Vorarlberger news

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Vorarlberger news
Vorarlberger Nachrichten logo
description Austrian daily newspaper
language German
publishing company Russmedia Verlag GmbH
First edition 1945
Frequency of publication every day except Sunday
Sold edition 60,494 copies
( ÖAK , 1st half of 2017)
Range 0.170 million readers
( MA 2013)
Editor-in-chief Gerold Riedmann
editor Eugene Russ
executive Director Eugen Russ, Markus Raith, Gerold Riedmann
Web link www.vn.at

The Vorarlberger Nachrichten (VN) are the highest reach daily newspaper in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg . They appear under this name since November 16, 1945. Its predecessor is the Vorarlberger Landeszeitung , which first came to readers daily as a weekly from 11 August 1863, then from 1887 onwards.

In Vorarlberg, the UN has a market share of around 56 percent of daily newspapers. Throughout Austria, the UN's reach in 2012 was 2.4 percent.


In 1919, Eugen Russ (1877–1962) acquired a book printing company on Römerstrasse in Bregenz , which published the “Vorarlberger Landeszeitung”, and worked there as an editor, publisher and publisher. In 1929 the print shop moved to Kirchstrasse . In 1938 the "Landeszeitung" was banned by the National Socialists .

The first independent edition as “Vorarlberger Nachrichten” appeared on September 1, 1945. From 1946 to 1952 Ernst Bär , who later became the director of the Bregenz Festival , was the editor of the newspaper, who had worked there as a journalist from 1937 to 1939.

In 1984 the publisher bought the weekly newspaper Wann & Wo . Since 1990 the Vorarlberg media house (as of October 2012 as Russmedia ) has also been publishing NEUE , which was founded in 1972 . On June 1, 1995, the electronic service Antenne Vorarlberg was added to the publishing house , the first private radio in the state.

In addition, the VN was the first daily newspaper in the world to be continuously produced in four-color printing . On June 5, 2006, Vorarlberger Nachrichten was named “Newspaper of the Year” at the 59th World Newspaper Congress in Moscow.

Since 1970 the UN has awarded the Toni Russ Prize annually in memory of the former publisher and editor-in-chief Toni Russ (1914–1969) .


  • Until 1938: Eugen Russ (Vorarlberger Landeszeitung)
  • 1945–1969: Toni Russ
  • 1969: Rosa Russ
  • 1969–1986: Franz Ortner
  • Since 1983: Eugen A. Russ
  • 1987–1989: Thomas Ortner
  • 2002–2012: Christian Ortner
  • 2012–2015: Verena Daum-Kuzmanovic
  • Since 2015: Gerold Riedmann

Web links

Commons : Vorarlberger Nachrichten  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Austrian edition control : edition list 1st half of 2017 (PDF 15.8 MB), accessed on October 24, 2017
  2. Media Analysis 2013, Daily Newspapers Total
  3. Media indicators , on kommunikation-vorarlberg.at (WKÖ). Retrieved October 2, 2017
  4. Media and media politics in Austria - an overview , on www.politischebildung.com. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Image of the first edition of the Vorarlberger Nachrichten In: Land Vorarlberg (Hrsg.): Vorarlberg Chronik .
  6. "VN" are "Newspaper of the Year" . Article on Vorarlberg Online (VOL.at).
  7. Editor-in-chief Christian Ortner leaves "VN"
  8. Verena Daum-Kuzmanovic new "VN" editor-in-chief - finally the right face for Russ' vision of the ideal daily newspaper (October 8, 2012)