Arbeiter-Zeitung (Vienna)

Arbeiter Zeitung (meaning "Workers' Newspaper" in English) was the daily of the Social Democrat Party and published in Austria. It existed between 1889 and 1991.

The front page of the Arbeiter-Zeitung, 14 April 1910.
TypeDaily newspaper
Founded12 July 1889
Political alignmentSocial democrat
Ceased publication1991

History and profileEdit

Arbeiter Zeitung was started on 12 July 1889 by the Socialist Party[1] and Victor Adler. The paper was banned in 1934 after the 13 February issue, but reappeared on 4 August 1945 as the main organ of the Austrian Social Democrat Party, continuing until 1989, providing general coverage of Austrian and international news. From 1985 through 1989 it was published under the title Neue AZ; from 1989 to 1991 it was published as AZ.[2] From 1989 until 1991 it was published as an independent newspaper, and ceased publication in 1991.[3][4]

In the 1920s the circulation of the daily reached 100,000 copies.[5] The paper reduced its circulation by one quarter from 1960 to 1990.[6]

Among its noted contributors and editors in the pre-war period was its cultural editor David Josef Bach.[7] Ernst Fischer served as the editor of the paper.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Austria Press". Press Reference. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  2. ^ Library of Congress Catalog
  3. ^ "The Feuilleton of the Viennese Arbeiter-Zeitung 1918-1934: Production Parameters and Personality Problems" Deborah Holmes, Austrian Studies, 14 (1), 1 October 2006, pp. 99-117 abstract
  4. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (31 January 2004). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 5. ISBN 978-0-7619-4131-6.
  5. ^ "Austria Press". Press Reference. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  6. ^ Jens Lucht; Linards Udris (October 2010). "Transformation of media structures and media content. A diachronic analysis of five Western European countries" (PDF). NCCR Democracy. Working Paper No. 49.
  7. ^ "David Josef Bach and Christian Glanz, (1 October 2006). Viennese Debates on Modern Music Austrian Studies, 14 (1), pp. 185-195
  8. ^ Oliver Rathkolb; Otmar Binder (2010). The Paradoxical Republic: Austria 1945-2005. Berghahn Books. p. 140. ISBN 978-1-78238-396-3.

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