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Six Decades of Quality Journalism The History of DER SPIEGEL

Protesters in this archive photo from 1962 demonstrate against the arrest of SPIEGEL editors. A cover story critical of the poor state of the German military led to arrests and a major debate over press freedoms in Germany.

Protesters in this archive photo from 1962 demonstrate against the arrest of SPIEGEL editors. A cover story critical of the poor state of the German military led to arrests and a major debate over press freedoms in Germany.

DPA
The front page of the Nov. 7, 1962 issue of DER SPIEGEL shows founder Rudolf Augstein in Karlsruhe, West Germany, after his arrest in the so-called "SPIEGEL Affair."

The front page of the Nov. 7, 1962 issue of DER SPIEGEL shows founder Rudolf Augstein in Karlsruhe, West Germany, after his arrest in the so-called "SPIEGEL Affair."

AP