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Krischanitz, Adolf - Kruckenkreuz (14/25)
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Kronen-Zeitung


Kronen-Zeitung, short title of a popular Austrian small-format daily newspaper; forerunners in the 1st half of the 20th century: "Illustrierte Kronen-Zeitung", from January 2, 1900 to August 31, 1944 (titles: from 1900 to 1905 "Österreichische Kronen-Zeitung", from 1941 to 1944 "Wiener Kronen-Zeitung"); founded by G. Davis, contained many illustrations (drawing on the front page) and numerous serials. The newspaper title is derived from the 1-Krone-coin shown in the heading (subscription fee when the paper was founded). Circulation in 1919: 200,000, 1929: 250,000, 1938: 260,000. On September 1, 1944 the Kronen-Zeitung, together with 3 other Viennese papers, was merged into the "Kleine Wiener Kriegszeitung".

The "Neue Kronen Zeitung", has appeared since April 11, 1959, founded by H. Dichand and K. Falk. The title "Illustrierte Kronen-Zeitung" (title from 1967 to 1971 "Unabhängige Kronen-Zeitung", since then "Neue Kronen Zeitung") was deliberately taken up again. Appeared in 7 editions in 1998: Vienna/Lower Austria/Burgenland, Upper Austria, Styria, Carinthia, province of Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg; circulation: 1960: 110,000, 1969: 515,000, 1980: 1 million, 1990: 1.7 million, 1998: 1.06 million. Since 1968 the Kronen-Zeitung has been the largest-selling newspaper in Austria. It is read by approx. 40% of the literate population. In 1987 Dichand separated from Falk, the co-owner, and the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitungsverlagsgesellschaft (WAZ) became the new co-owner. It holds 50% of the shares. Kronen-Zeitung, "Kurier" and WAZ cooperate in the Mediaprint organisation.


Literature: H. Dichand, Kronen Zeitung. Die Geschichte eines Erfolgs, 1977; H. Konrad and M. Lechner, "Millionenverwechslung": F. Olah, Die Kronenzeitung, Geheimdienste, 1992; Massenmedien in Österreich, Medienbericht 4, 1993.


 
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