From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Printmedienbeteiligungsgesellschaft
Publisher Kurier-Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei GmbH.
Editor Christoph Kotanko
Founded 1954; 65 years ago (1954)
Political alignment Centre left, liberal
Headquarters Vienna
Circulation 385,000 (2013)
Website Kurier

Kurier is a German language daily newspaper based in Vienna, Austria.[1]

History and profile

Kurier was established in 1954[2][3] by Ludwig Polsterer.[4][5] The WAZ-Mediengruppe holds 49% of the paper.[6] The company also partly owns Kronen Zeitung.[7] The publisher of Kurier is Kurier-Zeitungsverlag und Druckerei GmbH.[2]

Kurier is based in Vienna.[5] Christoph Kotanko is the editor-in-chief of the daily.[1] From May to July 2007 the daily published "Kurier edition wissen."[1]


Kurier was the eighteenth largest newspaper worldwide with a circulation of 443,000 copies in the late 1980s.[8] It was the third best-selling Austrian newspaper in 1993 with a circulation of 390,000 copies.[9]

The circulation of Kurier was 263,000 copies in 2001.[10] It was the third best selling Austrian newspaper in 2002 with a circulation of 252,000 copies.[11] The daily had a circulation of 254,000 copies in 2004.[12] Its circulation in 2005 was 172,000 copies.[5] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 169,481 copies.[1] It had a circulation of 158,469 copies in 2011.[13] The circulation of the paper was 385,000 copies in 2013.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Science News? Overview of Science Reporting in the EU" (PDF). EU. 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Austria 2013". WAN IFRA. Retrieved 25 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "European News Resources". NYU Libraries. Retrieved 24 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Martina Thiele. "Press freedom and pluralism in Europe". Intellect Books. Retrieved 6 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "The press in Austria". BBC. 10 November 2005. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Communications Report 2005" (Report). Rundfunk and Telekom Regulierungs GmbH. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Media Markets: Austria Country Overview". Russian Telecom. August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Franz Horner (1996). "Agencies of Socialization". In Volkmar Lauber. Contemporary Austrian Politics. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. p. 223. Retrieved 1 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> – via Questia (subscription required)
  9. Eric Solsten, ed. (1994). Austria: A Country Study. Washington: GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved 23 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. Paul C. Murschetz (25 January 2014). State Aid for Newspapers: Theories, Cases, Actions. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 135. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9. Retrieved 2 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links