List of newspapers in Switzerland

The number of newspapers in Switzerland was 406 before World War I.[1] It reduced to 257 in 1995.[1] The country was ranked fifteenth for 2014 in the yearly Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders.


Below is a list of newspapers published in Switzerland.

German language

Owner Name Type Circulation Readership
Tamedia AG20 MinutenFree329,242782,000
Basler Zeitung MedienBaslerstabFree194,358
Ringier AGBlick am AbendFree284,604635,000
AZ Medien GruppeAargauer ZeitungPaid200,000
Appenzeller ZeitungPaid
Solothurner ZeitungPaid
LuedinBasellandschaftliche ZeitungPaid23,500
Basler Zeitung MedienBasler ZeitungPaid165,700
Espace Media Groupe - Tamedia AGBerner ZeitungPaid165,700
Gassmann AGBieler TagblattPaid67,000
Tamedia AGDer BundPaid60,399
Freiburger NachrichtenPaid
Neue Luzerner ZeitungPaid134,526290,000
NZZ MediengruppeNeue Zürcher ZeitungPaid330,000
St. Galler TagblattPaid101,732
Zürcher OberländerPaid
Limmattaler ZeitungPaid
Südostschweiz MediengruppeDie SüdostschweizPaid126,697
TamediaTages AnzeigerPaid216,411551,000
Neue Medien Basel AGTagesWocheHybrid100,000[2]
Tessiner ZeitungPaid10,002
Thurgauer Medien AGThurgauer ZeitungPaid44,00077,000
Genossenschaft infolinkWOZ Die WochenzeitungPaid13,87884,000
Obersee NachrichtenFree68,822

French language

Owner Name Type Circulation Readership
Express-Zeitung AG20 minutesFree221,560
Agefi Groupe SAL'AGEFIPaid10,000130,000[3]
Tamedia24 heuresPaid86,153
Le CourrierPaid8,902
Société Neuchâteloise de Presse SAL'ExpressPaid25,115
W. Gassmann SAJournal du JuraPaid11,485
TamediaLe MatinPaid69,350331,000
Le NouvellistePaid
Le Quotidien JurassienPaid21,004
Tamedi & Ringier SALe TempsPaid50,000142,000
TamediaTribune de GenèvePaid67,151175,000
Suisse magazinePaid15,000

Italian language

Owner Name Type Circulation Readership
Fondazione per il Corriere del TicinoCorriere del TicinoPaid40,000
Nuova Società Editrice del Giornale del Popolo SAGiornale del PopoloPaid17,000
Giacomo SalvionilaRegione TicinoPaid33,000
Tamedia AG20 MinutiFree

Romansh language

Russian language

  • Business in Switzerland[4]
  • Nasha - Наша Газета.ch[5]

English language

Owner Name Type Circulation Readership-
Le News SàrlLe NewsFree
GrupoXiro Xone NewsFreeWeekly Print and Digital239,202.


  • Gazette de Lausanne (1798-1991)
  • Journal de Genève (1826-1991)
  • Journal de Genève et Gazette de Lausanne (1991-1998)
  • Le nouveau quotidien (1991-1998), see Le temps
  • (1999-2003)
  • Metro (Swiss edition only, defunct in 2002)
  • Heute (2006-2008)
  • .ch (2007-2009)
  • News (2007-2009)
  • Le Matin Bleu (2005-2009)
  • Schweiz am Sonntag (2007-2017)

See also


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