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How “New Yorker” is the Staats-Zeitung?

When I was a youngin’, one of the joys of Sundays was the trip to the bakery and the newsagent after church. A vast array of newspapers was on hand for perusal while Pop nipped into Topps Bakery next door. We usually only bought The European, but I browsed everything on hand. One of the available titles was the New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung, founded in 1834, and the oldest German newspaper in the New World. The “Staats” was daily from 1854 until 1953, when it went weekly. In the late 1930s, the circulation was about 80,000, falling to 25,000 in the late 1990s, and stands around 10,000 today. It seems a pity that this “New York” newspaper is now edited from Sarasota, Florida instead of from Manhattan, but at least the Staats-Zeitung survives.

This post was published on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 9:38 pm. It has been categorised under Germany New York Newspapers and been tagged under , , .
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  1. Margita Baldeweg
    11 May 2011
    11:33 pm

    Yes,we survived and does it matter from where you edit a newspaper these days?

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