Diário de Notícias (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdjaɾju ðɨ nuˈtisjɐʃ]) is a Portuguese weekly newspaper published in Lisbon, Portugal. Established since 1864, the paper is considered a newspaper of record for Portugal.

Diário de Notícias
The 26 December 2007 front page
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Global Media Group
EditorLeonídio Paulo Ferreira
Founded29 December 1864; 159 years ago (1864-12-29)
HeadquartersRua Tomás da Fonseca, Torre E, 3º Piso, 1600-209, Lisbon
Websitewww.dn.pt Edit this at Wikidata

History and profile

First issue of the Diário de Notícias (29 December 1864)

Diário de Notícias was first published in Lisbon on 29 December 1864 by Tomás Quintino Antunes and Eduardo Coelho.[1] At its early phase the paper had no explicit political stance and financially relied on the advertisements.[2] Its headquarters is in Lisbon.[3] During the 1880s the novelist Eça de Queiroz, then stationed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, in the Portuguese diplomatic service, contributed occasional "London letters" to the newspaper. Some of these were afterwards published in a book entitled Cartas de Inglaterra.

Before the Carnation Revolution Diário de Notícias belonged to the Empresa Nacional de Publicidade, a propaganda arm of the dictatorship.[4] Following the Carnation Revolution, the paper remained nationalized until the early 1990s.[4] Then the paper and Jornal de Notícias were sold to the Lusomundo group.[4][5] In 2005 the Controlinveste group bought the papers.[6] Both papers are now owned by Angolan media conglomerate Global Media Group (formerly Controlinveste Media).[7][8]

Diário de Notícias is published in tabloid format.[9] Music critic Joaquim de Seabra Pessoa [pt], father of poet Fernando Pessoa, worked for the paper. In 2018 Diário de Notícias became a weekly newspaper published on Saturdays.

The paper is considered a newspaper of record for Portugal.[10][11]



In the period of 1995–1996 Diário de Notícias had a circulation of 63,000 copies slightly down on its 1880s circulation and below its peak as a propaganda newspaper for the Estado Novo in the 1930s (circulation of 120,000 in mainland Portugal and an additional 70,000 in its colonies), making it the seventh best-selling newspaper and third best selling daily newspaper in the country.[12] The circulation of the paper was 44,055 copies in 2002.[13] It was 54,000 copies in 2003[9] and 45,015 copies in 2004.[13] The circulation of the paper was 37,992 copies in 2005, 37,904 copies in 2006 and 37,759 copies in 2007.[13] Its 2008 circulation was 33,626 copies in 2008.[8]

Diário de Notícias sold 34,119 copies in 2011[14] and 29,054 copies in 2012.[15]

By 2017 the circulation was down to less than 19,000 copies and the newspaper had undergone a change to a tabloid journalism relying on its online advertising and the Angolan media group that owns it to stay open.[citation needed]


    • Classificados DN
    • Dinheiro Vivo
    • 1864
  • Non-existent supplements (nowadays):
    • DNA
    • DN Negócios (changed its name to DN Bolsa then to DN Economia and in 2015 to Dinheiro Vivo which became a separate newspaper in 2016 and news site in 2017)
Note: It is understood by «Non-periodical fixed supplements» that those are proper supplements of the newspaper (and not edited by external people to the newspaper for the newspaper to publish it) though not published periodically.

See also



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  2. ^ Helena Lima (2013). "Oporto newspapers and the city readers. The construction of editorial and audiences identities". Revista Internacional de Historia de la Comunicación. 1 (1): 74–91. doi:10.12795/RiHC.2013.i01.04.
  3. ^ Peter Karibe Mendy; Lobban Jr. (17 October 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Scarecrow Press. p. 467. ISBN 978-0-8108-8027-6.
  4. ^ a b c Helena Sousa (1994). "Portuguese Media: New Forms of Concentration" (Conference paper). University of Minho. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Battle for Media Assets Heats Up As BPI-Cofina Raises Bid for Investec". The Wall Street Journal. Lisbon. 2 September 1999. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  6. ^ Helena Sousa; Elsa Costa e Silva (2009). "Keeping up Appearances". The International Communication Gazette. 71 (1–2): 89–100. doi:10.1177/1748048508097933. hdl:1822/29886. S2CID 145600148.
  7. ^ "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b Anabela Carvalho (2010). "Portugal: Media System" (PDF). The International Encyclopedia of Communication.
  9. ^ a b "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  10. ^ Wheeler, Douglas L.; Opello, Walter C. Jr. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Portugal (3rd ed.). The Scarecrow Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0810860889. The major Lisbon newspapers are Didrio de Noticias (daily and newspaper of record) ....
  11. ^ Eaman, Ross (2009). The A to Z of Journalism. The Scarecrow Press. p. 237. ISBN 978-0810871540. The most prestigious newspaper for print journalists is the Diario de noticias, Portugal's "newspaper of record", followed by the more popular Jornal de noticias and the staunchly independent Publico.
  12. ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6.
  13. ^ a b c Paulo Faustino. "Media Concentration, Market Dynamics and Pluralism of Information: the Portuguese case" (PDF). International Political Science Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Imprensa: Circulation Portugal 2011". Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.