung has been published as an independent daily newspaper by Märkisches Medienhaus GmbH & Co. KG since March 17, 1990, the day before the first free elections to the GDR Volkskammer . The MOZ emerged from the daily newspaper Neuer Tag . This came into being in 1952 in the course of the abolition of the GDR countries (and the formation of the GDR districts ) as an organ of the district leadership of the SED Frankfurt (Oder). At the time of the fall of the Wall , the subtitle of the newspaper read the socialist daily in the Frankfurt / Oder district . When the MOZ was founded, many of the New Day editors were taken over.

With effect from January 1, 2011, Märkische Verlags- und Druckhaus GmbH & Co. KG (MVD) acquired the Oranienburger Generalanzeiger (including the local edition Hennigsdorfer Generalanzeiger , the sister newspapers Gransee Zeitung and Ruppiner Anzeiger as well as the advertising newspapers Märker and Brandenburger Wochenblatt ). The MVD is also the publisher of the Neuenhagener Echos , a monthly newspaper for the Neuenhagen municipality near Berlin , which is also its official gazette.


The shareholders of the Märkisches Verlags- und Druckhaus were half of the Neue Pressegesellschaft (publisher of the Südwest-Presse ) and one half of the Stuttgarter Zeitung Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (publisher of the Stuttgarter Zeitung and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten ). At the end of 2012 the Neue Pressegesellschaft took over all shares. Since 2016 the MVD has been operating under the new name Märkisches Medienhaus GmbH & Co. KG, or MMH for short; its sole shareholder is Frankfurter Mediengesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, which in turn is wholly owned by the aforementioned Neue Pressegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.


The Märkische Oderzeitung has lost a lot of its circulation in recent years . The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 3.5% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 5.3%. It is currently 60,970 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 91.8 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

Local editions


  • Heinz Kannenberg (1990–1996)
  • Claus Detjen (1996-1998)
  • Franz Kadell (1999-2001)
  • Heinz Kurtzbach (2001-2006)
  • Frank Mangelsdorf (2002-2018)
  • Claus Liesegang (since 2017)

Social Commitment

The Märkische Oderzeitung also awards a number of prizes. Since 2004 she gives, for example, together with the Chamber of Commerce East Brandenburg the Future Award Brandenburg . Initially limited to the east of the state, the Future Prize has been awarded to companies throughout Brandenburg since 2009. Also since 2004, the Märkische Oderzeitung has been awarding the Brandenburg Art Prize together with the Neuhardenberg Castle Foundation . Regional artists are honored in four categories -  painting , graphics , sculpture and photography. In addition, the MOZ participates in the awarding of the Uckermark Oscar , an award for actors, which is given every year by the Uckermark stages in Schwedt.

Journalistic awards

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW ( details on ivw.eu )
  2. Dirk Ippen sells Oranienburger Generalanzeiger . W&V, January 3, 2011
  3. New press company becomes MVD sole shareholder . Kress Media Service, December 21, 2012
  4. Imprint of the MOZ
  5. according to IVW ( online )
  6. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on ivw.eu )
  7. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on ivw.eu )