La Nación

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La Nación (The Nation) is an Argentine daily newspaper. As the country's leading conservative paper,[6] La Nación's main competitor is the centrist Clarín. It is regarded as a newspaper of record for Argentina.[7]

La Nación
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Front page on 19 October 2015
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid on weekdays, broadsheet on weekends
Owner(s)MNMS Holding and Mitre Family
Founder(s)Bartolomé Mitre
PublisherFernando Laborda
Editor-in-chiefPablo Sirvén
Managing editorFernán Saguier[1]
Founded4 January 1870; 151 years ago (1870-01-04)[2]
Political alignmentConservative liberalism[3][4]
LanguageSpanish
HeadquartersVicente López, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina[5]
Circulation160,000
ISSN0325-0946
Websitewww.lanacion.com.ar

Its motto is: "La Nación will be a tribune of doctrine." It is the second most read newspaper in print, behind Clarín, and the third in digital format, behind Infobae and Clarín. It has an application for Android and iOS phones.

The printing plant is located in the City of Buenos Aires and its newsroom is located in Vicente López, Province of Buenos Aires.[8]

The newsroom also acts as a studio for the newspaper's TV channel, LN+.[9]

OverviewEdit

The paper was founded on 4 January 1870 (replacing the former publication Nación Argentina), by former Argentine President Bartolomé Mitre and associates. Until 1914, the managing editor was José Luis Murature, Foreign Minister of Argentina from 1914-1916. Enjoying Latin America's largest readership until the 1930s, its daily circulation averaged around 350,000, and exceeded only by Crítica, a Buenos Aires tabloid.[10] The 1945 launch of Clarín created a new rival, and following the 1962 closure of Crítica, and the 1975 suspension of Crónica, La Nación secured its position as the chief market rival of Clarín.[11]

Originally published in Bartolomé Mitre's home (today, the Museo Mitre), its offices were moved a number of times until, in 1929, a Plateresque headquarters on Florida Street was inaugurated.[12] The publishing group today is headquartered in the Bouchard Plaza Tower, a 26-storey Post-modern office building developed between 2000 and 2004 over the news daily's existing, six-storey building.[13]

The director of La Nación, Bartolomé Mitre (the founder's great-great-grandson), shares control of ADEPA, the Argentine newspaper industry trade group, and of Papel Prensa, the nation's leading newsprint manufacturer, with Grupo Clarín. The newspaper was part of the conflict between Kirchnerism and the media, when Lidia Papaleo denounced, endorsed by the Kirchners, that they would have been forced to sell Papel Prensa under torture during the Dirty War. Judge Julián Ercolini acquitted him in 2016, pointing that there was no evidence to support the claim.[14]

In early 2012, La Nación bought ImpreMedia, the publisher of El Diario-La Prensa, La Opinión and other US-based Spanish-language newspapers. On October 30, 2016, La Nación announced a change in its printing format, with weekday editions now being printed as tabloids and weekend editions retaining the traditional broadsheet format.[15]

AwardsEdit

In 2019, the Society for News Design named La Nación as the World's Best Designed Newspaper, sharing the award together with The Sunday Times and The New York Times.[16]

CirculationEdit

La Nación's daily circulation averaged 165,166 in 2012, and still represented nearly 20% of the daily newspaper circulation in Buenos Aires; the paper is also distributed nationwide and around the world.[17]

According to third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb, La Nación's website is the 9th and 17th most visited in Argentina respectively, as of August 2015.[18][19] SimilarWeb rates the site as the 4th most visited news website in Argentina, attracting almost 32 million visitors per month.[19][20]

GalleryEdit

 
La Nación +, new television channel.

Editorial stanceEdit

 
Headquarters in Olivos, Buenos Aires Province.

La Nación was born as a partisan newspaper, to sustain the political action of Bartolomé Mitre, former President of Argentina.[22]

Mitre had just closed the Argentine Nation and decided to replace it with this other newspaper that he conceived as a platform of doctrine. It would be destined to propagate the liberal ideology that he dreamed of for the country.[23]

He inspired an editorial policy opposed to discrimination and openly in favor of full equality between Argentines and foreigners.[24]

In the 19th century, La Nación was silent for four closures. The fifth and final closure suffered was ordered by Julio Argentino Roca, amidst the debates on the unification of the public debt.[25]

In the two world wars, La Nación was clearly oriented in favor of the allied cause, and critical, in both cases, of the neutrality policy of the Argentine government. George Clemenceau, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Charles De Gaulle were constantly portrayed on the pages as heroes of the cause for freedom.[26]

Jorge Adolfo Mitre, director of the newspaper for twenty years with a liberal profile, urged the newspaper to follow the laws of common, free and compulsory education, of the secularization of cemeteries and of civil marriage.[27]

Hipólito Yrigoyen, the radical caudillo twice president, was tried with manifest severity in his governments. La Nación found reasons to win sympathy with the government of Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear.[28]

In 1920 the direction of the literary supplement that he had decided to include in the Sunday editions was left in the hands of Arturo Cancela, a nationalist catholic. For this, Benito Mussolini wrote articles. So did Leon Trotsky, as he fled the world when the Stalinists who were chasing him.[29]

