DER SPIEGEL is Germany's most important and Europe's highest-circulation news magazine. The weekly news magazine is characterised by its in-depth information, sound research and reliable quality. Der Spiegel is known in German-speaking countries mostly for its investigative journalism. According to The Economist, Der Spiegel is one of continental Europe's most influential magazines. The editorial spectrum ranges from politics and business to science, medicine and technology and from culture, entertainment and media to society and sport. The main focus of the reporting is on events in politics and society.