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Elke Rieck to leave Gruner + Jahr for personal reasons / G+J e|MS management duo Frank Vogel and Marko Kuck will continue cross-media marketing strategy

Hamburg, December 4, 2017
Elke Rieck (56) is leaving Gruner + Jahr by mutual amicable agreement. After 12 years at the Hamburg-based publishing company, Ms. Rieck is now planning to pursue private interests outside the media industry.


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Photographer Minzayar Oo, working on assignment for GEO magazine, detained in Bangladesh

Burmese photojournalist Minzayar Oo and his assistant Hkun Lat have being held by the Bangladeshi authorities since September, 7th. Minzayar Oo is a member of the British photo agency Panos Pictures and was assigned by German GEO magazine to cover the Rohingya crisis in the Bangladeshi town of Cox's Bazar, where many Rohingyas have arrived to seek protection from the atrocities they have suffered in Myanmar.


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SPIEGEL MEDIA joins the Ad Alliance, expanding its quality portfolio

Hamburg/Cologne, 1 September 2017
SPIEGEL MEDIA, the SPIEGEL Group's advertising sales house, is joining Gruner + Jahr and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as a new partner in their Ad Alliance, the advertising sales alliance established a year ago. As a result, the media brands DER SPIEGEL, SPIEGEL ONLINE, manager magazin and Harvard Business Manager will become part of Ad Alliance's quality portfolio. Together with RTL, VOX and n-tv, STERN, BRIGITTE, GALA and their respective digital offerings, the advertising sales houses of the Ad Alliance reach 99 per cent of the German population every month.


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#FightForOurWrite: Gruner + Jahr Launches Campaign for Freedom of the Press at G20 Summit

Hamburg, July 4, 2017
Gruner + Jahr is greeting the heads of state and government leaders of the G20 nations with a campaign for freedom of speech and freedom of the press. With four huge posters on the facade of the publishing company building facing the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, where Recep Erdogan, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and others will attend a concert on Friday evening, and a multilingual social media campaign, the publishing company is drawing attention to attacks on freedom of the press and advocating for unfettered media reporting.


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Volker Breid pursues new paths: Shareholders appoint Nils Oberschelp as CEO of Motor Presse Stuttgart

Hamburg/Stuttgart, May 31, 2017
Top management change at the Motor Presse Stuttgart (MPS): After more than five years as the company’s CEO, Dr. Volker Breid has decided to leave MPS for family reasons and to pursue a new professional challenge. MPS shareholders Gruner + Jahr and the founding families Pietsch and Dietrich-Troeltsch have appointed Nils Oberschelp, to date CEO of the media brand distribution specialist DPV Deutscher Pressevertrieb, as his successor. 


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G+J i|MS wins WONDERLAND, MAN ABOUT TOWN and ROLLACOASTER as New Clients

Hamburg, 4. April 2017
This March G+J i|MS took over marketing the print and online media of Visual Talent in Germany and Switzerland, further expanding its cross-media presence in the lifestyle segment. 


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Gruner + Jahr: Strong digital growth and earnings turnaround in 2016

Hamburg, 29 March 2017
Gruner + Jahr's financial year 2016 was characterized by a growth surge in its digital business, especially in Germany; by the founding of new companies such as Deutsche Medien-Manufaktur and TERRITORY, Germany's largest content communications provider; and by the continuation of its innovation strategy in the magazine business.


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Gruner + Jahr’s statement on the Fact Checking Initiative from Facebook:

Hamburg, 21 February 2017
Widespread digitization of the media has given people enormous capacity to communicate, stay informed and express themselves. These new freedoms can fortify a democratic society; but they can also pose threats to it. One such threat has arrived in the form of fake, invented or sensationalist news: a phenomenon that has recently become all too common on social media.