The government is currently looking for a new financing model for the ORF. Chancellor Charles Nehammer (ÖVP) did not want to commit to a model in front of journalists. However, he told Media Minister Susanne Raab (ÖVP) that it was crucial that it was “for the people cheaper will,” said Nehammer on Tuesday.
Asked about the future of the “Wiener Zeitung”, Nehammer said that there is a “well-defined way” that it should become an online newspaper. He noted that many people were worried about the “Wiener Zeitung”, at the same time he recalled that it had always been financed by the state or by companies that had to publish tenders there. Since the latter obligation has changed, it is also a normal process for the editorial staff to change.