Introduction to Spanish News Media
Spanish media is currently struggling with a low rate of circulation and equally low readership, especially when compared to the other modern European nations. The Spanish press was centralised until the twentieth century. Its decentralisation helped the newspapers focus on the regional news. Newspapers started to publish in languages like Catalán, Basque and Galician to reach the Spanish masses. Spaniards also rely on news broadcast on television much more than what is printed in the newspapers.
Most of the Spanish newspapers have transitioned from the traditional print format to the web versions and mobile applications. After the death of former Spanish general Francisco Franco in 1975, press got the required freedom to cover political news. As the country transitioned to democracy in the 1980s, media could be seen as a critique of the government.
RTVE is the public broadcaster in Spain and has much more following than large and well established commercial television networks. The prominent news medium is available on both satellite as well as cable television networks. The prime time television shows drama shows and reality shows that are much popular in the region and its neighbouring countries.
There are many regional television networks as well that are owned and managed by the respective governments. Add to that, the country has many local stations. The most prominent pay television provider in Spain is Movistar+. It is owned by telecom company Telefonica.
According to the United States-based Freedom House, the media in Spain is free to investigate corruption at any level. However, the most of the Spanish media outlets are owned by those who keep ensures a political interference.
After television, the internet is the most trusted and followed medium for news in Spain. According to the Internet World Stats, as many as 43 million had access to the internet by December 2017 in Spain.
Spanish newspapers and magazines list
Spain has a vast network of newspapers and website and here below we present you a list of them. With this list of prominent Spanish newspapers and other publications, we have tried to explain the origin, operations, status and relevance of these Spanish media houses in the country and its neighbouring nations.
Part 1: Spanish Newspapers
In the first part of the article, we will discuss about some of the most prominent newspapers in Spain.
El País is a Spanish language daily newspaper with its base in Madrid. The Promotora de Informaciones, S.A. (PRISA) owns the most popular Spanish language newspaper. The Office of Justification of Dissemination (OJD) had claimed in 2017 that El País is the second most circulated paper in Spain.
According to a report published in The Guardian, El País is the most read online newspaper in the Spanish language. With El Mundo, El País is featured among the Madrid dailies that are considered as national newspapers. According to Spanish website Infolibre, the newspaper had daily sales of 137,552 in 2018.
With its headquarters in Madrid, El País has regional offices in prominent cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela. The paper used to publish regional editions until 2015. It also has a world edition that is published in Madrid and circulated online in Brazil in the Portuguese language and Hispanic America in the original Spanish language.
The website of El País is also quite popular among the Spanish readers. International, Opinion, Spain, Economy, Society, Education, Environment, Science, Technology, Culture, Sports, Television and People are among the news sections of the El País website.
El Mundo is a Spanish word which means ‘The World’. It is a daily newspaper based in Spain. Considered as the country’s newspaper of record, the daily is published in a compact format.
It was published for the first time on October 23, 1989. The founders of El Mundo are Alfonso de Salas, Pedro J. Ramírez, Balbino Fraga y Juan González. The daily has a number of news bureaus in different cities. Its headquarters is in Madrid. Apart from one national edition, El Mundo has ten regional editions, which includes Valencia, Andalusia, León, Castile, Bilbao and the Balearic Islands.
The daily started a supplement especially for women titled ‘Yo Donna’, which was inspired from an Italian daily Corriere della Sera supplement IO Donna.
Digital Media Presence
The official website of El Mundo has sections like Opinion, Economy, International, Sports, Culture, TV, Science and Health, Technology and many others. It is also available on Facebook and Twitter. It is the second most read digital newspaper in Spain, according to Wikipedia. In order to increase the digital profit, a current affairs outlet named ORBYT was launched which was accessible to the customers only after subscription.
ABC is a Spanish language newspaper that is published in Madrid. The circulation of the Spanish national newspaper is in Latin America a well.
ABC rolled out its first issue on January 1, 1903. Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez-Ossorio is credited for the establishment of the newspaper. Prensa Española is the publishing house that published ABC for the first time under the leadership of Luca de Tena. Initially a weekly newspaper, ABC turned daily in June 1905.
Until 1928, ABC had separate editions for two cities — Madrid and Seville. The latter edition was however renamed as ABC de Sevilla.
ABC has a website as well with news sections like Spain, International, Economy, Society, Madrid, Family, Opinion, Sports, People, Culture, Science, History and Travel. On 25 September 2009, ABC uploaded its complete archives, from 1903, on its website. One can read news related to the Spanish Civil War and Francisco Franco’s death on ABC. One can follow ABC on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instragram for regular news updates.
According to The Press and the Rebirth of Iberian Democracy, ABC had a circulation of 212,536 copies in 1970, which reduced to 178,979 copies in 1975 and and 135,380 copies in 1980.
ABC De Sevilla
ABC de Sevilla is a Spanish language newspaper based in Seville. Until 1928, it was a city edition of the popular ABC newspaper that is published in Madrid. ABC de Sevilla promises to deliver the “most important news of Seville and Andalusia of the day” on its official Facebook page.
The readers of the newspaper can share their “opinions on the current events of each day” on the ABC de Sevilla Facebook page, it states further. Seville, Province, Easter, Opinion, Andalusia, Spain, International, Economy, Sports, Culture, Health and People & Style are among the sections of news on the ABC de Sevilla website.
La Vanguardia is the Spanish language daily newspaper with fourth-highest circulation in Spain, according to Wikipedia. Published in both Spanish and Catalan languages, the Spanish name La Vanguardia is used for both the editions. The Catalan edition began from May 3, 2011. The newspaper has its headquarters in Barcelona. It is one of the oldest newspapers in Spain.
La Vanguardia has an interesting history. It is the only Catalan newspaper that remained functional throughout all the Spanish regime changes, dating back to the restoration of Alfonso XII. Two businessmen Carlos and Bartolomé Godó, hailing from Igualada, published the newspaper for the first time on February 1, 1881.
Till December 31, 1887, La Vanguardia served as a mouthpiece for a faction of Liberal Party that wanted to control the Barcelona city council. From the next day, January 1, 1888, it started being published sans any political influence. Earlier, La Vanguardia was published in Berliner format but from October 2, 2007 it started publishing in tabloid format. It is owned by Grupo Godó.
La Vanguardia was given the second largest amount of state aid in 1987. Impressed with its design, Society for News Design (SND) awarded it World’s Best Designed Newspaper in 1994.
Digital Media Presence
La Vanguardia is also available on the digital platform. Its website caters news in various categories like International, Politics, Opinion, Society, Sports, Economy, Cities, People, Culture and Events among many others. One can follow it on Facebook and Twitter.
Diario De Avisos
Diario De Avisos is the Spanish language newspaper. Based in Spain, the newspaper is owned by Canaria de Avisos, SA (CANAVISA).
Diario De Avisos is the oldest daily in the Canary Islands. It was founded in Santa Cruz de La Palma in 1890 and has its headquarters in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. A section on comics by Manuel Darias was incorporated in the newspaper in 1976 which later bagged several prizes. Agustin Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of the daily while Fran Domínguez and Juan Carlos Mateu are its associate editors (Wikipedia, 2021).
