La Jornada (The Working Day) is one of Mexico City's leading daily newspapers. It was established in 1984 by Carlos Payán Velver. The current editor (directora general) is Carmen Lira Saade. La Jornada has presence in eight states of the Mexican Republic with local editions in Aguascalientes, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, San Luis Potosí, Puebla and Veracruz (La Jornada de Oriente). As of 2006 it had approximately 287,000 readers in Mexico City,[1] and, according to them, their website has approximately 180,000 daily page views.[2]

La Jornada
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logo of La Jornada
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherDesarrollo de Medios S.A. de C.V.
EditorCarmen Lira Saade
Founded1984; 39 years ago (1984)
Political alignmentLeft-wing
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
Circulation287,000 (readership, 2006[1])

The online version was launched in 1995, with no restrictions on access and a Google-based search that includes the historic archives of the newspaper. The website is hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).


Many of the newspaper's editorialists have academic affiliations with the UNAM or the Colegio de México.

It occasionally translates and includes op-eds from Robert Fisk, Noam Chomsky, James Petras, Howard Zinn, Greg Palast and others. Fidel Castro also repeatedly contributed to the newspaper as an author.


Noam Chomsky described 'La Jornada as "maybe the only real independent newspaper in the hemisphere".[5][6]

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  1. ^ a b "Pulso: Articulos Nuevos". Archived from the original on 6 April 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2006.
  2. ^ Introducción Daily page views according to La Jornada
  3. ^ "BUSQUELA EL PRIMER LUNES DE CADA MES EN LA JORNADA". La Jornada. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Verónica Murguía". Enciclopedia de la Literatura en México (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: CONACULTA. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  5. ^ Borpujari, Priyanka (6 July 2013). "What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky". Tehelka. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ Chomsky, Noam (6 October 2009). Chomsky: US Supported Indian, Pakistani Nuclear Programs (Conference). San Francisco, CA:

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