The world in focus

Focus is the modern news magazine. Week after week, the editorial staff reports on the people behind the news from politics, business, science and culture – on their opinions, their actions and their success. Because it is these people who change our world and shape our future.

Focus is Germany’s only news magazine to report directly from Berlin; a worldwide network of correspondents ensures its focus is global. Week after week, the magazine gets to the heart of facts and analyses in the political, business, technology, culture, lifestyle and leisure spheres. The magazine provides background information and opinions on the latest events and highlights specific courses of action. Focus is forward-looking, constructive and critical.

Since it was founded in 1993, Focus has revolutionised the magazine sector: With plenty of infographics and short, pithy texts, the new publication anticipated online narrative forms. Since 2015, it has been published on Saturdays to accommodate the ways in which digitalisation has changed media usage habits.

Focus has more than four million readers and sells around 400,000 copies each week (print/digital). In 1996 it launched its own online portal, Focus Online, which is now run by BurdaForward. Line extensions such as Focus-Money, Focus-BusinessFocus-Gesundheit and Focus-Diabetes expand the brand portfolio.

Links: Focus magazine, event website, Menschen im FocusFocus Online, Focus magazine on Facebook, Instagram, Focus Future PodcastFocus E-Bike, subscription shop, advertising service, BurdaNews

Editor-in-chief

Robert Schneider has been editor-in-chief of Focus since 1 March 2016. He is one of the best editors of current affairs magazines, something he proved from 2011 to 2016 as editor-in-chief of Super Illu. He previously demonstrated his journalistic skills at Axel Springer as deputy editor-in-chief of “Bild am Sonntag”.

Robert Schneider has been editor-in-chief of Focus since 1 March 2016. He is one of the best editors of current affairs magazines, something he proved from 2011 to 2016 as editor-in-chief of Super Illu. He previously demonstrated his journalistic skills at Axel Springer as deputy editor-in-chief of “Bild am Sonntag”.

Facts
Division BurdaNews
Managing directors Burkhard Graßmann
Editor-in-chief Robert Schneider
Headquarters Berlin
Frequency Weekly
Price €4.50
Published since 1993
Reach

3.63 mio readers (ma 2019/II)

Paid circulation 367,101 (IVW II/2019)
Senior brand manager Sandra Janßen
Contact sandra.janssen@burda.com
Focus news
Millions of users' data harvested illegally?

An Allensbach study commissioned by the German news magazine Focus suggests that Whatsapp, Google and others may have unlawfully collected data from millions of users.

How to work in New York City

What does the daily work in our US correspondence office look like? Focus trainee Amelie Marie Weber spills the beans.

Burda, connect

Networking in Berlin: In the wonderful setting of the Kronprinzenpalais, Burda gathered numerous prominent personalities from politics, business, media and society on Tuesday evening for the summer reception.

Burda gathers top-class guests in Davos

Once a year, DLD and Focus invite influential people to Davos for the social highlight of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and a glamorous conclusion to the DLD conference in Munich.

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Editor-in-chief

Robert Schneider has been editor-in-chief of Focus since 1 March 2016. He is one of the best editors of current affairs magazines, something he proved from 2011 to 2016 as editor-in-chief of Super Illu. He previously demonstrated his journalistic skills at Axel Springer as deputy editor-in-chief of “Bild am Sonntag”.