ZDFzoom: Newspapers in Crisis

How willing are we to pay for journalism

Germany is a country of newspaper readers with well over three hundred daily newspapers on the market. But the business is in a serious crisis. Advertising revenues are plummeting and readers are turning to the internet for their news.

Will daily newspapers continue to be printed in the future? Why does news sell so badly on the internet? And: Can quality journalism still be privately funded? ZDFzoom authors Nina Freydag and Wulf Schmiese ask these questions.


WRITER: Nina Freydag, Wulf Schmiese     DIRECTOR: Dietrich Duppel     CAMERA: Adnane Korchyou, Thomas Jacobi, Sören Meyer, Frank Weltorf     EDITOR:Heike Haedecke, Pascal Gehrlein COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Paul Amberg (ZDF)