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Le Monde (French daily)

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diplomatique (French weekly)

The Observer (British weekly)

la Repubblica (Italian daily)

• Blank A4 paper (for scale)]]Berliner, or "midi", is a newspaper format with pages normally measuring about 470 mm × 315 mm (18½ in × 12.4 in). The Berliner format is slightly taller and marginally wider than the tabloid/compact format; and is both narrower and shorter than the broadsheet format.

European newspapers

The Berliner format is used by many European newspapers, including dailies such as Le Monde in Francemarker, La Repubblica and La Stampa in Italymarker, De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws in Belgiummarker, and (since 12 September 2005) The Guardian in the United Kingdommarker, and others as Expresso in Portugalmarker. The French financial newspaper Les Échos changed to this format in September 2003, and the largest daily papers in Croatiamarker (Večernji list), Serbiamarker (Politika) and Montenegromarker (Vijesti), are also in this format. The most recent European newspaper to join this trend is Le Soir, Belgium's main French-language newspaper (15 November 2005). The University Observer became Irelandmarker's first Berliner-sized paper in September 2009.

Confusingly, although the Berliner Zeitung is occasionally referred to as simply Berliner, it is not printed in Berliner format—the name refers merely to the city of Berlinmarker, and was originally contrasted with "North German" and "French" sizes in the early 20th century. In fact, only two German national dailies use Berliner format: Die Tageszeitung (known as the "Taz"); and the Junge Welt, which, in 2004, abandoned the unique slightly-larger-than-A4 size that had marked it out since the early 1990s. The majority of the national quality dailies use the larger broadsheet format known as "nordisch", measuring 570×400 mm.

North American newspapers

The daily Journal and Courier newspaper in Lafayettemarker, Indianamarker, began using Berliner format for its daily edition on 31 July 2006. This is the first publication in North America to be produced in this format.The Reading Eagle has also switched to the Berliner format.

South American newspapers

Jornal do Brasilmarker, a daily Brazilian newspaper founded in 1891, is published in Berliner format since 16 April 2006. Initially, only the newsstand edition was in that format, but its success made the format switch extend later to the subscriber's edition, which until then remained in broadsheet format.

In 2008, Salvadormarker-based Correio* (formerly Correio da Bahia) switched to Berliner, also from broadsheet.

Philippinemarker Newspapers

Though very rarely used in the Metropolitan Manilamarker, the Berliner is the most popular format in the Philippinesmarker. In the Ilocandia, some of the well known names are the Zigzag Weekly, the Northern Dispatch (commonly called as Nordis and the Northern Philippine Times.

In the Visayasmarker, the Panay News (Visayas’ most widely circulated newspaper) also uses this format.

Though not published for commercial purposes, the official publication of the Caritas Manila, uses a slightly narrower Berliner format.

Other parts of the world

The business daily Mint, a collaboration with the Indianmarker media house Hindustan Times Media Limited (HTML) and The Wall Street Journal, is the latest to be launched in the Berliner format on 1 February 2007.

Also the Israeli Haaretz is published in this format (18 February 2007).

In March 2009, South Koreamarker's JoongAng Ilbo adopted the Berliner format, becoming the first Korean newspaper to do so.

In March 2009, Turkeymarker's Gazete Habertürk adopted a variation of this format as 350 mm by 500 mm and became the first Turkish newspaper to do so. The format is called as Ciner Format because it is unique.

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