DER STANDARD was founded in 1989 and soon became the top quality newspaper in the Austrian market. Its online news platform derStandard.at went online as early as 1995 and now offers the highest reach by far among all Austrian online news websites. Having recently consolidated their print and online units, DER STANDARD|derStandard.at is constantly expanding its readership in those two media types.
DER STANDARD|derStandard.at is a liberal media. It is independent of political parties, institutions and interest groups. It addresses readers who expect comprehensive, broad and thorough coverage as well as substantiated, accurate commentaries in the areas of economics, politics, culture and society.
This strong market position is mainly facilitated by the scope of the highly active online community on derStandard.at. With peaks of up to 30.000 user-generated comments per day, the platform represents the company’s strongest competitive asset.