Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
Die Welt (The World) is a German national daily newspaper published by the Axel Springer AG.
It was founded in Hamburg in 1946 by the British occupying forces, aiming to provide a “quality newspaper” modelled on The Times. It originally carried news and British-viewpoint editorial content, but in 1947 it adopted a policy of providing two leading articles on major questions, one British and one German. At its peak in the occupation period, it had a circulation of around a million.
The modern paper takes a self-described “liberal cosmopolitan” position in editing, but Die Welt is generally considered to be conservative.