Digital Media Presence
Diario De Avisos also has a digital edition. The portal has different categories such as National, International, Politics, Economy, Events, Society, Local, The Palm, Gastronomy, Culture, Sports, Nutrition and The Motor. There is also separate Opinion, Specials and Blogs sections. Diario De Avisos has official accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
El Confidencial is a digital Spanish language newspaper that focuses mainly on general information. The newspaper has a liberal political alignment. El Confidencial has a target readership of middle-aged and professionals. It focuses mainly on economic, financial and political news.
El Confidencial was established in 2001 as an online newspaper. It was one of the newspapers that took part in the Panama Papers investigation that was about leaked material from Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm.
The website of El Confidencial is divided into different categories such as World, Spain, Sports, Culture and Opinion among others. Apart from it, it also has categories like Environment, Travels, Technology, Motor, TV and Shopping.
El Confidencial is available on different social media platforms as well. To get all the latest news updates, one can follow the website on Facebook and Twitter.
20 Minutos is a Spanish language newspaper that is distributed for free in several Spanish cities. The Multiprensa & Mas S.L. company is the publisher of the newspaper, with Encarna Samitier as its Director (2021). The newspaper has a website as well that publishes stories in news sections like National, International, Sports, Opinion, People, TV and Economy.
José Antonio Martínez Soler established Multiprensa & Mas S.L. and started the newspaper in 1999. It comes under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons licence that means it can be freely copied, distributed, displayed and used for derivative works and commercial purposes. One can download the e-paper of 20 Minutos for free on its website.
The famous 20 Min Holding is among the stakeholders in 20 Minutos, which has free sister publications in Switzerland and France as well. The Norwegian communication group started operating in 1839 and has its reach in countries like Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, France and Spain.
Besides free newspapers, 20 Min Holding also owns television and radio stations in the abovementioned countries. In Spain, the media company had to compete with several free newspapers like ADN, Qué! and Metro. However, all of the free Spanish newspaper stopped due to the crisis in 2011.
20 Minutos Zaragoza?
20 Minutos Zaragoza is a city edition of Spanish language newspaper 20 Minutos that is distributed for free. Aragón, Huesca, Teruel and Zaragoza are among the sections of news on the 20 Minutos Zaragoza website. Besides news articles, 20 Minutos Zaragoza also publishes blogs and horoscope. Melisa Tuya is the Editor-in-chief of Blogs, Contributors and Editorial management.
Madrid – 20minutos
Popular free Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos has a separate city edition for capital city Madrid as well. Madrid, Andalucía, Aragón, Canarias, Castilla La Manchamás are among the sections of news on the Madrid – 20 Minutos website. Hector Maria Benito is the Chief Operating Officer of the company that publishes Madrid – 20 Minutos.
El Diario is a Spanish daily newspaper whose tagline translates into ‘Journalism in spite of everything’. It is based in Madrid, the capital city of Spain and mainly focuses on climate crisis, equality, rights and freedom, LGBT, racism, education, digital ethics, power surveillance, mobility and public health among many others. Every three months, eldiario.es publishes a magazine monograph, known as Cuadernos.
El Diario was founded by a group of passionate journalists in 2012. It is published by Diario de Prensa Digital S.L. A Spanish blogger, ajournalist and former director of Público, Ignacio Escolar is its editor.
According to eldiario.es, it made a profit of 340,030 euro in 2016. The revenues and expenses of the digital edition were 3,680,172 euro and 3,184,280 euro respectively.
Social Media Presence
El Diario also has a news portal with various sections such as Politics, Economy, Society, Culture, International, Technology, Motor, Travel, Health and many more. The website also has separate Opinion and Blogs sections.
“eldiario.es is a meeting point for civil society and other free journalism projects,” it states on the website. El Diario is also present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Telegram. Its mobile app is available for both android and iOS users.
Público is a Spanish term which means Public. It is an online newspaper based in Spain. From 2007 to 2012, Público also had a print edition but it was ceased on February 24, 2012, due to financial losses for many years.
The founder of Público is head of Mediapro, Jaume Roures. It was established on September 26, 2007. Owned by Display Connectors, SL, the daily has its headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Initially, the paper was sold at a price of 50 cents and the original press run of the paper was 250,000 daily.
Back then, it was one of the two national newspaper with leftist ideology, the other one was El Diario. Before it ceased to exist, Público was the ninth-largest general newspaper in the country.Ignacio Escolar was its editor from 2007-2009. The last editor of the print edition was Jesús Maraña.
Digital Media Presence
The website has segregated its news stories into different sections. The categories include Politics, Opinion, Weather, Economy, Courts, Public and Culture among many others. Público can be followed on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. It can also be subscribed on YouTube.
El Periódico de Catalunya
Based in Barcelona, Spain, El Periódico de Catalunya is a Spanish language daily newspaper. The daily has two separate editions, one in Spanish and the other in Catalan. El Periódico de Catalunya is published in Berliner format.
It is the second highest-circulated newspaper in Spain as its Spanish and Catalan edition jointly sell more than 125,000 copies per day, according to Wikipedia. As per Wikipedia, the circulation of El Periódico de Catalunya was 119,374 in 2011, making it the fifth-largest highest circulated daily in Spain.
El Periódico de Catalunya was founded by Antonio Asensio Pizarro on October 26, 1978. Its political alignment is centre-left. The owner of the daily is Grupo Zeta. On October 27, 1997, El Periódico de Catalunya started its Catalan-language edition.
Earlier, it was printed only in the Spanish language. The daily with the red-font page nameplate is the Spanish version while the one with blue nameplate is the Catalan edition.
Digital Media Presence
To keep readers updated round the clock, the daily also has a website. It is divided into different sections like Opinion, Health, Sports, International, Society, Economy, Politics, Culture and Technology among many others.
The Spanish language daily newspaper, La Razón (Madrid) is based in Madrid, Spain. The daily has satellite news bureaus and local editions, in Murcia, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Valladolid.
La Razón has the sixth-highest circulation in Spanish dailies, while the fourth-highest in Madrid, according to Wikipedia. In 2003, the daily had a circulation of 140,000 copies while 153,024 copies in 2008. In 2009, the circulation was recorded to be 124,284 copies, 118,466 copies in 2010 and 103,789 copies in 2011, as per Wikipedia.
La Razón, which is owned by Grupo Planeta, was founded by Luis Maria Ansón in 1998. The daily is considered a right-wing newspaper with conservative ideologies.
A student union reported against the newspaper as it featured five students with their names and surnames and tagged them as ‘bad students’ for participating in a protest against the cutbacks in education. Later, in November 2015, the daily created controversy when it published a tampered picture of a Canadian Sikh, Veerender Jubbal, calling him as “one of the terrorists.”
La Razón also has a portal. It has segregated news into different categories like Opinion, International, Economy, Culture, Society, Health, Lifestyle, Sports, Science, Technology, Travel among many others.
Las Provincias is the Spanish language regional daily newspaper based in Spain. The daily is considered to be a conservative newspaper. It is also known for its anti-Catalan line. Las Provincias has its headquarters in Valencia.
Besides the Valencia edition, it also publishes separate editions for Alicante and Castellón. El Correo Español, El Diario Vasco and La Verdad are its sister newspapers. Las Provincias also has a supplement, XL Semanal.
