Axel Springer CEO Döpfner: ‘The era of the old media moguls is over’

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Mathias Döpfner, the head of Axel Springer, says he has ambitious plans for the German media giant to expand its foothold in the United States, even as he reviews the company’s operations in its home market – including the end of printed newspapers. Axel Springer’s portfolio includes the influential German tabloid Bild, the newspaper Die Welt, and Politico, a site popular with power brokers and policy makers in Washington and Brussels. It also has a large digital classifieds business that includes jobs site StepStone and real estate-focused AVIV. The Berlin-based company has generated headline…

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