German Media in English

If you're interested about the German media landscape, Sign and Sight offers a great daily insight, focusing on cultural and intellectual life in Germany. Unlike other sites (see below), Sign and Sight strives for objectivity and gives overviews. I recommend the digests and articles about Merkel's new middle, What do the conservatives want? and Writers warn about Linkspartei.

If you'd rather read news yourself instead of digests, try one of the following sites:My favorite newspaper, Die Zeit is unfortunately not available in English. Learn German. :-)

There's one popular site I have to advise against: David's Medienkritik regularily posts about events and news in Germany and focuses about German news about the U.S. It is some kind of self proclaimed watchdog that already disqualifies itself by its inaptitude to see a difference between the Spiegel and Stern, thus often only serving right-wing audience by focusing on Anti-Americanism (keeping its definition as vague as possible), failing to differentiate even the most basic interrelations and possibly even prone to censorship. In some cases, it happened to raise valid points, far too often it pushs its own agenda - but since it extremely focuses on a handful of topics it presents a grossly distorted perception.
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Anonymous chirol said ... 7/21/2005 02:48:00 PM

Thanks for the links, hadn't heard of sign and sight, m checking it out now. In all fairness, Davids Medienkritik does *sometimes* have good articles, however most is over the top and the comments are usually the most ridiculous right wing nonsense you've ever read.    



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