NZZ Folio

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NZZ Folio
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description Swiss magazine
publishing company NZZ media group
First edition 5th August 1991
Frequency of publication per month
Sold edition 90,748 (previous year 96,104) copies
( WEMF circulation bulletin 2018)
Widespread edition 90,748 (previous year 96,104) copies
(WEMF circulation bulletin 2018)
Range 0.341 (previous year 0.371) million readers
(WEMF MACH Basic 2018-II)
Editor-in-chief Christina Neuhaus
Web link
Article archive
ISSN (print)

NZZ Folio is the monthly supplement to the Neue Zürcher Zeitung . It appears in Zurich in the publishing house of the NZZ media group and is included in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung on the first Monday of each month . The magazine sets a thematic focus in each issue, which is supplemented by sections and columns .

NZZ Folio reaches a WEMF - certified circulation of 90'748 (previous year 96'104.) Sold / distributed copies and a range of 341'000 readers (WEMF MACH Basic 2018-II) (previous year 371'000.).



NZZ Folio was designed by Lilli Binzegger. It received approval for this from the board of directors of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in October 1990. The first issue appeared as No. 8 on August 5, 1991. Binzegger was the magazine's first manager. She was replaced in 1999 by Daniel Weber, previously a film and media editor at the NZZ, but continued to write for the magazine until she retired in 2005.


From the beginning until 2016, the title pages were designed by the artist Max Grüter and photographed by Patrick Rohner. The house cartoonist of the NZZ Folio is Gerhard Glück .

The first redesign took place in 1999. The NZZ-Postreiter disappeared from the title header, and the sans serif Frutiger replaced the classic Sabon as the title font. In 2005 there was a second redesign in which the title page was reduced to the essentials and the title and ticker were changed in content .

From 2012, NZZ Folio appeared in a slightly different layout . A major change in the layout took place on the 25th anniversary on September 1, 2016, and from then on , NZZ Folio appeared in a smaller format and with a revised title.

Title heads :

spelling, orthography

Like the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, NZZ Folio only partially uses the reformed spelling , but follows the classical spelling even more closely than the NZZ and thus largely the recommendations of the Swiss Orthographic Conference (e.g. Stop , tonight ).


From 1991 to 2013 the journalist and language critic Wolf Schneider was a columnist for the NZZ Folio . From 1997 to 1998 the journalist Constantin Seibt wrote the falsified literature column “Fundstücke” in the NZZ Folio, which even scientists were fooled by. From May 1997 to February 2002, Martin Suter wrote the column “Living correctly with Geri Weibel” in the NZZ Folio , which achieved cult status and was published in 2005 by Diogenes as a book.

The August 1993 edition about French-speaking Switzerland was consistently bilingual in German and French. In August 2009, the NZZ Folio “Flight LX 14” was also published in English, and the NZZ Folio “The Just Wages” in April 2018 in French and Italian.

In February 1996, the NZZ Folio website went online on the occasion of the “Networked World” issue .

In January 2005, NZZ Folio published a picture with the torn off head of a Palestinian suicide bomber in the “Bombs” issue and was reprimanded by the Swiss press council for violating human dignity .


Journalists from the NZZ Folio have won dozens of awards, including the Zurich Journalism Prize several times . Selection:

  • 1994 Peter Haffner : Zurich Journalist Award of the Zurich Press Association for "Polski Blues"
  • 1998 Peter Haffner: Zurich Journalism Award of the Zurich Press Association for "Silent days in the ice"
  • 2000 Cornelia Kazis : Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for «Last Days»
  • 2002 Peter Haffner: Prix Media of the Swiss Academy of Sciences for "A completely normal genius"
  • 2002 Ursula von Arx: Zurich Journalist Award of the Zurich Press Association for "The Second Life"
  • 2004 Reto U. Schneider : Prix Media of the Swiss Academy of Sciences for “In the golden cage” about an animal sanctuary for former experimental monkeys
  • 2005 Gerhard Glück : German Caricature Award of the Saxon Newspaper for a cartoon on the subject of "To the point, honey!"
  • 2006 Editor NZZ Folio : Special Price footprint of the initiative proDente for the special issue "At the dentist - a dream in white"
  • 2009 NZZ Folio editors : Hugo Junkers Prize of the Aviation Press Club for "Flight LX 14"
  • 2010 Reto U. Schneider: Arthur Koestler Prize from the German Society for Human Dying for “Bea geht” over the last four years in the life of a young woman
  • 2011 Reto U. Schneider: Journalists' award for computer science from Saarland University for "divining rod with GPS"
  • 2014 Reto U. Schneider: Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Science Journalism for "Mars Makes You Immobile" on the effects of long-term weightlessness on the human body, "The rescue of Angelina" on the topic of the genetic cause of breast and ovarian cancer and "Not Kevin", which deals with the question of the psychological effects of a name on its wearer and the environment
  • 2016 Reto U. Schneider: Prize for technical journalism and technical photography Punkt of the German Academy of Technical Sciences Acatech for “The Duel”, which deals with digitization in the self-experiment man versus machine, brain versus artificial intelligence
  • 2018 Barbara Klingbacher: Zurich Journalism Award of the Zurich Press Association for “The Last Course” about her attempt to not only eat an animal, but also to kill it beforehand