Founded on January 31, 1866, Las Provincias is owned by Grupo Vocento. It is published by Federico Domenech SA. Las Provincias’ name is said to be inspired from the three provinces: Valencia, Alicante and Castellón.
Martín Domínguez Barberá, the director of Las Provincias was removed by the Franco regime, because he criticised the poor management of the flood that devastated the city in 1957. For three years, 1936-1939, Las Provincias was not published as the company was seized.
Social Media Presence
Apart from the print edition, Las Provincias also has a digital version, launched in July 1999. To cater the interest of the readers, the website has been segregated into different sections like World, Provinces, Sports, Economy, Politics, Events, Society, Motor, Cultures, Technology, People and Style, Photos and Videos.
The website is available on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It also provides updates on WhatsApp and Telegram.
El Mercantil Valenciano
El Mercantil Valenciano is a daily newspaper based in Spain. The owner of El Mercantil Valenciano is the Editorial Valencian Press. The daily is mostly published in the Spanish language but two of its pages including cultural and social events are published in Catalan daily. It also has a literary supplement (Post Data) weekly in the same language.
El Mercantil Valenciano was founded in 1872 under the name ‘El Mercantil Valenciano’. It is a significant publication in the Valencian Community. The newspaper belongs to the Prensa Ibérica publishing group, which also publishes newspaper Información in Alacant.
In 1977, the newspaper was taken over by the Medios de Comunicación Social del Estado (Social Communication Media of the State) and while in 1984 it was bought by Prensa Valenciana, the private enterprise.
El Mercantil Valenciano is one of the most read newspapers in the Valencian language. The daily has different editions that are published in different areas of the Valencian region like Valencia, L’Horta and Safor.
The digital edition of El Mercantil Valenciano has a version in the Spanish language and also in Catalan since May 1, 2016.
La Voz de Galicia
La Voz de Galicia is a Spanish language daily newspaper. Owned by the Corporación Voz de Galicia, La Voz de Galicia is the fourth most read daily newspaper based in Spain. It is also the newspaper with highest circulation in Galicia . According to the data of Estudiu Xeneral de Medios in 2018, it had 530,000 readers in the country. La Voz de Galicia is published in Berliner format. It also has a weekly supplement, Golfiño.
La Voz de Galicia was founded in 1882 by Juan Fernández Latorre. Its first issue appeared on January 4 in the same year. The headquarters of La Voz de Galicia is in A Coruña. It began as a progressive and republican newspaper.
Currently, La Voz de Galicia is mainly dependent on government subsidies for its functioning. Thus, compromising on the basic principles of impartiality and independence.
The digital edition of La Voz de Galicia was launched on May 17, 2000. The website offers news related to different genres and has sections such as Economy, Local, Spain, International, Sports and Culture among many others. According to Wikipedia, the website of La Voz de Galicia boasts of over 11 million monthly users.
Social Media Presence
For a wider reach, La Voz de Galicia is available on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
El Diario Vasco
El Diario Vasco is a Spanish language daily newspaper based in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain. The owner of the daily is Grupo Vocento, which also owns El Correo, ABC and Las Provincia among other publications. Published in the tabloid format, El Diario Vasco had a circulation of 68,000 in 2001, according to Wikipedia.
Founded by the Sociedad Vascongada de Publicaciones on November 27, 1934. During the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, the daily was closed for two months by the Republican government as the newspaper supported the Nationalist faction. Later, in 1945, the name of the newspaper was changed from El Pueblo Vasco SA to Bilbao Editorial SA after it was bought by the Falange-controlled holders of El Correo Español
The circulation of the daily witnessed a decline in last few decades. In 1993, its circulation was recorded 93,578 copies, it was 91,391 copies in 2002, 85,514 copies in 2006 while in 2011, El Diario Vasco had a circulation of 68,000 copies, according to Wikipedia.
To complement its print edition, El Diario Vasco also has a website. News on the portal is divided into sections like Sports, Opinion, Culture, Economy, Politics, World, and Technology among others.
El Correo is a daily newspaper based in Bilbao, Spain. It is also popular in Basque Country in northern Spain. El Correo is the country’s one of the best selling newspapers. The Spanish language newspaper is published in the tabloid format.
El Correo was founded on May 1, 1910 as El Pueblo Vasco by brothers, Ybarra y de la Revilla – Fernando, Emilio and Gabriel. The founding editor of El Pueblo Vasco was Juan de la Cruz. La Gaceta del Norte used to be the chief competitor of the daily in Bilbao.
Ahead of Spanish Civil War, on 17 July, 1936, the daily was shut down by the Spanish Republic government. Later on July 6, 1937, El Pueblo Vasco was joined by El Correo Españo, the official newspaper of the Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las JONS. The two daily combined as El Correo Español-El Pueblo Vasco on April 13, 1938. El Noticiero Bilbaíno and El Diario Vasco were acquired by El Correo.
Apart from the print edition, El Correo also has a digital edition. Sections in which the website is divided include Politics, World, Sports, Culture, Technology, People and Society among others.
Heraldo de Aragón
Heraldo de Aragón is a regional daily newspaper based in Saragossa, Spain. It is the Spanish language newspaper that is published in broadsheet format. Apart from Saragossa, the daily also serves the regions like Huesca, Saragossa and Teruel.
The daily was founded in September 1895. The newspaper is owned by Heraldo de Aragón, S.A., which is also the owner of Heraldo de Soria and Que! Aragón. The publisher of Heraldo de Aragón is KBA Comet press.
Heraldo de Aragón, which is the most significant daily in Spain, has the highest circulation. According to the Florida International University, the circulation of the newspaper was 58,401 copies in 1993, 53,087 copies in 2008, 48,615 copies in 2009-2010 and 44,000 copies in 2011.
Heraldo de Aragón was conferred with the European Newspaper of the Year award in 2003 in the regional newspapers category.
Along with its print edition, Heraldo de Aragón also has a digital edition. The significant categories in which the website is divided are National, International, Sports, Economy, Culture, Leisure, Communication, Society, Gastronomy and Health.
La Nueva España
La Nueva España is a daily newspape published in the Spanish language. According to the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), La Nueva España had the circulation of 100,000 copies in 1998 on weekends.
La Nueva España is known for its independent political stance. It is published in tabloid format and the publisher of the daily is Editorial Prensa Asturiana SA.
La Nueva España was founded on December 19, 1936. Interestingly, the Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, has also worked for the daily. She was then a student in university. La Nueva España is published in Oviedo, which is the capital city of Principality of Asturias. The paper is also known for publishing a list of Asturian of The Month.
La Nueva España also has a website in the Spanish language. The digital edition has sections like Economy, Sports, Health, Life and Style, Leisure, Rural Asturias, Opinion, Humor and Counties among others.
La Nueva España has four supplements that include Culture, Health, The Good Life and More Sunday.
One can follow the website on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Qué! is a Spanish language newspaper that is published on a weekly basis and circulated for free throughout Spain on Fridays. Factoría de Información is the publisher of Qué! Initially a daily newspaper, Qué! reduced its circulation to weekly after the 2008 financial crisis.
Qué! rolled out its first issue in 2005. After two years, the publisher started distributing the paper for free and made it the newspaper with second highest readership in Spain. Qué! enjoys 26 percent share of the advertising market. According to a survey conducted by Ipsos Media, Qué! is the best rated free daily newspaper.
