Netzeitung was a German online newspaper produced in Berlin until 2009. On 4 January 2010 had been converted into an automated portal displaying contents from (an online news portal operated by Tomorrow Focus).

TypeOnline newspaper
Owner(s)M. DuMont Schauberg
EditorDomenika Ahlrichs

Netzeitung had claimed to be the first German newspaper that was completely online, and to have been the most cited news source in Germany in 2005. The paper went online in November 2000 and was started by the same company that publishes the Norwegian online newspaper Nettavisen.[1]

In 2006, the paper employed some 60 journalists and reached, according to Michael Maier, then the chief editor, some 1.2 million households per month and was to earn €8 million.[2] According to Google Ad Planner, the site ranked #25 in Germany in monthly visitors of news sites.[3]

Chief editor was Domenika Ahlrichs (2007-2009). After 2007 the paper was owned by a subsidiary of the Mecom Group, which in January 2009 sold its German division to M. DuMont Schauberg.[4]


  1. Sautter, Ursula (19 January 2001). "News on the Net: Norwegian online journal Nettavisen is giving print newspapers a run for their money". Time. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  2. Jarvis, Jeff (18 September 2006). "An online revolution that is by and for 'das volk'". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  3. Schröder, Jens (20 April 2009). "Die deutsche Top 50 der Nachrichten-Sites". Meedia. Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  4. "M. DuMont Schauberg übernimmt Mecom-Aktivitäten" (Press release). M. DuMont Schauberg. 13 January 2009. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009.

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