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spiegel More media news! Leading German magazine Der Spiegel is going into the English-language business — and in a big way. Hoping to lure coveted English-speaking readers — and advertisers — Der Spiegel has launched a comprehensive English-language website filled with all of its Deutsche goodness, translated for Anglophones.

But that’s not all.

Already eager to expand and scale the operation, Der Spiegel is setting up a pan-European network of major national newspapers and magazines to create a single source for all things Euro — in English..

Already, they’re partnering with leading Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad as well as well as Danish publication Politiken. Up next, Der Spiegel hopes, are magazines/newspapers from France and Spain.

The move makes sense for struggling media outlets, but is a blow to Europhile hopes of preventing the ascent of English as the continent’s
de facto lingua franca.

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