Faro de Vigo
Faro de Vigo is a Spanish language daily newspaper that publishes in Vigo. The word ‘Faro’ translates to lighthouse. According to the book ‘Regionalism After Regionalisation: Spain, France and the United Kingdom’, Faro de Vigo is the oldest Spanish newspaper currently in circulation.
Angel de Lema y Marina established the newspaper at the rúa Olivo in Vigo on November 3, 1853. Initially, Faro de Vigo used to come twice a week. In 1875, the newspaper started publishing three times a week before becoming a daily on July 7, 1879. Faro de Vigo has its headquarters in Spanish towns Chapela, Galicia and Redondela.
Diario de Navarra is a regional newspaper in Spain that covers all news related to Pamplona city. Grupo La Información owns the Spanish newspaper, which was started by five local families in 1903. According to Questia Online Library, in in 1993, the newspaper had a circulation of 63,312.
Part 2: Spanish News Websites
In the second part of the article, we will discuss about the most prominent Spanish news websites.
Libertad Digital, which translates to Digital Freedom, is an online Spanish language newspaper based in Madrid, Spain. Its English version, The Spain Herald, started in 2005.
The online newspaper was founded by pundit Federico Jiménez Losantos with its first edition coming out on March 8, 2000. It was promoted by the first president of the Libertad Digital society, Alberto Recarte and its first editor, Javier Rubio.
Apart from its digital edition, Libertad Digital also has a print edition, an opinion newspaper. The daily has around hundreds of contributors who write as many as twelve columns daily. Since January 2005, it also started a supplement from Monday to Friday that is based mainly on ideas.
The popular contributors of the daily include Amando de Miguel (es), Carlos Semprún, Carlos Rodríguez Braun, Pío Moa, César Vidal and Daniel Sirera. Meanwhile, the first yearbook of the daily was published in 2004 by the Editorial Hoja Perenne.
Libertad Digital is divided into different sections like Opinion, Business, International, Sports, Chic, Culture, Technoscience, Podcast, Viral, Photos and Esradio.
To get all the latest updates, one can follow the website on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is also available on YouTube and Telegram.
Europa Press is a news agency based in Spain. The news agency provides content to around 2,000 clients, including different radio stations, television networks, newspapers and national, local and autonomic digital media.
Its clientele also includes all Public Ministries, High Statal Institutions, Autonomous Governments, Public Deputations, Public Halls and the rest of Public Administrations at all levels. It serves to political parties, labor unions, business organizations and many other companies as well.
The Spanish language news agency was founded in 1953. It broadcasts news 24 hours a day and publishes as many 3,000 articles on an average daily. Europa Press has its headquarters in all Spanish Autonomous Community and correspondents in each provincial capital.
It was founded by journalist and writer Torcuato Luca de Tena Brunet in 1953 and initially it was called ‘Agencia Europa’. The main objective of the news agency was to create and spread editorial materials like novels, brochures, books and picture about summaries of popular movies or theatre plays.
The name of the news agency was changed to ‘Agencia Europa Press’ in 1958.
It provides real-time news mainly in sections like International, Economy, Sports, Culture, Society, Science, Health and Technology among others. It also has sections like Videos, Newsletters, Podcasts and Photos.
Kiosko.net is a website that claims to be a “visual daily press directory” online and features the world’s largest newspapers and websites. One can see and read stories from every day’s front page of each newspaper.
Hector Marcos is credited for the “original design” of the website that shares other details like its logo designer Urania Czech and font types used such as Verdana, Helvetica and Arial.
It is one of the most visited website in Spain, where readers prefer to read newspapers online much more than the conventional print format.
324 Catalunya is a Spanish language news website that is owned by the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation, S.A. The Office for The Justification of Dissemination said in a report in August 2009 that 324 Catalunya is the most visited online newspaper in Catalan.
The news portal was launched on December 12, 2007, for the coverage of news and information related to Catalonia. Over the time, 324 Catalunya has expanded and diversified its contents. One factor that differentiate 324 Catalunya from other Spanish news websites is that the users can actively participate and upload their own written news along with video, audio or photographs on the website.
According to Barcelona-based online newspaper Lamalla.cat, 324 Catalunya complements the content published on its website with information from the television channel 3/24 and radio network Catalunya Informació.
324 Catalunya was initially known as 3cat24 from 2007 to 2011 though it changed its brand name on September 11, 2011. At the same time, the Spanish news website also launched its mobile application for Android and iPhone users.
Parliamentary Elections, Vaccine Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Spain, United States of America and 17a Trial are among the sections of news on the 324 Catalunya website.
El Huffington Post
El Huffington Post is the Spanish language website of American news aggregator HuffPost, which was known as The Huffington Post until 2007. The Spanish version of the news website was launched in June 2012. One can read news, blogs, satire and blogs subjects like politics, entertainment, business, environment, lifestyle, technology, culture, health and comedy on its website.
The stance of the news website had been liberal-leaning all across the globe.
Arianna Huffington, Andrew Breitbart, Jonah Peretti and Kenneth Lerer are credited for the launch of Huffington Post on May 9, 2005. The AOL acquired the operations of Huffington Post for US$315 million and appointed Arianna Huffington as its editor-in-chief. The website was then acquired for US$4.4 billion by Verizon Communications in June 2015.
In 2012, Huffington Post became the first commercially owned US-based website to win a Pulitzer Prize. BuzzFeed acquired Huffington Post in November 2020. Besides the news content, one can read and view user-generated content in form of videos, audio and photographs on Huffington Post.
The Spanish website of Huffington Post has news sections like Coronavirus, Politics, International, Life, Trends and Virals among others.
Euro Weekly News
Euro Weekly News, which is also known as EWN, is an English language newspaper based in Spain. It is the largest newspaper in Spain. It is like a traditional British style newspaper, which mainly focuses on local issues and news.
Euro Weekly News started operating in 2002. It is owned by couple Steven and Michel Euesden. It has six editions that cover Almeria, Costa Blanca South, Costa Blanca North, the Costa del Sol, Axarquia Costa Tropical (east of Málaga) and Mallorca. The target audience of Euro Weekly News is English speaking immigrants based in Spain.
The President of Euro Weekly News is Michel Euesden, while the general manager is N. Burgess. The tabloid newspaper has its headquarters in Fuengirola, Spain. It is published in tabloid format.
The newspaper landed itself in a controversy and was also threatened with a large fine for spreading misinformation about lockdown on September 18 in Spain.
Euro Weekly News was nominated in the AEEPP (Asociaciòn Española de Publicaciones Periòdicas) during the 9th annual awards ceremony, which was organised on September 30, 2014 in Madrid.
El Diario Montañés
Base in Santander, El Diario Montañés is a daily regional newspaper published in the Spanish language.
El Diario Montañés was founded 118 years ago on August 1, 1902. The newspaper is owned by Grupo Vocento, which also owns other Spanish newspapers like El Correo, ABC, Las Provincias, El Diario Vasco and La Verdad. It is published by Editorial Cantabria S.A. El Diario Montañés was the official newspaper of the World J80 Championships, which held in Santander from July 4 to 11, in 2009.
