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Stuttgarter Nachrichten - StN
description German daily newspaper
publishing company Stuttgarter Nachrichten Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
First edition November 12, 1946
Frequency of publication daily except Sundays
Sold edition 183,166 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Range 0.49 million readers
( MA 2017 II )
Editor-in-chief Christoph Reisinger
Web link
ZDB 126605-6

The Stuttgarter Nachrichten ( StN ) is a daily newspaper published in Stuttgart . Its distribution area extends from the capital of Baden-Württemberg to the Stuttgart region with 2.7 million inhabitants. Christoph Reisinger has been editor-in-chief since April 2011 .

From January 17, 2010 until the setting on March 27, 2016, the editorial team also looked after Sonntag Aktuell , whose editorial team was closed.

The headquarters of the editorial office and the publishing house is the Pressehaus Stuttgart in the Möhringen district .

The sold edition is with the Stuttgarter Zeitung together 183,166 copies, down 14.3 percent since the 1998th


The newspaper first appeared on November 12, 1946, under license from the American military government, initially only three times a week. The editors were Henry Bernhard , Otto Färber and Erwin Schoettle . With the interdisciplinary future program “Der neue Stuttgarter Weg”, the editorial offices of the Stuttgarter Nachrichten and the Stuttgarter Zeitung were largely merged into one joint editorial office on April 1, 2016. A permanent team of authors writes exclusively for the Stuttgarter Nachrichten .

Former editors-in-chief


The circulation of the Stuttgarter Nachrichten is reported together with the Stuttgarter Zeitung . Like most German daily newspapers , the two papers have lost circulation in recent years. The circulation sold has decreased by an average of 1% per year over the past 10 years. Last year it decreased by 4.1%. It is currently 183,166 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 84.4 percent.

Development of the number of copies sold

Local editions and collaborations

The Stuttgarter Nachrichten has three local editions of its own:

  • Fellbacher Zeitung (appears in Fellbach and in Kernen im Remstal ), approx. 5,000 copies (IVW 3/2016). It contains a six-page local section that includes local politics, urban events and its own sports section.
  • Kornwestheimer Zeitung, approx. 3,200 copies (IVW 3/2016)
  • Marbacher Zeitung, approx. 5,000 copies (IVW 3/2016)

With these, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten had a core circulation of 52,220 copies (IV / 2016), which are no longer shown individually. There are also seven sub-local editions with different publication times; they are added to the sheet daily or several times a week as the fifth newspaper book.

In addition, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten creates the national pages ( coat ) of the following local newspapers in the Stuttgart region: Backnanger Kreiszeitung , Gäubote , Heidenheimer Neue Presse , Mühlacker Tagblatt , Murrhardter Zeitung, Nürtinger Zeitung / Wendlinger Zeitung, Rems-Zeitung , Sindelfinger Zeitung / Böblinger Zeitung , Kreiszeitung Böblinger Bote , Vaihinger Kreiszeitung , Waiblinger Kreiszeitung / Schorndorfer Nachrichten / Welzheimer Zeitung / Winnender Zeitung . Furthermore, they are in editorial cooperation with the Schwarzwälder Bote , to which they supply the supraregional material.

Since January 2010, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten has been providing the Frankenpost in Hof, the Neue Presse in Coburg and the Freie Wort in Suhl as part of an editorial partnership with the publishing group Hof-Coburg-Suhl (HCS), which is also part of the Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding via Süddeutsche Verlag and the Südthüringer Zeitung in Bad Salzungen provide national content.

Editorial and department head

  • Editor-in-chief: Christoph Reisinger
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Wolfgang Molitor
  • Members of the editor-in-chief: Gunter Barner, Rainer Feuerstein
  • Head of duty: Matthias Schmidt, Joachim Volk, Frank Schwaibold
  • Head of title team: Rainer Feuerstein
  • Art director: Eva Dähne
  • Head of Department:
  • Politics, state politics: Rainer Pörtner
  • Economy: Anne Guhlich
  • Life: Peter Trapmann
  • Culture: Tim Schleider
  • Local, sub-local: Holger Gayer and Jan Sellner
  • Region / Baden-Württemberg: Achim Wörner
  • Digital Unit: Swantje Dake
  • Multimedia reports: Stefanie Zenke
  • Sport: Dirk Preiss
  • StN partner production: Anette Herrmann
  • Berlin editor: Christopher Ziedler
  • Authors: Gunter Barner, Joe Bauer, Jürgen Bock, Franz Feyder, Nikolai Forstbauer, Klaus Köster, Nils Mayer, Rainer Wehaus, Michael Weißenborn

