Location of affected unit(s)
Frankfurt and others
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 September 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


On 26 September 2006, the Cologne-based publishing company M.DuMont Schauberg announced plans to reduce the workforce of the newspaper company 'Frankfurt Rundschau' by more than a quarter. No precise data were provided on the types of jobs that will be affected. Plans comprise the loss of 200 jobs until the end of 2007 and the reduction of an unknown number of jobs at local editorial offices.

In July 2006, DuMont Schauberg acquired 50% of the shares and one additional vote of the newspaper company from DDVG, the media company of the Social Democratic Party. It remains to be seen whether DuMont's job reduction plans will actually be realised.


  • 27 September 2006: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2006), Frankfurter Rundschau, Merger/Acquisition in Germany, factsheet number 64169, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64169.