Europa Press (news agency)
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|Founder||Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez Ossorio|
In September 23, 1953, Luca de Tena published on ABC with Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria, leader of the Soviet police, was in Spain after run away from the death of Stalin. Due to no one could check the information, Luca de Tena was dismissed. When he was thirty, he decided to write books and edit novel and pamphlet, so he founded an individual agency called Agencia Europea, where he admitted his allies Florentino Pérez Embid, Andrés Rueda, Lluis Valls, Gonzalo Fernández de la Mora and Javier García Vinuesa.
In 1953, Torcuato Luca de Tena y Álvarez Ossorio created Agencia Europa, a new agency to elaborate reports, novels summary, serials, etc. Four years later, in 1957, due to the prosperous beginning of the business, Luca de Tena registered it like Agencia Europa Press. The his first logotype represented Zeus transformed in a bull while he is kidnapping Europe, and in turn it represented Europe like an ideal politic and social region.
The Europa Press group is made up of several independent limited-liability companies, built around seven areas of business:
- Europa Press Noticias
- Europa Press Televisión
- Europa Press Reportajes
- Europa Press Comunicación
- Europa Press Internet
- Europa Press Ediciones
- Europa Press.Net
- Antonio Herrero Losada: He was the director during years, and could show respect, freedom, the truth, and courageousness to the editors. It involved penalties which was about to have his job losen. When he retired in 1989, he wrote the history of the agency, but he couldn't finish it because he died on August 1992.
- José Mario Armero Alcántara: He was president of Europa Press during decades after the end of the Francoist Spain. He was a very important figure to the Spanish transition to democracy, and served to Juan Carlos I and Adolfo Suárez. Armero Alcántar carried on writing the history of the agency which Herrero Losada started.
- Francisco Martín Fernández Heredia: He was president of Junta de Fundadores, chief executive officer and then president of Europa Press after the death of Armero Alcántara. Fernández Heredia administrated the resources of the agency. He sent a letter to Carrero Blanco so he could save the vanishing of the agency. At the beginning of 2007, Fernández Heredia planned to finish writing the history of the agency, but it was ended by Jesús Frías Alonso.
- Frías Alonso, Jesús (2012). De Europa a Europa: 30 años de historia vividos desde la noticia (in Spanish). Palabra. p. 656. ISBN 9788498407457.