Why publisher Dirk Ippen prevented revelations

Many years ago, Dirk Ippen once revealed his trade secret. “Noise is not good for business success,” he told the SZ at the time in one of his rare interviews, and added: “It is also not a mistake to be underestimated.” This is what the now 81-year-old newspaper publisher, who lives near Munich, still thinks. He rarely shows himself in […]

Bild-Editor-in-Chief: Less conspicuous in the best sense of the word

imageIn the years of Julian Reichelt, being boss meant being a general. Look over Germany with binoculars from the Springer Tower, whip reporters to stories. Journalism as a battle. Now Johannes Boie, Reichelt’s successor, is not a war reporter, but a distinguished digital journalist. That does not have to mean that the new editor-in-chief of Germany’s highest-circulation daily newspaper does […]

What is “Politico”?

At some point on Monday evening, the news from the Springer Group rolled over. At the revelations about the one who has since been thrown out image-Editor-in-chief Julian Reichelt also played a role in American reporting New York Times told of sex, lies, abuse of power, of the “sneaky” methods of the corporate board and Reichelt boss Mathias Döpfner. And […]

Springer Group: Mathias Döpfner and the events surrounding Julian Reichelt

When Springer boss Mathias Döpfner writes, it’s about the big issues: freedom, world situation and everything else. But what does he really think? The events surrounding the “Bild” newspaper and Julian Reichelt raise a number of questions. He’s talking to Elon Musk. He is talking to Henry Kissinger. He discussed with the writer Ferdinand von Schirach and the historian Yuval […]