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Neue Freie Presse ("New Free Press") was a Viennese newspaper founded by Adolf Werthner together with the journalists Max Friedländer and Michael Etienne on 1 September 1864 after the staff had split from the newspaper Die Presse. It existed until January 31, 1939.

Neue Freie Presse
Neue Freie Presse 1 September 1864 №1.jpg
Front page of the first issue of Neue Freie Presse
Founder(s)Adolf Werthner
EditorMax Friedländer

(1864 - 1872)
Michael Etienne
(1872 - 1879)
Edward Baher
(1879 - 1908)
Moritz Benedict
Julian Sternberg

Staff writers500
FoundedSeptember 1, 1864
Political alignmentLiberal
Ceased publicationJanuary 31, 1939
Circulation90,000 (1920)
Neue Freie Press, 1870

Werthner was president of Oesterreichischen Journal-Aktien-Gesellschaft, the business entity behind the newspaper.

In 1879, Eduard Bacher became the editor-in-chief of the paper. It is unknown when Bacher stepped down. The editor from 1908 to 1920, and eventual owner, of the NFP was Moriz Benedikt.

Journalists employed by the paper included "Sil-Vara" (pseudonym of Geza Silberer) and Felix Salten.[1]

In Paris, its correspondent was Raphael Basch, Max Nordau, and from 1891, Theodor Herzl, both founders of the Zionist movement. Its music critics included Eduard Hanslick (1864–1904) and Julius Korngold (1904–1934).[2]

The paper was the frequent target of satirist Karl Kraus.

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  1. ^ Eddy, Beverley Driver (2010). Felix Salten: Man of Many Faces. Riverside (Ca.): Ariadne Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-1-57241-169-2.
  2. ^ Neue Freie Presse Schenker Documents Online.

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