According to the book PISA Under Examination, El Diario Montañés was among the bestselling regional newspapers in Spain between 2009 to 2010 period with a circulation of 33,374 copies.
El Diario Montañés also has a digital edition. To serve all the latest news updates to readers, the website has been categorised into sections like Cantabria, Santander, Torrelavega, Region, Sports, Racing, Gymnastic, Spain, World, Economy, Opinion, Cultures, Society, Motor, Cantabria DModa, Cantabria at the table, Mountain, DMusic, The Armchair, Return to the crime, Talent Cantabria, Technology, Plans, People and style and Multimedia among others.
One can follow the website on various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Periodista Digital is a Spanish language magazine and news website with its focus on news related to digital journalism, politics and technology. With presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Telegram, Periodista Digital website publishes stories in sections like Policy, World, Journalism, Economy, Sports, Science, Technology, Culture, Television, People and Magazine.
In the Magazine section, Periodista Digital features all stories published in its magazine. Fashion, Home, Beauty, Girlfriends, Babies, Showcase, Gastronomy, Vanity and Travellers are among the sub sections of the website.
Alfonso Rojo is the Director of Periodista Digital, while Luis Balcarce is the Editor-in-chief of the magazine and website.
Ideal (Peligros, Granada)
Ideal is a daily newspaper based in Granada, Spain.
Ideal was founded by Editorial Católica in 1932. The editor of Ideal is Corporación de Medios de Andalucía (Vocento). The newspaper has its local editions in the provinces of Granada, Jaén and Almería. Interestingly, Ideal is the newspaper with most widely based subscription in the above mentioned provinces.
The daily had recorded a circulation of 31,006 copies in 2010.
It distributes the supplement named XLSemanal on Sundays. The journal features reports from writers like Juan Manuel de Prada and Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
Along with its print edition, it also has a digital edition. News is segregated in different categories like National, Granada CF, Sports, Economy, Spain, World, Cultures, Technology, Health, Plans, Motor, Granada Pictures, Granada Videos, Pomegranate, Coast, People and Style, Seat, At Street Level, Province, and Andalusia among others. It also has sections like Opinion and Society.
The website also has its social media pages on platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Boletin Oficial del Estado
Boletín Oficial del Estado is the official gazette based in Spain. Published in the Spanish language, the content of Boletín Oficial del Estado is authorised as well as published by the Royal Assent and only after the approval from the Spanish Presidency Office.
Boletín Oficial del Estado is published electronically, since 2009.
La Voz de Avilés
La Voz de Avilés is a daily newspaper which was first published on January 26, 1908. The Spanish language newspaper was founded by Manuel González Wes. In 1936, after the Civil War, La Voz de Avilés stopped its publication, however, it restarted in 1942.
In 1996, it was acquired by El Comercio, another daily newspaper in Spain published in Gijón. However, it continued with the name La Voz de Avilés for its Avilés edition. As far as El Comercio is concerned, its first issue appeared on September 2, 1878 and in 1995, it became a part of Grupo Vocento.
Digital Media Presence
La Voz de Avilés also has a website to complement its print edition. For the ease of reading, it has sections such as Politics, Economy, Opinion, Sporting, Society, Culture, People and style, World, Sports and many more. La Voz de Avilés is also available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedln.
Información (Alicante) is a Spanish newspaper. Its first issue appeared in 1984. Información is headquartered in Alicante, a port city in Spain. It is the oldest newspaper in the Alicante province.
Información is edited by Editorial Prensa Alicantina, SA, which is a part of Prensa Ibérica group. It also publishes a supplement on Wednesday, La Tiza, which is especially for children and is distributed in schools. Besides Alicante, the newspaper also has special editions for Elche, Baix Vinalopó and Vega Baja. While Tomás Mayoral is the director of Información, Mercedes Gallego and María Pomares are the editors-in-chief (2021).
Digital Media Presence
Información is also available as a website. It has several sections and sub-sections such as Sports, Economy, opinion, Culture and Leisure among others. It is present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedln.
Info Libre is a digital newspaper based in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish language portal was launched on March 7, 2013. infoLibre was founded by a team of former journalists from El Pais and Público. The website has links to French portal Mediapart. infoLibre also publishes a monthly magazine called TintaLibre. The first issue of the magazine was released on March 9, 2013.
Categories And Social Media
The portal has a wide range of categories to cater to the interest of its target audience. Politics, Economy, Culture, Opinion, Environment and Videos are some of the sections available on Info Libre. It also has official accounts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedln.
Info Libre is said to the pioneer in the Spanish digital media sector because of its business model in which a part of content is paid and exclusively for the subscribers. The newspaper’s subscribers get a daily feed of news stories around midnight as well as the monthly magazine.
La Información is a news website in the Spanish language. Based in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, it was launched in the year 2009. While Daniel Toledo Quer is its director, Mamen Borreguero Romero is the editor-in-chief (2021).
For the ease of reading, La Información has segregated the news stories into different sections such as Business, Economy, Spain, Society, Opinion and People among others. La Información is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedln.
La Verdad is a daily newspaper headquartered in Murcia, Spain. Published in the Spanish language, it is the most prominent newspaper in the Murcia and Albacete province. La Verdad Multimedia, S.A is the publisher of the newspaper. La Verdad was first published on March 1, 1903. In 1988, the daily became a part of Grupo Vocento.
Digital Media Presence
La Verdad also has a news website, which was launched in 1998. To cater to the interest of its readers, the online portal has segregated the news stories into various sections such as Region, Sports, Spain, World, Economy, Culture, Technology and People among others. It also has official accounts on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The circulation of La Verdad plummeted gradually with time. While in 1993, its circulation was that of 46,919 copies, in 2002, it decreased to 40,832. It went down to 35,136 copies in 2009 and 30,500 copies in 2011.
In 2014, the newspaper had a circulation of 20,524 copies. La Verdad is circulated in Murcia, Alicante and Albacete. Besides Murcia, it also has editions for Cartagena, Lorca and Albacete.
Ara is a daily newspaper based in Barcelona, Catalonia. It started publication on November 28, 2010 and said to have sold out all 120,000 print copies on the first day. Carles Capdevila was its founding editor.
According to Wikipedia, it is the third most-read daily in Catalonia besides being the most-read newspaper in Catalan language. It also has a regional edition, Ara Balears, which claims to be the most popular newspaper in Catalan language on Balearic Islands.
Digital Media Presence
Ara also has a news portal besides the print edition. The website has various sections such as Opinion, Politics, International, Economy, Society, Science and Technology, Culture, Styles and Sports among others. It also offers mobile application for both Android and iOS users.
Ara is present on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. As stated by Wikipedia, in September 2017, the website had approximately 3.2M visitors.
Ara offers some selected news items in English and Spanish languages as well. Ara also includes Catalan translations of news reports and articles from the international edition of New York Times.
It is majorly dependent on subscribers as its major source of revenue. In 2015, subscription comprised 41 percent of its income. In February 2012, its distribution was expanded to few areas in Valencia, specially in the Province of Castelló.
Diario Sur is a Spanish language regional newspaper. Headquartered in Málaga, it is a part of Prensa Malagueña, S.A. that is owned by Grupo Vocento. As per data by OJD, back in 2005, its circulation was 36, 501.
