New Osnabrück newspaper

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New Osnabrück newspaper
description daily newspaper
publishing company Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Headquarters Osnabrück
First edition 1967
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 154,919 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Ralf Geisenhanslüke (editor-in-chief), Berthold Hamelmann (deputy CR), Burkhard Ewert (deputy CR)
editor Werner F. Ebke , Jan Dirk Elstermann
Web link
ZDB 25133330

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung ( Neue OZ , NOZ ) is a regional daily newspaper for the area around the city of Osnabrück , for the Emsland and other regions. It appears in some regions with a largely identical cover section and location-specific title (e.g. Lingener Tagespost / Meppener Tagespost or - in Papenburg - Ems-Zeitung ). The sold edition of the complete edition is 154,919 copies, a decrease of 13.6 percent since 1998. The edition as a journalistic unit is around 200,000 copies. The sheet is published by the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung publishing house.

Editor and editor

Ralf Geisenhanslüke has been editor-in-chief since September 2011, who moved from the Schwäbische Zeitung to Osnabrück. The deputy editor-in-chief is Berthold Hamelmann, and the deputy editor-in-chief is Burkhard Ewert.

Franz Schmedt was editor-in-chief of the newspaper for many years from 1968 to 2002 .

The editors are Werner F. Ebke and the publisher Jan Dirk Elstermann. Founding editors of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung were Leo Victor Fromm and Elisabeth Elstermann.


The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung was created in 1967 through the merger of the two Osnabrücker daily newspapers Osnabrücker Tageblatt (OT), Verlag Meinders & Elstermann, and Neue Tagespost (NT), printing and publishing house Fromm. One of the previous newspapers was the Osnabrücker Volkszeitung , of which Antonius Fromm was editor-in-chief and publisher .

Circulation and distribution

Main edition

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung , like most German newspapers in recent years to rest lost. The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 0.9% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 1.4%. Nevertheless, the loss of circulation is still moderate compared to the industry. The main edition has a sold circulation of 61,629 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 82.1 percent.

The Meinders and Elstermann publishing house in Osnabrück

Development of the number of copies sold

Complete edition

Together with its regional editions, the Neue OZ is one of the largest regional newspapers in Germany and reaches 354,000 readers (MA 2018). Together with the partner media Grafschafter Nachrichten , the Kreiszeitung Syke , the Rheiderland-Zeitung and the Oldenburgische Volkszeitung , the Neue OZ publishing house, as the leading publisher within the Südwest-Niedersachsen newspaper group, has a circulation of copies from Monday to Saturday. Together, the newspaper group reaches 584,000 readers every working day (MA 2018).

Eight regional editions of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung appear Monday to Saturday :

Distribution area of ​​the New OZ and its regional editions
output Edition
New Osnabrück newspaper 61,629
Meller circular sheet 8681
Wittlager Kreisblatt ( Bad Essen ) 5860
Bramscher news 6226
Bersenbrücker Kreisblatt 13,160
Lingen daily mail 21,599
Meppen daily mail 20,333
Ems newspaper ( Papenburg ) 17,431

The main product is divided into five local editions: City of Osnabrück, North (Belm, Bissendorf, Wallenhorst), Southwest (Georgsmarienhütte, Hasbergen, Hagen), South (Bad Rothenfelde, Bad Iburg, Bad Laer, Glandorf, Hilter) and West (Lotte, Ibbenbueren, Westerkappeln, Tecklenburg).

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung is one of the most cited daily newspapers in Germany; its comments, interviews and news are often picked up by other media. As a result, the newspaper is also known nationwide.

Since January 1, 2015, NOZ MEDIEN has held a majority stake in the Delmenhorster Kreisblatt through the newly founded publishing company DK Medien, which has been sourcing the shell from Osnabrück ever since. Together with the 13,826 copies sold for the Delmenhorster Kreisblatt, the daily newspapers from NOZ MEDIEN reach around 400,000 readers with more than 170,000 copies.

The joint editorial team of the media group with the Osnabrück core editorial team of NOZ supplies publications belonging to the group and external customers such as E.g. the Schleswig-Holstein newspaper publisher (sh: z), the Schweriner Volkszeitung , the Münsterland newspaper group (including Westfälische Nachrichten ), the Nordsee editorial group (including the Nordsee-Zeitung , Bremerhaven), the Westfalen-Blatt (Bielefeld) and the Ostfriesische Nachrichten ( Aurich) with supraregional content from politics, economy and culture up to complete cover parts. The Berlin office writes for newspapers with a circulation of around 1 million. The NOZ office in Hanover also supplies several other newspapers with reports on state politics from Lower Saxony.

