SME (newspaper)

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SME or Denník SME (in English: WE ARE Daily) is one of the most widely read mainstream broadsheets in Slovakia. Their website,, is one of the most visited Internet portals in Slovakia.[2]

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TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherPetit Press
FoundedJanuary 1993
Political alignmentRight-wing,[1]
neo-liberalism[citation needed]
HeadquartersBratislava, Slovakia
Circulation32,853 (January 2015)
Sister newspapersThe Slovak Spectator, Új Szó, Korzár and various regional My noviny newspapers

History and profileEdit

SME was founded in mid-January 1993.

SME appears 6 times a week. It is issued by Petit Press.[3] The sister newspapers of SME include The Slovak Spectator, Új Szó, Korzár and various regional My noviny newspapers[4]

The former managing editors were Martin M. Šimečka and founding editor-in-chief was Karol Ježík. Its target group is very wide, but officially it focuses on readers in bigger cities and agglomerations.

Its circulation in December 2006 was 76,590 copies. It was 53,000 copies in 2011. The paper had a circulation of 62,890 copies in September 2012.[5] and 32,853 in January 2015 [6]

In 2014, the Namav, a subject subvenced by the Penta Investments group, announced the purchase of Petit Press, the publisher of the newspaper. In reaction, a major part of the editorial board, including the editor-in-chief, announced their resignation. "We are leaving SME and we will try to create a new medium that no one will suspect that it serves someone other than the readers", stated Matúš Kostolný, the departing editor-in-chief.[7] In the beginning of 2015, the departed board members started a new newspaper, Denník N.


  1. ^ SME, Presseurop, retrieved 23 June 2011
  2. ^ "Top Sites in Slovakia". Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ Miroslav Kollar; Tomáš Czwitkowics. "Mapping digital media: Slovakia" (PDF). Open Society Foundation.
  4. ^ "Petit Press". Petit Press. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Inzercia SME". Petit Press. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
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  7. ^ "Penta se nedala odradit. Vstoupila do slovenského deníku Sme" (in Czech). Aktuálně.cz (originally ČTK). 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.

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