Kleine Zeitung

Kleine Zeitung (German: [ˈklaɪnə ˈtsaɪtʊŋ], Small Newspaper) is an Austrian newspaper based in Graz and Klagenfurt. As the largest regional newspaper in Austria, covering the federal states Styria and Carinthia with East Tyrol, the paper has around 800,000 readers.

Kleine Zeitung
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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Styria Media Group
Founded22 November 1904; 116 years ago (1904-11-22)
Political alignmentCenter right
HeadquartersGraz, Klagenfurt
Circulation347,000 (2013)

History and profileEdit

Kleine Zeitung was founded in 1904[1][2] by the Katholischer Preßverein (Catholic Press Association).[3] The first issue was published on Tuesday, 22 November 1904. The paper is based in Graz[1] as well as in Klagenfurt.[4] From its inception, it was designed as a paper to be read by the masses, covering general and regional news topics at a reasonable cost. The paper is owned by the Styria Media Group, which also owns the daily newspaper Die Presse.[5] Kleine Zeitung is published in the half Berlin format.[1]

Kleine Zeitung has a center-right political leaning.[6] Fritz Csoklich served as the editor-in-chief of the paper for thirty years until 1994.[7]

Kleine Zeitung is the recipient of the 2005 European Newspaper Award in the category of regional newspaper.[1]


The circulation of Kleine Zeitung was 293,000 copies in 2001.[8] It was the second best selling newspaper in Austria with a circulation of 295,000 copies in 2002.[9] In 2003 it was again the second best selling newspaper in the country with a circulation of 298,000 copies.[10] The paper had a circulation of 292,000 copies in 2004.[11] During the third quarter of 2005 its circulation was 264,253 copies.[1]

In 2007 the circulation of Kleine Zeitung was 306,000 copies.[12] The paper had a circulation of 308,819 copies in 2008[13] and was the third most read paper in the country.[6] Its circulation was 311,245 copies in 2009 and 313,094 copies in 2010.[13] The paper had a circulation of 280,983 copies in 2011.[14] Its average circulation was 347,000 copies in 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "The Results of the Seventh European Newspaper Award". Editorial Design. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Austria 2013". WAN IFRA. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Kleine Zeitung". Voxeurop. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 606. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Media Markets: Austria Country Overview". Russian Telecom. August 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b Lisa Müller (10 September 2014). Comparing Mass Media in Established Democracies: Patterns of Media Performance. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 224. ISBN 978-1-137-39138-4. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  7. ^ Lisa Chapman (22 October 2009). "Former Kleine Zeitung editor Csoklich dead". Austrian Times. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  9. ^ "World Press Trends 2003" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  10. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Media pluralism in the Member States of the European Union" (PDF). Commission of the European Communities. Brussels. 16 January 2007. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Western Europe Market and MediaFact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  13. ^ a b "National newspapers total circulation". International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  14. ^ Paul C. Murschetz (25 January 2014). State Aid for Newspapers: Theories, Cases, Actions. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 134. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9. Retrieved 2 December 2014.

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