Jornal de Notícias

Jornal de Notícias (JN) (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒoɾˈnaɫ ðɨ nuˈti.sjɐʃ]; meaning News Journal in English) is a Portuguese daily national newspaper, one of the oldest in Portugal.

Jornal de Notícias
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The 27 December 2007 front page of
Jornal de Notícias
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Global Media Group
EditorDomingos de Andrade
Founded21 June 1888
Circulation65,403 (September–October 2013)

History and profileEdit

JN was founded in Porto[1] and was first published on 21 June 1888.[2] It was one of two Portuguese newspapers published in Angola during the colonial rule.[3] The other was Diário Popular.[3] JN has since become one of the most popular newspapers, especially after the Carnation Revolution.

Following the Carnation revolution, JN was nationalized and later privatized in the early 1990s.[4] Then the paper and Diário de Notícias were sold to the Lusomundo group.[4][5] In 2005 the Controlinveste group bought papers.[6] Both papers are now owned by Global Media Group, which was named Controlinveste Media until January 2015.[7][8]

In 1995 JN started its online version, being one of the first two Portuguese newspapers in this regard.[9] Since the late 1990s the paper has provided several gifts as a way to retain and attract new readers. It could offer various gifts, such as collectible fascicles and cutlery.

JN is published in four editions: National, Centre, Minho, and South. Its editor-in-chief is Domingos de Andrade.[10]


The circulation of JN was 108,000 copies in the period between January and September 2000.[1] Between January and March 2003 the paper had a circulation of 109,000 copies.[11] The circulation of the paper was 102,000 copies in 2003, making it the second best selling newspaper in the country.[12]

Its circulation was 100,188 copies in 2005.[13] It was the second best-selling newspaper in Portugal with a circulation of 92,000 copies in 2007.[14] Between September and October 2013 the paper sold 65,403 copies.[7]

Sections and supplementsEdit

Entrance to JN building in Porto
  • News Magazine Supplement or NM (weekly, on Sunday)
  • News Saturday Supplement or NS (weekly, on Saturdays)
  • TV or NTV News Supplement (weekly, on Fridays)
  • JN classifieds Supplement (daily)
  • JN Business Supplement (weekly, on Fridays)
  • Sports Supplement (daily)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Manuel Pinto; Helena Sousa (2004). "Portugal". In M. Kelly; et al. (eds.). The Euromedia Handbook (PDF). London: SAGE. pp. 180–190.
  2. ^ Carlos A. Cunha; Rhonda Cunha (2010). Culture and Customs of Portugal. ABC-CLIO. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-313-33440-5.
  3. ^ a b Festus Eribo; William Jong-Ebot (1997). Press Freedom and Communication in Africa. Africa World Press. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-86543-551-3.
  4. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ Anabela Carvalho (2010). "Portugal: Media System" (PDF). The International Encyclopedia of Communication.
  9. ^ João Canavilhas (2012). "From Remediation to Convergence: Looking at the Portuguese media". Brazilian Journalism Research. 8 (1). ISSN 1981-9854.
  10. ^ "Ficha técnica". Jornal de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Top 10 Daily Newspapers in Portugal by Circulation". Top Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  12. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  13. ^ Anabela Gradim. "Press and profitable news. A business model for online newspapers" (PDF). BOCC. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  14. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.

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