Expansión (Spanish newspaper)

Expansión is a Spanish economic and business newspaper published in Madrid, Spain.

Owner(s)Grupo Recoletos
PublisherUnidad Editorial
Founded1 May 1986; 35 years ago (1986-05-01)
Circulation55,971 (2012)
Sister newspapersEl Mundo

History and profileEdit

Expansión was established in May 1986.[1][2] The paper is published in tabloid format[2] and is owned by the Grupo Recoletos.[3] The publisher of the paper is Unidad Editorial.[4][5] Its sister newspapers are El Mundo and Marca.[5][6]

Expansión was part of the British group Pearson,[7] which had a share of 39% in the paper during the late 1990s.[8] During this period the publisher was Ârea Editorial.[2]

The headquarters of Expansión is in Madrid. The paper was awarded by the Society for News Design (SND) the World’s Best Designed Newspaper™ for 1994.[9] It celebrated its 25th anniversary in September 2011 with an event led by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia.[10]

Circulation and readershipEdit

The circulation of Expansión was 39,047 copies in 1994.[2] The paper had a circulation of 52,645 copies in 2001.[11] Its circulation fell to 48,108 copies in 2002.[6] In 2003 the circulation of the paper was 48,000 copies.[12] The paper had a circulation of 47,577 copies in 2005.[13]

Based on the findings of the European Business Readership Survey the paper had 13,047 readers per issue in 2006.[14] The 2008 circulation of the paper was 50,128 copies, making it the most read business newspaper in the country.[4] The OJD certified circulation of the paper was 55,971 copies in 2012.[15]


  1. ^ "Expansión (Spain)". Publicitas. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra. Archived from the original (Occasional Paper No:99/4) on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  3. ^ José Alberto García Avilés; Miguel Carvajal (2008). "Integrated and Cross-Media Newsroom Convergence". The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 14 (2): 221–239. doi:10.1177/1354856507087945. S2CID 145370840.
  4. ^ a b Alan Albarran (10 September 2009). Handbook of Spanish Language Media. Routledge. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-135-85430-0. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Daily Press" (PDF). Unidad Editorial. December 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  7. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 61.[dead link]
  8. ^ Denis McQuail; Karen Siune, eds. (1998). Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7619-5939-7. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  9. ^ "World's Best-Designed winners". Society for News Design. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  10. ^ Anniversary Europress. 8 September 2011.
  11. ^ Jagdeep S. Chhokar; Felix C. Brodbeck; Robert J. House (17 June 2013). Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies. Routledge. p. 644. ISBN 978-1-135-70380-6. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Financial Newspapers" (PDF). SFN Flash. 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  13. ^ Ramón Salaverría (2007). The Spanish Media Landscape (Book chapter). European Media Governance. Intellect Books Ltd. p. 279. ISBN 978-1-84150-192-5. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  14. ^ Craig Carroll (1 September 2010). Corporate Reputation and the News Media: Agenda-setting Within Business News Coverage in Developed, Emerging, and Frontier Markets. Routledge. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-135-25244-1. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  15. ^ ml "MD Spain sees circulation rise" Check |url= value (help). money-marketuk. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.[permanent dead link]

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