Information status: Current

Gruner and Jahr

Controlled by Bertelsmann, not long ago billed as the world's largest publishing empire; remaining stake belongs to the Jahr family. Sold its UK operation to the National Magazine Company in 2000.

As far as we know, this information is Current. If you find errors, please let us know.

What does Gruner and Jahr do?

Follow the link below to see the publications, radio and TV channels and websites directly run by Gruner and Jahr. We believe the list is complete.

* Gruner and Jahr titles, channels, etc

Gruner and Jahr website

What does Gruner and Jahr have to say for itself? Visit its corporate website - the one with real information for money people, not the one for punters - linked below.

* GJ worldwide corporate website

Who owns Gruner and Jahr?
What else does it have a stake in?

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2000_07: _Bert held a 74.9 stake in _GJ [source? 2

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2002_03 Act against author abuse German publishers get nasty [Freelance]
2002_02 "Dirty campaign" against creators over German © law [IFJ]
2001_11 Court and spark copyright victories and backbiting [Freelance]

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