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-Business and Focus-Gesundheit expand the brand portfolio.


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”.

Division BurdaVerlag
Managing Director Manuela Kampp-Wirtz
Brand director Andrea Laub
Editor-in-chief Robert Schneider
Headquarters Berlin
Frequency Weekly
Price €4.70
Media data BCN


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