The first issue of Diario Sur appeared in February 1937. Published in broadsheet format, initially, the newspaper was known as Arriba. However, soon it adopted its current name. The newspaper was a part of Medios de Comunicación Social del Estado, which liquidated in March 1984. After that, the workers of the daily took control of the company. In 1989, the organisation merged with Correo, which is now Grupo Vocento, under the name Prensa Malagueña, S.A.
Digital Media Presence
Diario Sur is also available as a website. In order to cater to the interest of its readers, the news stories on the portal are segregated into various sections such as World, Spain, Sports, Opinion, Culture, Society, People and Style, Technology, Photos and Video among others. It is also present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Readers can also receive latest news and updates via WhatsApp.
Europa Sur is a daily newspaper published in tabloid format. The Spanish language newspaper is published in Algeciras. Its first issue appeared in the year 1989. It was founded by Federico Joly Höhr. Europa Sur has its distribution throughout Campo de Gibraltar region. The newspaper is also sold in Cádiz, Seville and Ceuta.
The daily is owned by the Joly Group. The newspaper shares content and supplements with other group headers published in Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Almería, Granada, Huelva, Málaga, Cádiz and Seville.
Digital Media Presence
It also has a digital edition to complement its print version. The sections available on the portal are Society, Economy, Sports, Culture and Opinion among others. As far as social media presence is concerned, it is present on Facebook and Twitter. Europa Sur also has a YouTube channel.
As per data published by OJD between July 2007 and June 2008, the circulation of newspaper was recorded at 5,227 copies and 4338 copies. In March 2009, the total number of visitors on its website was 328,057. José Joly Martínez de Salazar is the president-editor of the group (2021). Meanwhile, Javier Chaparro is its director since 2016.
VilaWeb is a Spanish news portal and an evening newspaper in Catalan language. However, unlike traditional newspapers, VilaWeb cannot be purchased from any newsstands. One can either get it printed or download it on the device.
Partal, Maresma & Associats is the publishing company of the website. It was founded by Assumpció Maresma and Vicent Partal, who are still its owners. Vilaweb majorly relies on the subsidies and financial support by the government of Catalonia.
Its origin can be traced back to the year 1995. Back then, it was an online directory in Catalan known as Infopista. A year later, the portal evolved as a news website. In 2007, VilaWeb launched its web TV, which is now available on YouTube and iTunes.
Later in 2009, VilaWeb inaugurated a newsroom in El Raval, Barcelona. It also launched its English edition in January 2014. The evening newspaper came much later in June 2017. It is only available to its subscribers.
To cater to the interest of its target audience, VilaWeb has segregated the news stories into sections such as Country, Opinion, World, Society, Culture, Economy, Science and TV among others. It is also available on Facebook and Twitter. In 2018, VilaWeb boasted of having approximately 2,200,000 unique visitors on its web page.
Diario De Sevilla
Diario De Sevilla is a Spanish-language newspaper based in Seville. The first issue of the daily newspaper appeared on February 28, 1999. Founded by José Joly Martínez de Zalazar, it is owned by Joly Group of communication.
The organisation was chaired by Federico Joly, who at that time already owned Diario de Cádiz, Diario de Jerez and Europa Sur. While Manuel Clavero Arévalo was the first president of Diario De Sevilla, its first director was Manuel Jesús Florencio. In 2006, Diario De Sevilla bagged SND (Society for News Design) award for newspaper with the best design.
Digital Media Presence
Diario De Sevilla also has a website to complement its print edition. The news portal covers a wide range of genres and has sections such as Economy, Society, Sports, Culture and Opinion. It also has separate categories such as Seville, Province and Andalusia that carry all that’s happening in and around the region.
Diario De Sevilla is present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Diari de Girona
Diari de Girona is a daily newspaper published in the Catalan language. It is owned by the media group Prensa Ibérica. Established in 1943, it has its headquarters in Girona, a city in northern Catalonia. Jordi Xargayó i Teixidor is the director of the newspaper (2021).
Initially, it was named Los Sitios and the newspaper operated from the equipment confiscated from another paper L’Autonomista, run by the Rahola family. Back then, it was the only daily publication in the Girona province.
By the end of the 1970s, the newspaper changed its name to Los Sitios-Diari de Girona, and gradually started functioning in the Catalan language. Later, in the beginning of the 1980s, it started publishing with its current name and became fully operational in the Catalan language.
Digital Media Presence
Diari de Girona is also available as a website for netizens. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into different categories such as Local, Sports, Economy, Opinion, Culture, Life and Style, Community and Multimedia among others. It also has official accounts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
El Norte De Castilla?
El Norte de Castilla is a daily newspaper headquartered in Valladolid, Spain. Published in the Spanish-language, its origin can be traced back to 1854. El Norte de Castilla is considered one of the oldest daily newspapers in Spain. It is owned by Grupo Vocento. The newspaper has separate editions for Palencia, Salamanca, and Segovia.
In 1854, Mariano Pérez Mínguez and Pascual Pastor founded El Avisador that later, in 1856, went on to merge with a local competitor, El Correo de Castilla. As a result, El Norte de Castilla was established in April 1856. Its first issue appeared on October 17, 1856. The newspaper was acquired by Gaviria and Zapatero in 1870.
In 1893, El Norte de Castilla was sold to César Silió y Cortés and Santiago Alba y Bonifaz, under whose leadership it started being published daily. In 1992, the newspaper came under Grupo Correo, which was later included in Grupo Vocento. Miguel Delibes was the director of El Norte de Castilla from 1958 to 1963. He went on to become one of the greatest novelists in Spain.
Digital Media Presence
El Norte de Castilla launched its website in 1997. Spain, World, Cultures, Sports, Technology, People, Photos and Videos are some of the sections available on the news portal. El Norte de Castilla is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Republica is a news website in the Spanish language. Launched in the year 2010, it is based in Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Republica was founded by Pablo Sebastian, who earlier launched La Estrella Digital. Editor Digital Siglo XXl is the publisher of the portal.
Republica is neither aligned to any political party nor does it promote any ideology. During its launch, Pablo Sebastian said in an interview that Republica will be “more interpretive than informative”
Republica has a wide range of categories to cater to the interest of its readers. Spain, Economy, International, Sports, Science, Technology, Culture and People are some of the sections available on the website. It is also present on Facebook and Twitter.
El Periódico de Aragón
El Periódico de Aragón is an Aragonese daily newspaper. Belonging to Grupo Zeta, the first issue of El Periódico de Aragón appeared on October 23, 1990. The daily was founded by Juancho Dumall. Headquartered in Zaragoza, El Periódico de Aragón is published in the Spanish language.
The daily soon went on to become one of the top newspapers in the region. Some of its popular columnists include writer John Bolea and songwriter Joaquin Carbonell. El Periódico de Aragón is published in Berliner format.
Digital Media Presence
El Periódico de Aragón has a news website besides a print edition. The online portal has various sections such as Spain, Economy, Sports, Society, Culture and Multimedia among others. There is also a special category that contains news from in and around Zaragoza. It is even available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Nicolás Espada is the director of El Periódico de Aragón (2021). On February 16, 2015, to mark the 25th anniversary of El Periodico de Aragon, Zaragoza decided to name and dedicate a square in the city to the daily.
