Nuremberg News

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Nuremberg News
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description Regional daily newspaper
publishing company Verlag Nürnberger Presse Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH & Co. ( Germany )
Headquarters Nuremberg
First edition October 11, 1945
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 225,782 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Alexander Jungkunz, Michael Husarek
editor Bruno Schnell
Web link Nuremberg News

The Nürnberger Nachrichten (NN) with its northern Bavarian regional editions is a daily newspaper for all of Middle Franconia as well as parts of Upper Franconia and the Upper Palatinate . The Nürnberger Zeitung belongs to the same group of companies, but is editorially separated. Originally a local daily newspaper in the Nuremberg - Fürth - Erlangen area , the NN is now one of the largest regional newspapers in Germany. Together with its regional editions and the Nürnberger Zeitung , the paper achieved a sold circulation of 225,782 copies, a decrease of 32.6 percent since 1998.


Publishing house on Marienstraße (September 2010)
Printing presses in Gleißbühlstrasse


The Nürnberger Nachrichten (NN) first appeared on October 11, 1945 . Its founder, the publisher Joseph E. Drexel , had received license No. 3 for a newspaper publisher from the occupying power , the American military government in Bavaria. The NN were initially printed in Zirndorf, because no printing works could be found in the war-torn Nuremberg. The paper appeared only twice a week in 1945/46, then three times from autumn 1946 to 1949, and from then on four times a week. In addition to Joseph E. Drexel, Heinrich G. Merkel (1900–1985), the publisher of the Würzburg Main-Post , became the second editor and partner of the Nürnberger Nachrichten in 1949 . He took over u. a. the publishing and commercial tasks. In autumn 1949 the publishing house and the editorial team moved to Nuremberg in the rebuilt former NSDAP Gauhaus on Marienplatz. It was not until November 16, 1962 that the NN came out six times a week.

Publishing community of the NN

In July 1959, the publisher and editor Bruno Schnell founded the Nürnberger Nachrichten interest group with six local newspaper publishers in Central Franconia. There are now twelve publishers working with the NN. In this so-called "NN model" or " Nuremberg Model " create the various local newsrooms in northern Bavarian cities their home part and thus contribute according to their circulation area as so-called head sheets different titles such as Erlanger Nachrichten , Franconian country newspaper (Ansbach), Fürth messages or Schwabacher Tagblatt (for a full list, see the Expenses section ). The local publishers take over the general part ( coat ) completely from the NN. The distribution area of ​​the NN thus extends from Pegnitz to Treuchtlingen and from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate .


The Nürnberger Nachrichten like most German newspapers in recent years to rest lost. The circulation sold has decreased by an average of 2.2% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 3.9%. It is currently 225,782 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 92.4 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

editorial staff

The Nürnberger Nachrichten competes with the Nürnberger Zeitung , both of which belong to the same group of companies, but are editorially and publically separated and represent different political directions (the NN is more to the left of the center, very close to the SPD on municipal issues, the NZ is more to the right of the middle). The editors-in-chief are Alexander Jungkunz and Michael Husarek.


  • 1997 - Radio, TV and New Media Prize for Steffen Radlmaier (* 1954), music critic, 1998 head of the arts section
  • 2004 - Dr. Georg Schreiber Media Prize for Andreas Dalberg (* 1971), editor / author
  • 2005 - Reportage award from the Academy of the Bavarian Press for Andreas Dalberg (* 1971), editor / author
  • 2009 - Expopharm Media Prize for Dieter Schwab (* 1955), editor, 2013 deputy head of politics
  • 2010 - Media Prize of the Sparda Foundation for Andreas Dalberg (* 1971), editor / author

Publishing house and partner

The Nürnberger Nachrichten is produced by the Nürnberger Presse Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH & Co publishing house. The newspaper was published by the publisher Bruno Schnell (1929–2018), who was given honorary citizenship of the city of Nuremberg for his publishing services on October 18, 2014 in a ceremony in the historic town hall .


  • Bruno Schnell †, general partner, Nuremberg, 22.76%;
  • Druckhaus Nürnberg GmbH, general partner, Nuremberg, 59.02%;
  • Walter GmbH, Nuremberg, 9.11%;
  • Friederike Diem, Stauf, 9.11%

The participation in the latter partner (F. Diem) is subject to the execution of the will (Bruno Schnell †).


In the circulation area of ​​the newspaper (mainly Middle Franconia , but also partly in Upper Franconia and the Upper Palatinate ) there are different editions, the local parts of which are based on the respective places of publication:

In addition, there are weekly editions such as the newspaper Der Blitz (2000 to March 2018 Sunday flash ; discontinued on May 30, 2020) every Saturday in Nuremberg, Fürth and Erlangen and the Wochenanzeiger every Thursday in the city of Schwabach and the districts of Neumarkt , Roth , Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen and the south of the district of Nürnberger Land as the seventh weekly edition.


  • is the online service of the Nürnberger Nachrichten and the Nürnberger Zeitung . It was founded on October 7, 1996.
  • The NN are also available as an e-paper .

Art Prize of the Nürnberger Nachrichten

The NN Art Prize, for which artists can apply, has existed since 1992. The awards for the NN Art Prize will be determined by a jury consisting of:


  • Nürnberger Nachrichten: In-house - 4 years of building the Nürnberger Nachrichten . [Nürnberg]: [Nürnberger Presse], 1949, 4 sheets.
  • Bruno Schnell: A life for the free press. Heinrich G. Merkel in memory . In: Nürnberger Nachrichten No. 240 of October 16, 1985, p. 3
  • 50 years Nürnberger Nachrichten , special supplement of the Nürnberger Nachrichten of October 11, 1995
  • Michael Diefenbacher , Rudolf Endres (Hrsg.): Stadtlexikon Nürnberg . 2nd, improved edition. W. Tümmels Verlag, Nuremberg 2000, ISBN 3-921590-69-8 ( online ).
    • Helmut Beer: Drexel, Joseph E., Dr. rer. pole. S. 224 f .
    • Clemens Wachter : Merkel, Heinrich G. S. 689 .
    • Walter Schatz: Nürnberger Nachrichten (NN) . S. 763 .
  • Karl Vogel: The NN model. Publishing as a communication policy program . Zugl. Diss. A, 1981, Faculty of Business and Economics Social Sciences, Nuremberg, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Nuremberg: Nürnberger Forschungsvereinigung e. V., 1981, XX, 242 pp., ISBN 3-921453-19-4 (Nuremberg research reports; Vol. 18)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Together with the Nürnberger Zeitung .
  2. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  3. Nuremberg media scene mourns the loss of Bruno Schnell on, February 3, 2018, accessed on February 5, 2018.
  4. according to IVW ( online )
  5. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  6. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )
  7. ^ 'Nürnberger Nachrichten' editor Bruno Schnell has died , accessed on February 4, 2018.
  8. "Der Blitz" says goodbye , Der Blitz # 22/2020, Nuremberg May 30, 2020, p. 1.
  9. From 2018 with a new concept: The BLITZ has big plans. SONNTAGSBLITZ will appear in a new format in the new year. , December 10, 2017, accessed on March 26, 2018 .
  10. Service and entertainment for your weekend - advertising that works. (PDF; 125.08 kB) , March 24, 2018, accessed on March 26, 2018 .
  11. How became the leading medium in the region was found on on October 7, 2016, accessed on March 28, 2020.
  12. ^ Nürnberger Zeitung , accessed on October 14, 2012.