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Newspapers and magazines

Thanks to their digital editions, newspapers are seeing ever greater circulation, although the number of printed copies sold continues to fall.
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Germany has the world’s fifth-largest newspaper market, after China, India, Japan and the US, and the largest market in Europe. The media in Germany currently includes around 320 mostly regional daily newspapers, 16 weekly newspapers and 1,300 magazines.

Digitalisation has brought about a marked shift in the media that Germans can access. For ex­ample, in 2021 around 260 titles were available as daily e-newspapers, with a total readership of 2.2 million. Media consumption has also changed significantly.