We are really lucky here in Canada to have quite a number of German-language newspapers available. OK - I confess - I really can't read them as I don't know enough German - but I get some of it!!
Das Journal is a modern, four-color paper that covers topics of interest to German speakers - news of events and topics going on here in Canada and also Europe, feel good stories about stuff happening in German speaking communites, recipes, ideas, etc. Right now Das Journal is available in southern Ontario and Quebec but they have plans to spread to western Canada. Das Journal comes out twice a month and you can even read some of their back issues at DasJournal.ca.
Another German-language newspaper - Das Echo - can be found pretty much from coast to coast. The paper says of itself that it "informs its readers about events in the old country“ and it dedicates two whole pages to its young readers. Das Echo is published monthly. You can check it out at DasEcho.com.
But we have also lost a publication. Deutsche Rundschau has closed up shop. After almost 20 years of printing the German news the editors explained that the move to online and social media and the continuous increases in the cost of postage are factors in their decision to retire.
One of the news feeds that I have been enjoying in the last several months is the weekly email update from the German Canadian Congress. This has got some of everything - links to news articles and blogs, videos and photos, German language lesson links. It's a serious information source that doesn't take itself too seriously - for example, under Politics in last week's email one of the articles was named "Great Oktoberfest Barrel Races"!!! Check it out here.
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