New Sunday paper

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New Sunday paper

description Sunday newspaper
First edition 7th December 1986
attitude November 15, 1987
Frequency of publication Sunday
Editors-in-chief Karl Lüönd , Peter Wettler
editor Beat Curti

Neues Sonntagsblatt was the name of a Swiss Sunday newspaper that was published by five regional publishers and the free newspaper Züri-Woche from December 7, 1986 to November 15, 1987.


In the 1980s, Sunday was increasingly recognized as a business for publishers. The model was the SonntagsBlick , founded in 1969 , which then sold 375,000 copies. The industry got excited when the publishing house of the Tages-Anzeiger , today's Tamedia , concretized its plans for its own project.

In order to forestall Tamedia, the regional publishers Berner Zeitung , Basler Zeitung , Bündner Zeitung , St. Galler Tagblatt and Vaterland decided to publish their own title on Sunday within a very short time. The initiator of the Neue Sonntagsblatt was the former editor-in-chief of Züri Leu and founder of the Züri-Woche (1982) Karl Lüönd , while Beat Curti , the owner of the Züri-Woche and the Schweizerischer Beobachter at the time, was the publisher .

The project failed as early as mid-November 1987 after the decision of the Berner Zeitung to withdraw from the project at short notice. The loss was put at 22 million francs.

Two journalistic scandals rocked the newspaper. In the article entitled "Thief as Federal Councilor?" the candidacy of the then SP politician Christian Grobet was discussed. The headline “Farmer's price requests are a cheek” also caused a stir.

editorial staff

The editors-in-chief of the Neue Sonntagsblatt were Karl Lüönd and later the former Kassensturz moderator Peter Wettler . Head of the regional sections were u. a. Roy Spring (Editing Bern) and Diego Yanez (Editing Lucerne), later SRF-TV editor-in-chief and today head of MAZ - Die Schweizer Journalistenschule .

See also

Individual evidence

  1. More excitement, less contemplation. In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . January 5, 2007
  2. Long cultivated proximity. In: Klartext - the Swiss media magazine. July 10, 2007