Hamburger Morgenpost
Hamburger Morgenpost (also known as Mopo) is a daily German newspaper, published in Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

 in tabloid format.

The Hamburger Morgenpost is the second largest newspaper in Hamburg.


The Hamburger Morgenpost was founded in 1949 by the Hamburg section of the Social Democratic Party
Social Democratic Party of Germany
The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...

 and sold due to financial problems in the 1970s. After several owners, the publishing company Gruner + Jahr
Gruner + Jahr
Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co. KG is the largest European printing and publishing firm. Its headquarters is in Hamburg, Germany.-History:Originally founded on August 1, 1948 as the Henri Nannen publishing house, Gruner + Jahr was created in 1965 from a merger by acquisition, by publishers John Jahr Sr....

 bought it in 1986, and sold the newspaper in 1999 to Hans Barlach. In 2006, the BV Deutsche Zeitungsholding, a company of David Montgomery's
David Montgomery
David Montgomery is Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. Montgomery is considered one of the foremost academics specializing in United States labor history and has written extensively on the subject. Along with David Brody and Herbert Gutman, he is credited with founding the...

 Mecom Group
Mecom Group
Mecom Group plc is a newspaper publishing company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index until 22 December 2008, when it became one of three media companies to fall out of the index.-History:The company was...

 and Veronis Suhler Stevenson International
Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson, or VSS is a private equity firm whose investments are exclusively concentrated in the Media industry and related sectors including information, education, marketing services and business services...

, bought the newspaper. In 2009 Mecom Group sold to the Colonge-based private publishing company DuMont Schauberg.
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