Schaumburger Newspaper

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Schaumburger Newspaper
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description Subscription daily newspaper
publishing company C. Bösendahl GmbH & Co. KG
Headquarters Rinteln
First edition 1762
Frequency of publication working days
Sold edition 5411 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Stefan Reineking
executive Director Stefan Reineking
Web link

The Schaumburger Zeitung from Rinteln is a local newspaper that appears in the southern part of the Schaumburg district in Lower Saxony and in the north-western Hameln-Pyrmont district . Your publisher C. Bösendahl GmbH & Co. KG is one of the small German newspaper companies: The local newspaper has a circulation of 5411 copies.

Although the publishing house is formally independent and an independent company, it is a subsidiary of the publishing house CW Niemeyer ( Deister- und Weserzeitung ) from Hameln (92%) and the Madsack-Verlag (8%) (both partners). The Schaumburger Zeitung does not have a monopoly in its publication area , but rather competes with the Schaumburger Nachrichten published by Madsack-Verlag ( Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung ). Together with the Deister and Weser newspapers , the Schaumburger Zeitung has been getting its “ coat ”, that is, the national politics, business and sports pages, from the Hannoversche Allgemeine since 2004 . As with the Deister-Leine-Zeitung, which has since been discontinued, the various interconnections with the Hannoversche Allgemeine could endanger its existence.


The Schaumburger Zeitung traces its foundation back to the year 1762, when the Rintel advertisements first appeared in Rinteln . According to this tradition, the Schaumburger Zeitung would be the sixth oldest German daily newspaper. However, the Rintel advertisements were discontinued as early as 1771, and as a result there was no newspaper in Rinteln for sixteen years.

In 1787, the Rinteln university professor Theodor Schmalz received the lordly privilege to publish the Hessen-Schaumburg Intelligence Gazette, from which, after a pause in publication during the French occupation under Napoleon and after numerous new foundations and renaming (so from 1789 Intelligence Gazette for the Grafschaft Schaumburg or from 1869 Kreisblatt for the Grafschaft Schaumburg ) finally the Schaumburger Zeitung, which was then published three times a week, did not emerge until 1883 . The Schaumburger Zeitung has been published daily since 1906.

Like other German hometown newspapers , the Schaumburger Zeitung is traditionally closely linked to the city's dignitaries, which secured the newspaper the status of a proclamation gazette in the 19th century Grafschaft Schaumburg ”functions as an official gazette .

Even after the seizure of power of the NSDAP tried the newspaper to maintain its position and to adapt to new political realities by the regular supplement 'Hitler Youth' published about 1934th However, the publisher claims repeated attacks by the National Socialists for the period before and after the takeover, which in 1939 led to the forced sale of the newspaper's publishing rights to the Bückeburg NS paper Die Schaumburg . The Schaumburger Zeitung became the "Bulletin of the Grafschaft Schaumburg District of the NSDAP". After the sale, the C. Bösendahl publishing house only got the print job for its former newspaper, which continued to appear until the end of the war.

Under the American military government Rinteln who was allowed Schaumburger newspaper in the old publisher C. evil Dahl again from 26 May to June 1945 in appearing, but then had like all other traditional German newspapers until the end of the license obligation or the granting of press freedom in Close in 1949 (see also press and press policy during the occupation ).

Well-known former editors

Web links


  • 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

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 .