Avui (Catalan pronunciation: [əˈβuj], meaning "Today" in English) was a Catalan daily newspaper, based in Barcelona, in Catalonia. It was one of the city's newest papers, having been founded in 1976. The editorial line was Catalan nationalist.

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Hermes Comunicacions (publisher of El Punt)
Founded23 April 1976
Political alignmentCatalan nationalism, Catalan independentism, Centrism
Ceased publication31 July 2011
HeadquartersEnric Granados 84, Barcelona
Circulation41,216 (OJD, June 2005)
WebsiteOfficial website

History and profileEdit

Avui was first published on 23 April 1976,[1] (Saint George's day, a symbolic holiday in Catalonia). The founding company was Premsa Catalana.[2] The paper initially relied on the subscriptions of thousands of Catalans for financial support. It soon went into financial problems and changed ownership. A partnership of two publishers along with the Catalan national government itself took over in order to avoid imminent bankruptcy. The Grupo Godó owned 40% of the paper,[3] which had its headquarters in Barcelona.[4]

The Catalan government subsidises with important amounts those Catalan newspapers with at least one Catalan language edition. In 2008 Avui was only second to El Punt in terms of circulation/funds granted, having received almost 1.5 million euros that amounted to 48.9 euros per newspaper sold.[5]

Then it went to change hands again in 2009, being bought by its rival El Punt, and creating the new newspaper El Punt Avui on 31 July 2011.


  1. ^ Katrin Voltmer (2006). Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies. Psychology Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-415-33779-3.
  2. ^ Eamonn Rodgers; Valerie Rodgers, eds. (1999). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Culture (PDF). London: Routledge. p. 40. ISBN 0-415-13187-1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ Sandra Truscott; Maria Garcia (2012). Dictionary of Contemporary Spain. Routledge. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-136-59509-7.
  5. ^ Catalunya Generalitat

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