https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunsloth

Die Deutsche Zeitungen

I want to download some German news apps, so I can have some daily practice. (And I don't live in a world city so I can't just buy Der Spiegel in person)

Can anyone summarise the main German newspapers for me? The more sensible newspapers that is, not the sensationalist shouty ones.

This is not the place to discuss politics, but for example, everyone in the UK knows that The Guardian is a big left wing paper, and The Times is a big right wing paper. I'd just like some background.

February 11, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pont

The English Wikipedia article on German newspapers is actually quite useful here -- it's got a convenient reference table including circulation and political stance, and a few additional notes in the "Details" section.

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Just a short note that I would agree with most of the political labels there.

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JokoLelono

If you reside outside Germany, you should definitely check out the online library of the Goethe Institut. They offer a range of major German daily newspapers (FAZ, TAZ, Die Zeit, Die Welt & Sueddeutsche) for free. They also offer a selection of magazines like Focus, WiWo, Spiegel, Dein Spiegel (very helpful if your German is still at beginner level), Buch Aktuell, Merian and many more. Also, If you prefer a printed version, you can always visit the nearest Goethe Institute (that was what I used to do back in the days when there was no internet)

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HappyEvilSlosh

You could follow news.google.de.

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hsamie

You can use the application of "Deutsche Welle" news agency, it covers many languages also German and it is a German new agency.

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luscinda

If you go to the BBC country profiles for any country, they have a media page with links to major press organisations. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17301193

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lorel90

These are some of the most popular newspaper in Germany: http://www.spiegel.de/

http://www.welt.de/ http://www.bild.de/ (more like a tabloid, but nice to read) http://www.rp-online.de/ http://www.focus.de/

February 12, 2015

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    Why dont you check der Spiegel online or zeit or dw nachrichten i always check these news sites

    February 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunsloth

    That's a good idea - I downloaded Die Zeit app but it looks like subscription only. I just wanted some cultural understanding/background :)

    February 11, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

    I can also recommend the Wirtschaftswoche (if you're interested in economic stuff). Politically, they are somewhat biased towards a laissez-faire capitalism, but the articles on economic subjects are usually well-written and thoroughly researched.

    If you're interested in tech/computer/internet stuff have a look at Heise

    Spiegel online has become somewhat sensational in the last years, but it's one of the major influencers of German internet discussions (and, in my opinion, it's still of higher quality than its direct competitors Stern and Focus).

    Not a newspaper, but if you're interested in science you may find something among the German science blogs.

    February 11, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      Thank you then do you blogs about startup i mean business startup?

      February 11, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Ich bedanke mich von dir für Hilfe

        February 11, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

        Sorry, I don't read any startup blogs on a regular basis, so I can't help you with that.

        February 11, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WerIch

        Thank you. Heise.de and ScienceBlogs.de are new to me.

        February 20, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pakasaivo

        The wikipedia article covers the main information sources. If you would be more precise about the contents you are interested in, it would be easier to give you specific advice. Personally, I always go to sueddeutsche.de, if I want to see what is happening right now: politics, science, culture, sports...

        February 11, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seppl18

        Hallo,

        http://www.faz.net

        Das ist eine allegemeine Zeitung

        February 11, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusingThoughts

        What about Lingualy?

        February 11, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GerdW.

        The only German newspaper worth reading is the TAZ (left-wing) (http://www.taz.de/). It's the only paper I could recommend. And also they are usually among the better ones when it comes to grammar and orthography. "Der Standard" (liberal left-wing but also neo-liberal), "Die Presse" (conservative), "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" (moderate left) and "Süddeutsche" (liberal left) are also "quality papers". Journalism in Germany and Austria is very bad sometimes. I'd recommend to stay away especially from "Bild", "Kronen Zeitung" and "Österreich" because they are full of populistic bulls**t and have a history of printing false stories paired with butchering the German language. I'm also quite wary about "Der Spiegel" because I've seen too many grammatical errors in it.

        February 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whukriede
        February 12, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smortezapoor

        http://www.dw.de/ Deutsche Welle is famous and they have some kind of "Learn German" program too just like the one BBC have. Besides they have some news recorded for language learners in which the reporter speaks slower than normal.

        February 13, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ilushka4

        Hallo :)

        I lese jeden tag "der spiegel" auf meinem handy. Es ist kostenloss und sehr praktisch.

        February 13, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kirstcl

        Get the "Deutsche Zeitungen" app - it's amazing. It has all the biggest German newspapers in it - and lots of regional ones too. All in one app!

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