Vozpópuli is a Spanish language news portal. Launched on October 10, 2011, the portal is based in Calle Sauceda, Madrid. Vozpópuli describes itself as “an independent and liberal digital medium”. The portal states that its ideology is based on three factors- being free, trustworthy and honest. Alvaro Nieto is the director of Vozpópuli (2021).
Vozpópuli was founded by journalist Jesus Cacho, who had earlier launched El Confidencial in 2001. Cacho left El Confidencial and established Vozpópuli with his own money. The company initially had only 22 people on the payroll. The revenue of Vozpópuli is based on advertising. No subscription fees are required to read its exclusive articles.
For ease of reading, there are various categories on the website. Economy, Opinion, Culture, Science, Television, Fashion, Culture, History, Technology and Motor are sections one can find on the portal. It is present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Vozpópuli also has a mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
El Plural is a Spanish language news website. It was launched on September 19, 2005. Though its geographical origin is in Catalonia, the portal also covers national and international issues. El Plural originated as a project by Catalan journalist Enric Sopena.
Headquartered in Madrid, the capital city of Spain, Corporate Communicator is the publisher of El Plural. While Marcos Paradinas is the editor-in-chief, Angélica Rubio is its director (2021). The portal is said to be aligned with the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party.
To cater to the interest of its readers, El Plural has segregated the news stories into various sections and sub-sections such as Politics, Economy, Society, Opinion, Magazine and many more. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. El Plural boasts of having 2,200,000 unique users per month.
Back in 2011, journalist Carlos Carnicero was fired from the organisation after he repeatedly criticised former Prime Minister Zapatero’s PSOE government.
Granada Hoy is a daily newspaper published in the city of Granada, Spain. The Spanish language daily is owned by Joly Group, a leading Andalusian publishing house. The first issue of Granada Hoy appeared in 2003. While José Joly Martínez de Salazar is the president-editor, María José Guzmán is the chief content editor of Granada Hoy (2021).
Digital Media Presence
Granada Hoy is also present on the digital media as a website. The web portal has segregated its news stories into several sections to cater to the interest of its target audience. Andalusia, Society, Economy, Sports and Opinion are some of the categories available on the website. Granada Hoy is also present on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
As per the data released by the Office for the Justification of Dissemination (OJD), Granada Hoy had a circulation of 3,840 copies in 2010. Meanwhile, its web portal had an average of 96,537 visits in the same year.
El Dia is a daily newspaper headquartered in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). The Spanish language newspaper is published in tabloid format. The first issue of El Dia appeared on October 15, 1910, under the supervision of Leoncio Rodríguez. It is said to be the largest newspaper in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. El Dia is owned by Prensa Ibérica.
Digital Media Presence
El Dia also has a news portal to complement its print edition. For the ease of its readers, the website has segregated the articles and news stories into various sections such as Sports, Economy, Life and Style, Culture and Leisure among others.
El Dia also has official accounts on major social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linkedln.
Catalunya Diari ?
Catalunya Diari is a news portal in the Catalan language. Launched in 2016, the website is published by Catalunya Diari Digital SL that is based in Reus in Catalonia, Spain. It is said to be the most widely read online portal in the Catalan language. It is headquartered in Barcelona.
During the first month after its launch, Catalunya Diari faced severe criticism because of the content it published on the website. Other digital mediums in the Catalan language accused the portal of publishing fake stories and carrying sensational headlines for clicks.
For the convenience of its readers, Catalunya Diari has segregated the news stories into several sections such as Politics, News, Events, Television, Fashion and many more. It is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. In June 2019, the portal reached 2,868,550 unique users, stated Wikipedia. Guillem Bargalló Palau is the director.
Deia is a Spanish newspaper based in Basque Country. Headquartered in Bilbao, its first issue appeared on June 8, 1977. Mitxel Unzueta, Luzio Aginagalde, Luis María Retolaza and Eli Galdós are founders of Deia.
Owned by Editorial Iparraguirre S.A., it is a bilingual newspaper. Though it is mainly written in the Spanish language, one can find some articles in Basque as well. Deia is a part of the media organisation Grupo Noticias that publishes several other Spanish newspapers such as Noticias de Álava en Álava, Diario de Noticias in Navarra and Noticias de Gipuzkoa in Guipúzcoa.
The first issue of Deia was published within three months after the establishment of its parent organisation on March 21, 1977. Two conditions favoured its speedy launch. First was the democratic elections in Spain and the second was the Basque nationalist societies which wanted to create a left-leaning newspaper. Hence, Deia went on to become the first Basque newspaper published in post-Franco Spain.
While Manuel Igarreta and Fernando Múgica were the first editors-in-chief, Ignacio Iriarte Areso served as the first director of Deia.
Digital Media Presence
Deia also has a web edition to complement its print version. The portal has sections such as Economy, Sports, Culture and Opinion among others. It is also present on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Part 3: Business news
In the third part of the article, we will discuss about the most prominent Spanish publications that are known for their business news coverage.
Cinco Días, which translates to Five Days in the English language, is a Spanish language newspaper that covers news related to business. The newspaper, which rolled out its first issue in 1978, is published in Spanish capital Madrid. According to VoxEurope, Cinco Días is the oldest business newspaper in Spain.
Cinco Días captured the market soon after its launch as the country witnessed an oil crisis in the mid-1970s and the Spaniards wanted to read more about labor-related problems and macroeconomics. A study conducted by the University of Navarra claims that Cinco Días had a circulation of 21,623 copies in 1994.
Expansión is a Spanish language newspaper that publishes news related to economic and business with its base in Madrid. The Grupo Recoletos owns the business newspaper that was started in May 1986. Unidad Editorial is the publisher of the newspaper that has El Mundo and Marca as its sister publications. The base of the tabloid newspaper is in Madrid.
According to The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Expansión used to come under the regulation of the British group Pearson until 1990s. Ârea Editorial was the publisher of Expansión during this period.
In 1994, the Society for News Design (SND) awarded Expansión the World’s Best Designed Newspaper. Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia led the celebration on the 25th anniversary of the newspaper in September 2011.
The business newspaper has a website as well with news sections like Markets, Saving, Business, Economy, E & Employment, Legal, Technology and Directives among others. One can follow Expansión on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for regular news updates.
El Economista is a Spanish language newspaper that publishes daily in Madrid with its focus on economic, financial and business news.
The first edition of El Economista came out on February 28, 2006. It was then only the fourth business daily newspaper in the country. Alfonso de Salas, Gregorio Pena and Juan Gonzales are credited for the establishment of the financial newspaper. The same set of people started El Mundo daily at the same time.
El Economista is published by the Editorial Ecoprensa, S.A. According to one of its archives from 2014, professionals, modern readers and investors are among the target audience of El Economista. Free competition, transparency and female equality are among the ideas promoted by the business paper.
According to the Innovation Media, El Economista had a circulation of 26,155 copies in 2007. By 2012, the circulation of the newspaper increased to 32,274 copies, claims money-marketuk.
El Economista has a website as well that publishes news in sections like Markets and Quotes, IBEX 35, M. Continuous, Business, Economy, Living Place, Status and Opinion among others. One can enjoy exclusive services and access digital publications and supplements El Economista with its online subscription.