The newspaper supported the revolution that broke out in 1930 with José Felix Uriburu. But after there was a condemnation of the newspaper to the electoral fraud that dominated the country between 1931 and 1943.[30]

It has been the Argentine newspaper that is most involved with the development of the agriculture, the most efficient sector of the national economy.[31]

Victoria Ocampo, Adolfo Bioy Casares and Ernesto Sabato found in a journal of liberal and also conservative ideas, the appropriate environment to express their thoughts.[32]

Until his death, it ideologically supported the national liberalism.[33] Since then, consolidated a trend conservative liberal, being specially critical of the peronist governments.[34]

José Claudio Escribano, historical Deputy Director of the newspaper and member of its Editorial Board, declared that he is simultaneously liberal and conservative:[35]

La Nación is simultaneously a liberal and conservative newspaper... and we feel good in that place. We are conservative regarding the defense of values that are highly representative of Argentine society. The defense of freedom, the defense of a minimum order without which an organized society is not possible, the defense of the republican institutions that the constituents of 1853-60 gave us. And we are liberals in the broadest sense of the word. We are not liberal economists, but as long as we are in favor of the possibility that in all areas of knowledge the reader has a plural informative offer.

Historic contributorsEdit

Some of the most famous writers in Latin America have appeared regularly in its columns.

Notable columnistsEdit

Today, it has prominent columnists and journalists.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fernán Saguier es el nuevo director de LA NACION". La Nación. November 18, 2020.
  2. ^ "150 años de una tribuna de doctrina". La Nación. February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "La Nación es un diario conservador y liberal". El Litoral. October 3, 2001.
  4. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  5. ^ Cayón, David (12 September 2013). "La Nación inicia la mudanza de su histórico edificio de la calle Bouchard" [La Nación starts moving from its historic building in Bouchard Street]. El Cronista (in Spanish).
  6. ^ Ares, Carlos (January 5, 1985). "El periódico conservador argentino 'La Nación' ha cumplido 115 años". El País.
  7. ^ Vigón, Mercedes (12 July 2013). "Journalism ethics is 'personal and non-transferable'" (Interview). Interviewed by International Press Institute. Retrieved 10 April 2019. In spite of the readership crisis in the United States, The New York Times is a newspaper of record in many countries, as is Le Monde in France or La Nación in Argentina.
  8. ^ Cayón, David (12 September 2013). "La Nación inicia la mudanza de su histórico edificio de la calle Bouchard" [La Nación starts moving from its historic building in Bouchard Street]. El Cronista (in Spanish).
  9. ^ "La Nación lanzó su canal de televisión: LN+" [La Nación launched its TV channel: LN+]. TotalMedios (in Spanish). 30 September 2016. Retrieved 2020-10-24.
  10. ^ "Hace 90 años "Crítica" salía a renovar la prensa argentina". www.clarin.com.
  11. ^ Ares, Carlos (January 5, 1985). "El periódico conservador argentino 'La Nación' ha cumplido 115 años" – via elpais.com.
  12. ^ "Diario La Nación: El fundador y la fundación {{in lang|es}}". Archived from the original on 2016-04-16. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  13. ^ "Un rascacielos diferente". www.lanacion.com.ar.
  14. ^ "Causa Papel Prensa: sobreseyeron a Héctor Magnetto, Ernestina Herrera de Noble y Bartolomé Mitre" [Papel Prensa case: they acquitted Héctor Magnetto, Ernestina Herrera de Noble and Bartolomé Mitre] (in Spanish). Infobae. December 16, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  15. ^ "La Nación, con un nuevo formato: la edición impresa ahora es un compacto", Diario La Nación, October 30, 2016.
  16. ^ Wile, Jon (5 April 2019). "World's Best winners in print and digital honored at SND41 opening reception". The Society for News Design - SND. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Clarín vende un 32% menos que en 2003 y reduce su presencia en el mercado de diarios (Clarin sells 32% less than in 2003 and reduced its presence in the market daily)". Telam. August 30, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  18. ^ "lanacion.com.ar Site Overview". Alexa. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  19. ^ a b "Lanacion.com.ar Analytics". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  20. ^ "Top 50 sites in Argentina for News And Media". SimilarWeb. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  21. ^ https://www.lanacion.com.ar/sociedad/torre-al-rio-una-conjuncion-de-innovacion-y-sustentabilidad-nid1622715
  22. ^ http://www.iese.edu.ar/EUDE/p=3809
  23. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  25. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  26. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  27. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  28. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  29. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  30. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  31. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  32. ^ "Luces y sombras de un gran diario". La Nación. José Claudio Escribano. December 8, 2019.
  33. ^ de 2018, Por Juan Thames 27 de enero. "Bartolomé Mitre, uno de los constructores de la Argentina moderna". Infobae.
  34. ^ Rapoza, Kenneth. "Conservatives Give Up On Argentina's President Macri. 'Game Over.'". Forbes.
  35. ^ "La Nación es un diario conservador y liberal". El Litoral. October 3, 2001.

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