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b WEMF edition bulletin 2018 ( Memento of the original from September 2, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , P. 33 (PDF; 796 kB). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Imprint
  3. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 10.
  4. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 13.
  5. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 90.
  6. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 5.
  7. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 14.
  8. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 48.
  9. a b 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 86.
  10. Christian Beck: "We want to address more people at the kiosk". In: . 5th September 2016.
  11. Finds. In: NZZ Folio. March 1997 to August 1998.
  12. Constantin Seibt : Folio lies. In: NZZ Folio. August 2006.
  13. Martin Suter : Living properly with Geri Weibel. In: NZZ Folio. May 1997 to February 2002.
  14. 20 years folio. The anniversary issue. In: NZZ Folio. August 2011, p. 21.
  15. ^ Benno Maggi: In flight. In: NZZ Folio. August 2009 ( Editorial ),
  16. The just wage , Le salaire juste , Il salario equo . In: NZZ Folio. April 2018.
  17. No. 15/2005. Respect for human dignity. Swiss Press Council , April 28, 2005.
  18. All winners. Zurich Journalism Prize.
  19. ^ Peter Haffner : Polski Blues. In: NZZ Folio. June 1993, topic: atomic time bombs .
  20. The Zurich Journalist Prize 1994 is awarded to Peter Haffner for his article Polski Blues , published in NZZ Folio No. 6 / June 1993. In: Zurich Journalist Prize 1994. Zurich Journalist Prize Foundation, p. 39 (PDF; 24.4 MB).
  21. Peter Haffner: Silent days in the ice. In: NZZ Folio. July 1997, topic: Ice and Snow .
  22. The Zurich Journalist Prize 1998 is awarded to Peter Haffner for his article Stille Tage im Eis , published in the NZZ Folio in July 1997. In: Zürcher Journalistenpreis 1998. Stiftung Zürcher Journalistenpreis, p. 28 (PDF; 38.12 MB).
  23. Cornelia Kazis : Last Days. In: NZZ Folio. November 1999.
  24. ^ List of all winners 1977–2016. Nannen Prize , p. 2 (PDF; 233 kB).
  25. Peter Haffner: A completely normal genius. In: NZZ Folio. February 2002, topic: Total Digital .
  26. ↑ The main prize goes to Peter Haffner. In: September 18, 2002.
  27. Ursula von Arx: The second life. In: NZZ Folio. December 2001, topic: Remember and forget .
  28. The Zurich Journalist Prize 2002 is awarded to Ms. Ursula von Arx for her article The Second Life , published in December 2001 in the NZZ Folio. In: Zürcher Journalistenpreis 2002. Zürcher Journalistenpreis Foundation, p. 39 (PDF; 43.54 MB).
  29. Reto U. Schneider : In a golden cage. In: NZZ Folio. August 2003, subject: We monkeys .
  30. Reto U. Schneider “In the golden cage”, NZZ Folio ( Memento from May 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive ). Laudation by Sylvia Egli von Matt , Swiss Academy of Sciences (PDF; 4 kB).
  31. German Caricature Award 2005: "To the point, honey!" In: Archive / Prize Winners. Website of the German Caricature Prize .
  32. NZZ Folio cartoonist receives caricature award. In: November 14, 2005.
  33. Mikael Krogerus: Maulhelden. In: NZZ Folio. April 2005 (editorial).
  34. The "Abdruck" award winners of the past few years. Website of the proDente initiative .
  35. Flight LX 14 : Editorial , Part 1: Two hundred tons take off , Part 2: Lunch over London , Part 3: The transatlantic motorway , Part 4: Where time stands still , Part 5: Big Apple in sight . In: NZZ Folio. August 2009.
  36. ^ Winner: Hugo Junkers Prize. 2009. In:
  37. ^ Reto U. Schneider: Bea goes. In: NZZ Folio. January 2000, subject: Death .
  38. ^ Award for Reto U. Schneider. In: November 16, 2010
  39. Reto U. Schneider: Divining rod with GPS. In: NZZ Folio. May 2010, topic: mobile phone .
  40. Reto U. Schneider wins IT journalism award. In: February 28, 2011.
  41. Reto U. Schneider: Mars makes you immobile. In: NZZ Folio. December 2013, topic: In bed .
  42. ^ Reto U. Schneider: The rescue of Angelina. In: NZZ Folio. November 2013, topic: Winner .
  43. ^ Reto U. Schneider: Not Kevin. In: NZZ Folio. April 2013, topic: Names .
  44. ^ Georg von Holtzbrinck Prize for Reto U. Schneider. In: advertising week . October 14, 2014.
  45. ^ Reto U. Schneider: The duel. In: NZZ Folio. April 2016, topic: Artificial Intelligence .
  46. ^ German journalist award "Punkt" for Reto Schneider. In: October 6, 2016.
  47. Barbara Klingbacher: The last course. In: NZZ Folio. April 2017, topic: Vegi .
  48. The Zurich Journalists' Prize 2018 is awarded to Barbara Klingbacher for her article The Last Gang , published in the NZZ Folio on April 3, 2017. In: Zurich Journalist Prize 18th Zurich Journalist Prize Foundation, p. 18 (PDF; 3 MB).