La Gaceta, which translates to The Business Gazette in the English language, is a Spanish language business newspaper owned by the Intereconomia Group. The company is known for its conservative stance and supports market liberalism. Having started in March 1989, the business paper has a website as well with news sections like Present, Opinion, Interviews and Gaceta TV.
Part 4: Sports news
In the fourth part of the article, we will discuss about the most prominent Spanish publications that are known for their sports news coverage.
Marca is a national sport newspaper in Spain. The Spanish language newspaper was founded on December 21, 1938 when Spanish Civil War was at its peak. The tabloid was founded by Gisben Awuku. Marca was initially published as a weekly. It started being published as a daily from November 25, 1942. Owned by Unidad Editorial, it mainly covers football, especially Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.
Manuel Fernández Cuesta was its first editor. Marca was initially owned by Punto Editorial SA. In 1984, the newspaper was acquired by Espacio Editorial, which later came to be known as Recoletos. In 2007, it merged with Unedisa to form Unidad Editorial.
Currently, this multimedia communication group also publishes newspapers such as El Mundo and Expanison. It also launched Spain’s first radio station, Radio Marca in 2001. In 2010, Marca TV was launched, however, its operations shut down in 2013.
Digital Media Presence
Marca also has online version with special categories for Soccer, Basketball and Motor among others. Besides an edition for Spain, Marca also has special editions for Mexico, USA, Argentina and Colombia. Marca is also available on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. It even offers mobile app for both Android and iOS devices.
AS is a sports newspaper in Spain. The daily is published in the Spanish language. It mainly covers football, especially Madrid football teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Getafe CF, CD Leganés, Atlético Madrid and Rayo Vallecano. Headquartered in Mardrid, the daily also has satellite bureaus in A Coruña, Seville, Valencia, Barcelona, Bilbao and Zaragoza.
The first issue of AS appeared on December 6, 1967. The name AS was derived from previous publication, Graphic Week As, published from 1932 to 1936. The newspaper belongs to PRISA that also owns El Pais and Cinco Días. Published in the tabloid format, it was established by Luis Montiel Balanzat. Ignacio Díez is the publisher of the newspaper.
Digital Media Presence
Besides print edition, AS is also available as a website. The portal has different categories for different sports such as Basketball, Soccer, Motor, Tennis, and Cycling among others. In May 2012, an English language sub-site was launched which translated articles and news stories from the original Spanish website.
AS also has special editions for Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, America and Peru. It has accounts on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. AS is also available as a mobile application for both Android and iOS devices.
Mundo Deportivo is a Spanish national sports newspaper. The Spanish language daily is headquartered in Barcelona. Basically, it covers FC Barcelona. However, at the same time, the daily also focuses on Spanish basketball league (ACB), Formula One car racing and Grand Prix motorcycle racing, etc.
La Vanguardia is the sister newspaper of Mundo Deportivo.
Published in tabloid format, it is owned by Grupo Godó. The first issue of Mundo Deportivo appeared on February 1, 1906. Initially, it appeared weekly, however, since 1929, Mundo Deportivo began being published on a daily basis.
For the uninitiated, it is the oldest sports newspaper in Spain that is still operational. Mundo Deportivo also boasts of being the second oldest sports newspaper in Europe after Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Digital Media Presence
Mundo Deportivo has a website to complement its print edition. The portal has various categories like Basketball, Handball, Soccer, Cycling, Rugby, International Soccer, Athletics, Running, Videos and Opinion among others.
Mundo Deportivo is also present on social media platforms. One can find it on Facebook and micro-blogging site Twitter. Its mobile application is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Sport is a daily sports newspaper in Spain. The Spanish language daily is headquartered in Barcelona, Catalonia. Sport is published in tabloid format. It was established by Josep María Casanovas. Owned by Grupo Zeta, the first issue of Sport appeared on November 3, 1979.
The same group also publishes El Periódico de Catalunya. Ediciones Deportivas Catalanas, S.A is the publisher of the newspaper.
Digital Media Presence
Sport has a web edition besides the print version. To cater to the interest of its audience, the portal has different categories such as Basketball, Motor, Tennis, Real Madrid, Soccer, Results, Swimming, Handball and many more.
Sport also has special editions for the U.S, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and UK. It is available on all major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The primary target audience of Sport is readers in Catalonia. Besides focusing on FC Barcelona, it also covers Spanish football in general and other sports such as basketball, cycling, handball and tennis.
Super Deporte ?
Super Deporte is a Spanish daily sports newspaper. Headquartered in Valencia, it is published by Prensa Ibérica Media Group. The company was founded by Javier Moll in 1978. While Julián Montoro is the director, Carlos Bosch is its editor-in-chief.
Its first issue appeared in 1993. Super Deporte mainly covers football and other sports in Valencia with a major focus on Valencia CF and Levante UD.
Digital Media Presence
Super Deporte also has a website besides the print edition. For the convenience of its readers, the portal has segregated the news stories into various sections such as Soccer, Basket, Motor, Technology, Multimedia and Valencia CF among others.
Super Deporte is also available on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Agencia EFE is a news agency based in Spain. The multimedia wire service is the fourth largest agency in the world, namely after the Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France-Presse. Also, it is the first Spanish news agency. Agencia EFE is owned by Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI).
Agencia EFE was established by then Spain’s Interior Minister Ramón Serrano Súñer on January 3, 1939. Centro de Corresponsales and Fabra are its predecessors. It was originally founded in Burgos, which was the headquarters of Dictator Francisco Franco. Later, in 1940 it shifted its headquarters to Madrid.
It claims that 3,000 journalists from 60 nationalities work 24/7 from over 180 cities in 120 countries for the agency. Agencia EFE has four editing tables in three continents of the world- Madrid, Bogotá, Cairo (Arabic), and Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese).
In 2007, Agencia EFE even organised the second News Agencies World Congress (NAWC). “More than forty percent of the international information from agencies published in Latin America is from EFE,” it states on its Facebook page.
Digital Media Presence
Agencia EFE also has a website. The portal has special editions for America, Brazil and Portugal. It is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Spanish press has developed with the privatization, though many of the small media organisations came under the control of the bigger ones. Traditional print media is struggling amid the rise of digital media.
Most of the Spanish newspapers that are operational today were started during the country’s transition to democracy. While ABC and La Vanguardia are much relevant from historical aspect, newspapers like El País and El Mundo became household names soon after their establishment.
The national press is free to report news related to Cataán and Basque nationalism, along with country’s economy, immigration, human rights, women rights and the rights of homosexuals. Article 20 in the Spanish Constitution guarantees the right to express to the citizens. The press is also free to publish in languages other than Spanish.
El País is the highest circulated newspaper in Spain with an average circulation of 436, 0000, according to Press Reference. Marca, ABC, El Mundo and La Vanguardia are among the other popular newspapers currently publishing in Spain. La Vanguardia, El Correo Español, El Periódico and La Voz de Galicia are among the most popular regional Spanish newspapers.
The internet and computer technology is on boom in Spain. Government-owned newspaper Boletín Oficial del Estrado started the trend of online newspapers in 1994. In the next year, papers like ABC and El Diario Vasco launched their online editions, followed by El Mundo and El País. By 2002, the country had over 100 editions of printed Spanish newspapers on the internet.
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