Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung

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Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung

description Subscription daily newspaper
publishing company C. Bösendahl GmbH & Co. KG
Headquarters Buckeburg
First edition 1873
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 2737 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Stefan Reineking
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The Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung is a small local newspaper with a sold circulation of 2,737 copies, a decrease of 14 percent since 1998.

It appears in the town of Bückeburg and in the Schaumburg district in the Grimmesche Hofbuchdruckerei, a branch of C. Bösendahl GmbH & Co. KG, Rinteln ( Schaumburger Zeitung ). This publisher is formally independent, but in turn belongs 100 percent to the publisher CW Niemeyer from Hameln ( Deister and Weser newspaper ).

The Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung competes with the Schaumburger Nachrichten ( Stadthagen ), which is 80 percent owned by the Madsack publishing company ( Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung ).

Together with the Deister and Weser newspaper , the newspaper has been getting its “ coat ”, that is to say the national politics, business and sports pages, since 2004 from the Hannoversche Allgemeine , with whose publisher there are various interrelationships, which is the case with the Deister-Leine , which has now been discontinued -The newspaper could endanger its existence.


The Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung first appeared in 1873 in Hanover-Herrenhausen. In 1889 the sheet was sold to a consortium of members of the Conservative Party in what was then the Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe , but behind which the Princely House stood. The newspaper was then relocated to Bückeburg, and printing has since been carried out by the August Grimme court book printer. From the following year the newspaper appeared daily.

Unlike other German hometown newspapers , the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung was not closely linked to the dignitaries of town and country via the publisher, but, as the prince's organ, had the direct mandate of forming opinions in the sense of the sovereign.

In the Weimar Republic after the First World War , the newspaper came under the influence of the right-wing conservative German National People's Party (DNVP). Since the end of the 1920s, this got caught up in the wake of the NSDAP and in 1933 also joined Hitler's first cabinet .

Like the DNVP, the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung was already closely linked to the NSDAP as early as 1933: In June the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung and the NS paper Die Schaumburg were merged (common title Die Schaumburg. Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung ), whereby the court chamber of the princes of Schaumburg-Lippe received a 45 percent stake in the merged newspaper.

When in 1934 the NSDAP stipulated that party official newspapers should be taken over by the Gauleiters , the court chamber sold its share. The Schaumburg. In this way, the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung had completely changed from the ownership structure to a Nazi battle paper . When the war ended in 1945, the newspaper ceased to appear.

In 1950, the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung was re-established , this time published by the family of the former newspaper printer, Mathilde Grimme and her son August.

After August Grimme's death in 1974, the newspaper was jointly taken over by the publishers Niemeyer (Hameln) and Bösendahl (Rinteln), and in 1996 it was merged with the Bösendahl publishing house.


The Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung has slightly lost circulation in recent years . The number of copies sold has fallen by an average of 1.8% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 3.4%. It is currently 2737 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 91 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

As one of the very few newspapers still in existence today, the Schaumburg-Lippische Landes-Zeitung could not increase its circulation compared to 1934 (circulation at that time 5,300 copies).

See also


  • Ulrich Pätzold / Horst Röper : Media Atlas Lower Saxony-Bremen 2000. Media concentration - power of opinion - entanglement of interests. Verlag Buchdruckwerkstätten Hannover GmbH, Hannover 2000, ISBN 3-89384-043-5
  • Jörg Aufermann / Victor Lis / Volkhard Schuster: Newspapers in Lower Saxony and Bremen. Handbook 2000. Association of Northwest German Newspaper Publishers / Newspaper Publishers Association Bremen, Hanover / Bremen 2000, ISBN 3-9807158-0-9

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Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  2. Jan Söfjer: The Peasant Sacrifice - Why the Deister-Leine-Zeitung had to die. In: journalist 4/2012, here online, accessed on August 31, 2012 .
  3. according to IVW ( online )
  4. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  5. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )