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We are DuMont.

Progress is a tradition for us.

As a leading media company, we have always helped to shape constant social change with creativity and courage. Technological development and progress are the central themes of our history and the company as a whole. We always focus on the content that is really relevant for our customers.

Supervisory board

Dr. Patrick Adenauer

 

Hans Werner Kilz

 

Prof. Dr. Peter May

 

Stephan Schubert

 

Executive Board

Social commitment

We assume responsibility.

DuMont has a strong social commitment to our society. With our fund-raising campaigns, we primarily support local projects for children and teenagers in difficult life situations. “Wir helfen” – that is not just a slogan; it is also what we do . Further support is provided for art and cultural projects. In addition, we feel that it is our duty to care for the environment and to handle the resources responsibly – especially in the production of our print products.

Support for children and teenagers in Cologne

In Cologne, DuMont supports children and teenagers in need, provides them with assistance and gives them prospects. The aim of the activities is to give them a better future in the cities and the regions. Every year, the association chooses a key issue such as violence, addiction, poverty or migration and integration. “Wir helfen ” stands for 100 % donations, as every cent is passed on to the projects and institutions without deductions. “Wir helfen ” is transparent: The Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger regularly reports, both in the printed newspaper and online, which institutions make an application, which are funded and who gets involved with the campaign for children and teenagers in need in Cologne.

The Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud

At the Wallraf Richartz Museum, visitors experience an exciting journey through 700 years of art history. But without the Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, the impressive collection featuring masterpieces of European art would not be possible. It funds the expansion and operation of the museum in Cologne, which presents works from the Middle Ages to the start of the 20th century – including paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet, van Gogh and Munch. The Board of Benefactors of the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud was established in 1997. The association includes around twenty families, companies and institutions, including DuMont.

Spiridon-Neven-DuMont-Prize

In memory of their son Spiridon Neven DuMont, who died young, publisher Professor Alfred Neven DuMont (†) and his wife Hedwig awarded the art prize for outstanding works by young artists studying at the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne every year from 1998 to 2015. With € 7,500 to € 10,000 of prize money, the Spiridon Neven DuMont prize was the largest prize at a German art college. Spiridon himself was an artist and a student at KHM and, in spite of an artistic period that lasted just under five years, he left behind an extensive oeuvre of photographs, drawings and paintings. The award, which has now been stopped, aimed to support students and make further projects possible for them.

Environment, climate and energy

We are thinking of tomorrow.

Every company has a duty to protect the environment. This is not the only reason why DuMont has declared this idea to be part of its corporate policy. With a variety of measures, we take great care to conserve the environment. At our Cologne location, for example, some of the energy is obtained by cogeneration plants.

Compliance

We stand for transparency.

DuMont is one of Germany’s largest, traditional media companies. The shareholders, the supervisory board, the executive board, the senior management, the managers, the employees and the representatives of their interests stand for compliance with legal standards and together they work on their social responsibility.

DuMont is committed to a culture of equal opportunities and tolerance. The company protects individual and collective rights, creates corporate, operational, social and societal values, develops these and protects them. A corporate culture is promoted where universal appreciation, trust, credibility, reliability, compliance, honesty and integrity are a matter of course and are lived out in practice. In this way, DuMont accepts its responsibility to society and creates trust amongst the general public and with its business partners.

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On the basis of this these values and the culture, DuMont has set up a compliance management system that is based on a corporate culture of trust, personal responsibility and transparency and, in this sense, is whole heartedly endorsed by the representatives of the employees’ interests. Compliance with the laws and values is a self-evident maxim for everyone’s day-to-day actions.

In this way, the company provides a reliable orientation and creates a binding regulation for the people working for DuMont. The system protects both the company and the corporate values that have been established across all levels and all departments and to  also protects the individual employee. It provides indications for legally compliant conduct and decision-making that can be reconciled with the corporate culture.

If an infringement of the compliance guidelines is suspected, this must be addressed openly. Members of the compliance committee can be contacted, as well as is the ombudsman service provided by DuMont. On request, anonymity is guaranteed as far as legally permissible.

Contact:
Rechtsanwalt Dr. Johannes Dilling, LL.M.; Hohenstaufenring 29 - 37; 59674 Köln
Tel.: 0221 270 956 130; Fax. 0221 270 956 132
E-Mail: infora-dillingde
 

History

1620

Bertram Hilden runs a print shop for commemorative publications and prayer books in Cologne. The history of our company starts with him.

1664

His son Peter Hilden prints and publishes “Extra ordinariae relationes”, a newspaper written in Latin with its own reporters in The Hague, London, Paris, Brussels and Vienna and published by the University of Cologne.

1802

The Schauberg heirs acquire the “Kölnische Zeitung”, which is published in their print shop.

1805

Markus DuMont marries Katharina Schauberg at the age of 25 and acquires the “Kölnischer Zeitung” and the print shop for 1400 Reichsthaler.

1833

Newspapers are printed on a high-speed press for the first time (König and Bauer).

1847

Establishment of the head office in Breite Strasse with 62 employees and 9500 subscribers.

1849

M. DuMont Schauberg sets up a pigeon post between Paris, Brussels and Aachen for a faster communication of stock prices. The “Kölnische Zeitung” publishes the first news transmitted by telegraph.

1876

The “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”, originally an advertising supplement in the “Kölnische Zeitung”, is published for the first time. It is transformed into an independent newspaper in 1890 and just three years later achieves a circulation of 44,500 copies.

1949

After the licence requirement is lifted after the Second World War, the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger” is published again. Initial circulation: 70,000 copies.

1956

The book publishing company DuMont Buchverlag, which will become known throughout the world for its art books and travel guides, is established.

1964

The studio dumont is established.

The EXPRESS ]arrives on the market and evolves over the following years to become one of the most important tabloid newspapers in Germany.

1982

M. DuMont Schauberg acquires a 20 % holding in the “Kölnische Rundschau”.

1985

In the new print shop in Niehl, a rotary press is used for the EXPRESS for the first time.

1990/1991

The first edition of the “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung” (MZ) as an independent, non-partisan newspaper is published after the former SED district newspaper “Freiheit” was published for the last time. Shortly after this, the print shop and the publishing house are combined to form a German limited liability company.

Radio Köln, Radio Leverkusen, Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Radio Euskirchen, Radio Rur, Radio Erft and Radio Berg start broadcasting. M. DuMont Schauberg is involved in the operating companies for these radio stations.

1996

The EXPRESS website goes live, the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger website follows in 1997.

1998

The company moves into the newly built Neven DuMont building in Niehl as the new head office for the media group.

1999

Take-over of the publishing and title rights of the “Kölnische Rundschau”.

2006

M. DuMont Schauberg becomes the majority shareholder of the Frankfurter Rundschau.

M. DuMont Schauberg acquires a holding in the Haaretz Group, Tel Aviv.

M. DuMont Schauberg takes over all the shares in the previously state-owned Bundesanzeiger Verlag.

2008

The DuMont publications are also available as mobile applications.

2009

DuMont takes over Berliner Verlag, including the newspapers Berliner Zeitung and Berliner Kurier, as well as the Hamburger Morgenpost. Heinen-Verlag GmbH has a 35 % holding in Presse- und Medienhaus Berlin (PMB).

2010

The editorial teams for the media group’s four subscription publications pool their activities in DuMont Redaktionsgemeinschaft.

2013

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung takes over the insolvent Frankfurter Rundschau.

2014

The media group realigns itself with a programme for the future of “Perspektive Wachstum”. The focus is on the three business divisions of Regional Media, Business Information and Marketing Technology. The group services and external services are also brought together in DuMont Medien- und Management-Services. The print shops are also brought under uniform management.

2015

M. DuMont Schauberg becomes DuMont Mediengruppe. The new umbrella brand includes a corporate design and an identity with distinct values.

DuMont Mediengruppe takes over the Berliner Verlag media group completely; hitherto, Heinen Verlag held 35 % of the shares.

2016

DuMont takes over 75 % of Facelift brand building technologies GmbH, one of the leading providers of social media marketing software in Europe.

2017

With a clear focus on the digital sector, DuMont Berliner Verlag has made a new start at the beginning of 2017. The move into a new building and the modern infrastructure finally remove the boundaries between print and digital media. Since then, the Berliner Zeitung and the Berliner Kurier have been creating content for all the services of both publications in one of the state-of-the-art newsrooms.

DuMont invests in the Munich-based censhare AG, a technologically leading provider of marketing cloud services, and takes over 36.5 % of the shares as an initial step.

2018

DuMont and MADSACK agree on a strategic partnership and set up a joint editorial office for politics and business.

DuMont takes over DTAD Deutscher Arbeitsdienst AG. The Berlin company is a leading service for public and commercial data in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Hamburger Morgenpost Medien moves into the modern, new ottensenOPEN building which provides perfect conditions for multimedia work.

The data service area belonging to DuMont Business Information has had a new, independent name and logo since July: Validatis - valid. precise. precious.

2019

After ten years as part of DuMont, the Berliner Verlag is hand over to new owners: The Berliners Silke and Holger Friedrich take over the publishing house with Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Kurier and Berliner Abendblatt, their digital offerings, BerlinOnline, the corporate publisher mdsCreative and the Berliner Zeitungsdruckerei.

The DuMont Business Information segment is growing: Reguvis takes over the seminar provider bav - Bremer Außenwirtschafts- und Verkehrsseminare GmbH and the seminar provider ZAK from Cologne.

2020

Changes to the Regional Media division: DuMont sells the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung media group to the Bauer Media Group and Hamburger Morgenpost Median to the industrial engineer and digital manager Arist von Harpe.

DuMont is realigning its activities regarding the Regional Media business division. The company is merging its journalistic work activities into an integrated media company in Cologne which primarily focuses on the digital development of the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and the EXPRESS.