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Keyfacts in English

VDZ (Association of German Magazine Publishers) represents the common interests of 500 German Consumer and B2B publishers, with 14.5 billion in revenues and 60,000 employees. With more than 9,000 journalists, 6,000 magazine titles, thousands of websites and mobile offerings, plus a fast growing conference and corporate publishing business, Germany’s magazine media sector represents one of the strongest international publishing markets across all platforms.

VDZ's 500 members represent around 90 per cent of the industry turnover and all media channels. The VDZ is composed of five federal state associations and the three professional associations for consumer magazines, B2B and confessional press.

In times of disruptive change VDZ supports its members on all relevant regulatory fields with the aim to ensure the free and independent press driven by entrepreneurs will stay competitive and relevant in the future. Well-informed lawmaking, minimal invasive regulation and sound industry self-regulation supports the pluralism and independence of journalism and the free press in Germany and Europe.

Facts & Figures

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  • results of the magazine media industry 2018 and forecast 2019
  • relevance and performance of the publishing industry
  • trend survey and industry metrics
  • media policy issues

Affiliated Organisations


DISummit, Digital Innovation

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DISummit, Digital Innovation

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DI Summit, Digital Innovation

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VDZ Akademie, Deutsche Fachpresse, Verlegerreise

Die VDZ Akademie bietet vom 27. bis 29. Mai 2019 bei der "Digital Innovation Tour Tallinn – Business Models, Platforms, E-Government" Einblicke in die...

DISummit, Apple, Subscription

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DISummit, New York Times, Personalisation

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DISummit, Vogue, Condé Nast

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DISummit, FIPP, Innovation in Media World Report

The tenth anniversary edition of the ‘Innovation in Media World Report’ was introduced to 500 media executives from more than 40 nations at the...

DISummit, Axel Springer, work cultures, journalism

It is not only necessary for media companies to change their work cultures to fight for the future of journalism, the media industry needs to work...