10 Facts About Der Spiegel


Der Spiegel is known in German-speaking countries mostly for its investigative journalism.

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Since 1952, Der Spiegel has been headquartered in its own building in the old town part of Hamburg.

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In 2010 Der Spiegel was employing the equivalent of 80 full-time fact checkers, which the Columbia Journalism Review called "most likely the world's largest fact checking operation".

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In 2018, Der Spiegel became involved in a journalistic scandal after it discovered and made public that one of its leading reporters, Claas Relotius, had "falsified his articles on a grand scale".

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Der Spiegel often produces feature-length articles on problems affecting Germany and describes optional strategies and their risks in depth.

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Der Spiegel has a distinctive reputation for revealing political misconduct and scandals.

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Since then, Der Spiegel has repeatedly played a significant role in revealing political grievances and misdeeds, including the Flick Affair.

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On 19 December 2018, Der Spiegel made public that reporter Claas Relotius had admitted that he had "falsified his articles on a grand scale", inventing facts, persons and quotations in at least 14 of his stories.

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Der Spiegel left his articles accessible, but with a notice referring to the magazine's ongoing investigation into the fabrications.

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Der Spiegel began moving into its current head office in HafenCity in September 2011.

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