Der Freitag

Weekly newspaper

Der Freitag was established in 1990 as an East-West weekly newspaper in an amalgamation of the Ostberliner Sonntag (1946) and the Volkszeitung. Jakob Augstein bought the paper in 2008 and as its publisher and, since 2013, editor-in-chief reshaped it into a leftwing opinion paper, boosting the online edition through active reader participation. From January 2017 to January 2018, the journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer, who has been accused by a number of media outlets of having close ties to new right populism, was publisher of Der Freitag.

Political orientation Centre-left
Circulation 23,500 (2017)
Frequency of publication Weekly on Thursdays
Visits 500.000 – 1.000.000
Online payment model Content partially fee-based
Location Berlin, Germany
Publisher der Freitag Mediengesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Area of distribution Nationwide
Established 1990
Address Hegelplatz 1, 10117 Berlin
Phone 0049 30 25 00 87 0
Twitter @derfreitag