Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) was founded in 1949 and is one of the world’s leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media outlets, businesses and other organizations with editorial content, including text, photos, videos, graphics, audio and other formats. As an international agency, dpa reports in four languages: German, English, Spanish and Arabic. The company has around 1,000 journalists in 160 locations in Germany and abroad. Its shareholders are 180 German media companies. Staff work according to the principles outlined in the dpa statute: independently from ideologies, businesses and governments. The central editing desk, under the leadership of editor-in-chief Sven Gösmann, is located in Berlin. The management team, headed by chairman Peter Kropsch, is based in Hamburg. The chairman of the Supervisory Board is David Brandstätter (Main-Post GmbH, Würzburg).
Internet: www.dpa.com (German, English, Spanish, Arabic)
dpa video service
The dpa video service delivers top content for online and television customers. Footage covers breaking news, events and background from the worlds of politics, business, general news, culture and sport. Crew members in Berlin are on call 24 hours a day – 365 days a year. Specialised staff members draw on a powerful network of professional video broadcasters from Germany and around the world. A senior duty manager is in charge at all times to select and transmit up-to-the-second video news material to customers and to advise on coverage of major news events. The service delivers around 200 video news stories a month.
picture alliance is dpa’s market place for visual content and operates worldwide in the fields of image production, sales, distribution and assignment.
The German picture agency cooperates with hundreds of photographers and more than 250 international partner agencies – including exclusive suppliers such as AP Images, Reuters and of course dpa – offering an unrivalled selection of 60 million photos, graphics, illustrations and videos. The topics range from daily news, politics, sports and entertainment to art, nature, travel and lifestyle. picture alliance’s broad client-base not only has access to a comprehensive regional and international news coverage and creative content but also to more than ten million dpa-archive images documenting German history. Previously unreleased pictures are digitized every day. picture alliance’s customized service is focused on the needs of the various market segments using visual content and includes: personal contact, image research, selections and newsletters, topic portals, PR photo service and worldwide photo and video assignments.