Digital products

The newspaper's website has existed since 2000 and has been continuously expanded. With the news portal, NOZ MEDIEN reached more than 2 million users (unique users) with over 6.9 million online visits per month in the first quarter of 2018. It is one of the most popular daily newspaper portals in Lower Saxony and offers information from and for the Osnabrück and Emsland regions. Since the introduction of the digital subscription model in January 2014, the website has been chargeable for Osnabrück and the Emsland, only 10 articles per month are freely readable.

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung and its regional editions have also been available on the Internet as ePaper since autumn 2007 . Registered users can read the original version anywhere in the world. As an extension of the digital offer, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (with its regional editions) has been available as a tablet app for the iPad since March 2012 . In June 2013 the app was expanded to include the so-called evening edition and since May 2014 it has also been available for Android tablets. The digital archive offers newspapers from the last ten years in PDF format.

The news app for smartphones was introduced in August 2014. This means that users can find out about the most important topics on the go via iPhone and smartphones with an Android system. This is updated every minute and is aimed primarily at readers between 25 and 35 years of age.

The Publisher

The “NOZ Medien” publishing house in Osnabrück

The Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung publishing house is family owned and financially independent. The managing directors are Axel Gleie (since June 2016) and Jens Wegmann (since January 2020).

The publishing house currently has more than 1,100 permanent employees, more than 150 of them in the editorial office . In 2005 a news desk was introduced for the editorial team .

In addition to the general editorial office and local editorial staff , the publisher has an administration , sales department , advertising department , marketing department and the technology for newspaper prepress and printing . Since spring 2007, the acceptance and sale of advertisements in the master sheets and special editions has been completely handed over to MSO Medien-Service GmbH & Co. KG . The sister company is also responsible for the digital marketing of its own products, while MSO Digital GmbH & Co. KG is an associated performance marketing agency that primarily advises external companies on cross-channel digital campaigns. Together with the software service provider basecom and the online marketing agency netspirits, MSO Digital forms the Grow Digital Group, which offers comprehensive support for the digital growth of medium-sized companies.

In spring 2014, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung combined its activities under the umbrella of NOZ MEDIEN . Further sister companies and holdings with which specializations for different subject areas are mapped fall under the umbrella. For example, the previous print specialty stores are being adapted for the online area. This business area was expanded in particular with the acquisition of an online horse market and the establishment of ehorses GmbH & Co. KG in July 2011.

At the beginning of 2016, NOZ MEDIEN acquired medien holding: nord gmbh (mh: n), along with its subsidiaries Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag GmbH & Co. KG (sh: z for short) based in Flensburg, as well as A.Beig Druckerei und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG in Pinneberg and Zeitungsverlag Schwerin GmbH & Co. KG in Schwerin. Since then, both companies have appeared as the NOZ MEDIEN and mh: n MEDIEN group of companies and employ a total of more than 3,200 people at 82 locations in Lower Saxony, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg.

Since May 2005, the Neue OZ publishing house has been issuing a customer card to its subscribers with the OS-CARD for the city and district of Osnabrück and the EL-CARD for the district of Emsland, which can be used by over 800 partners.

Web links

Commons : Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Sum of the individual expenses.
  2. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  4. Ralf Geisenhanslüke becomes editor-in-chief of the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. Retrieved March 25, 2015 .
  5. ^ High distinction for Franz Schmedt , notification from the BDZV of December 17, 2002
  6. daily newspapers. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on April 26, 2015 ; Retrieved April 14, 2015 .
  7. 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 )
  11. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  12. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details on )
  13. Press Monitor 2013 ( Memento from March 18, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  14. Delmenhorster Kreisblatt goes into the future with NOZ Medien. Retrieved April 14, 2015 .
  15. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  16. according to MA 2017
  18. NOZ article. Retrieved April 18, 2016 .
  19. AGOF digital-facts 2018-Q1 (total desktop / tablet + mobile)
  20. according to IVW 2018-Q1 (total desktop / tablet + mobile)
  21. What does the digital subscription model for the website look like exactly? Retrieved February 23, 2016 .
  22. News app. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on February 25, 2016 ; accessed on February 23, 2016 .
  23. Apps. Retrieved April 15, 2019 .
  24. Unplanned change at NOZ: Axel Gleie takes over from Christoph Niemöller as managing director. Retrieved June 18, 2016 .
  25. Regional online media ( Memento from April 24, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  28. NOZ media group and media: holding: nord group are allowed to merge. Retrieved October 12, 2016 .
  29. Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung launches customer card in May. Retrieved April 14, 2015 .

Coordinates: 52 ° 16 ′ 34.5 "  N , 8 ° 3 ′ 4.5"  E