|Political alignment||Right-wing, |
|Circulation||32,853 (January 2015)|
|Sister newspapers||The Slovak Spectator, Új Szó, Korzár and various regional My noviny newspapers|
History and profileEdit
SME was founded in mid-January 1993.
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.
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. In the beginning of 2015, the departed board members started a new newspaper, Denník N.
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