Die Zeit

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Die Zeit (pronounced, roughly, "dee tSITE") is a German nationwide weekly quality newspaper (literally translated: The Time). The publishing house is seated in Hamburg. The first edition was printed February 21, 1946.

The founding publishers were Gerd Bucerius, Lovis H. Lorenz, Richard Tüngel and Ewald Schmidt di Simoni.

Another important founder was Marion Gräfin Dönhoff, who published Die Zeit from 1972 to her death in 2002, from 1983 onwards together with former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt, later joined by Josef Joffe and former German federal secretary of culture Michael Naumann.

The paper is very centrist and high brow, and has oscillated a number of times between slightly left-leaning and slightly right-leaning. It is known for its very large physical size and its long and detailed articles. The fact that it bears the coat of arms of the city of Bremen in its title stems from an accident of history: When the paper was founded in the rather chaotic post-war occupied Germany, the city of Hamburg protested at the last moment that it didn't want a private publication to use its coat of arms; thus the space reserved for it on the printing plate was filled with that of the nearby city of Bremen on a whim.

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