Basler Zeitung was founded in 1729 under the name Avis-Blatt, renamed to Basler Nachrichten in 1856 and received its current name in 1976. This originally centre-left newspaper radically changed course after it was taken over in 2010 by the right-wing Swiss financier Tito Tettamanti (75 percent) and the Basel-based media lawyer Martin Wagner (25 percent). It is now decidedly right-wing populist and closely aligned with the Swiss People's Party (SVP).
|Frequency of publication||Monday to Saturday|
|Visits||1.000.000 - 5.000.000|
|Online payment model||Content partially fee-based|
|Publisher||Basler Zeitung Medien|
|Area of distribution||Regional|
|Address||Aeschenplatz 7, 4002 Basel|
|Phone||0041 61 639 11 11|