Editorial peculiarities

  • The paper was honored with the Theodor Wolff Prize for uncovering the forger of the Hitler diaries of the Illustrierte Stern , Konrad Kujau.
  • In 2005, the sports department was selected for the fourth time in a row by the industry news service “Sport intern” as the best sports editorial team among German regional newspapers.
  • Numerous editors of the paper have been awarded the Theodor Wolff Prize, the Guardian Prize of the German daily press and other journalist prizes (e.g. Ernst Schneider Media Prize).
  • With the meeting point foyer , the Stuttgarter Nachrichten has had a regular event format that takes place two to three times a year since 1970. Three Federal Presidents (most recently Horst Köhler in June 2006), several Federal Chancellors all the way back to Willy Brandt, as well as athletes and entertainment stars such as Boris Becker, Michael Schumacher, Franz Beckenbauer, Thomas Gottschalk and Anne-Sophie Mutter have already taken part in this event. The “Meeting Point Foyer” takes place in front of around 700 spectators and is often broadcast on the TV documentary channel Phoenix .

Publishing house and publishing group

Pressehaus Stuttgart, seen from the south

The Stuttgarter Nachrichten publisher is the Stuttgarter Nachrichten Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. It is 80 percent owned by Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding GmbH (SWMH) Medienholding Süd , the parent company of the Stuttgart newspaper group and the Schwarzwälder Bote Mediengesellschaft division of SWMH. Ebner Pressegesellschaft KG, the Ebner family holding company ( Südwest Presse ), the Rudolph Bernhard community of heirs , and Mathias Hübsch-Marosczyk as the owner of the share originally held by Erwin Schoettle hold the remaining 20% ​​in equal shares of 6⅔% .

The main shareholders of SWMH with 44.36 percent each are Medien-Union GmbH , based in Ludwigshafen, and the Württemberg publishers group . The Stuttgart newspaper group includes u. a. also the Stuttgarter Zeitung . The other subsidiary besides Medienholding Süd GmbH (MSG) is Süddeutsche Verlag , since SWMH increased its stake held since 2002 from 17.75% by a further 62.5% to 81.3% on February 29, 2008.


Lobbycontrol criticizes the fact that the newspaper - like the Stuttgarter Zeitung - is vehemently committed to the controversial major project Stuttgart 21 . This has to do with the fact that it belongs to Südwestdeutsche Medien Holding , which in turn is financially completely dependent on the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg .

Events for readers

  • Meeting point foyer: panel discussion with personalities from politics, business, culture and sport.
  • Education Forum: Panel discussion with experts on education policy.
  • right in the middle: panel discussion on hot topics in Stuttgart.
  • Sports camps: Schoolchildren train for a day with professional athletes.
  • About art: panel discussion with personalities from culture.
  • Health Forum: Panel discussion with specialists on health policy topics.
  • Christmas campaign: The Stuttgarter Nachrichten collect donations and support people in need and various initiatives.
  • Night of songs: charity show in the theater for the benefit of “Christmas Campaign”.
  • Ballet “Aktion Christmas”: Benefit matinee with the John Cranko School and the Stuttgart Ballet in favor of “Aktion Christmas”.

Children and youth activities

  • Children's news: Paul the penguin is working as chief reporter
  • NiSch - Nachrichten in der Schule: Project to promote reading: Delivery of Stuttgarter Nachrichten including teaching material to schools. Visit of editors in class.
  • Newspaper sponsorship campaign: Newspaper sponsors donate a one-year newspaper subscription to a school (until 2018)
  • Zett - the trainee initiative of the Stuttgarter Nachrichten: Participating companies finance their trainees with an StN subscription for one year

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Together with the Stuttgarter Zeitung
  2. Christoph Reisinger new head of the StN. In: Stuttgarter Nachrichten. December 15, 2010.
  3. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  4. Rudolph Bernhard passed away. In:, BDZV , 2002.
  5. ^ Ax: Grote leaves Stuttgarter Nachrichten. Editor-in-chief becomes managing director in Vechta. (No longer available online.) In: Meedia . May 10, 2010, archived from the original on July 10, 2012 .;
  6. according to IVW ( online )
  7. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  8. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )
  9. ^ Dpa / lsw: “Stuttgarter Nachrichten.” Coat for other newspapers. In: June 18, 2009, accessed April 19, 2016 .
  10. ^ Media database - Stuttgarter Nachrichten Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. (No longer available online.) In: 2016, archived from the original on April 30, 2016 ; accessed on April 30, 2016 .
  11. Günther Kress: Downright un-Swabian dimensions . In: Kressreport . No. 7 , April 4, 1974, ISSN  1618-7202 , DNB  010722211 , p. 2 .
  12. Medienholding takes over majority of Süddeutscher Verlag. In: Spiegel Online . December 21, 2007.
  13. ^ Stuttgart 21 and the real estate lobby. In: Telepolis . October 25, 2010.
  14. ^ Children's news.
  15. ^ News at school.
  16. Newspaper sponsorship campaign ( Memento from August 31, 2018 in the Internet Archive )
  17. Zett.