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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

Based: Frankfurt am Mainfazlogo_home

Founded: 1949

Circulation: 363,000 (2006)

Owner: Verlag der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung GmbH

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is the foremost heavyweight broadsheet paper in Germany. Its layout is sober, with a minimum of pictures. It runs a number of sections, including economics, finance and culture. Its discursive commentaries reflect a conservative, centre-right position. The paper does not have one single editor-in-chief, but is edited by a committee of five. The FAZ says it is delivered to 148 countries every day.