Basler Zeitung

Daily newspaper

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). In 2018 the newspaper was taken over by the Tamedia Group (now TX Group) from Zurich.

Political orientation Centre-left
Circulation 40,000 (2019)
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Visits 1.000.000 - 5.000.000
Online payment model All content fee-based
Location Basel, Switzerland
Publisher Basler Zeitung Medien
Area of distribution Regional
Established 1729
Address Aeschenplatz 7, 4002 Basel
Phone 0041 61 639 11 11
Twitter @bazonline