La Verdad (Murcia)

La Verdad is a Spanish language daily newspaper based in Murcia, Spain. It is the largest newspaper of the Murcia province[1] as well as of the Albacete province. During 53 years it had presence in the Alicante province,[2] being discontinued from the Land of Valencia in 2017.[3]

La Verdad
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Grupo Vocento
PublisherLa Verdad Multimedia, S.A.
Founded1 March 1903; 118 years ago (1903-03-01)
Circulation20,524 (2014)
Sister newspapersABC
El Correo Español
El Diario Vasco
El Diario Montañés
Las Provincias
WebsiteLa Verdad

History and profileEdit

La Verdad was first published on 1 March 1903.[2][4] The paper became part of the Vocento Group in 1988.[4] The company also owns ABC, El Correo Español, El Diario Vasco, El Diario Montañés and Las Provincias, among the others.[5][6] The publisher of La Verdad is La Verdad Multimedia, S.A.[2][7]

The headquarters of La Verdad is in Murcia[5][8] and the paper serves for the provinces of Murcia, Alicante and Albacete.[2] It has editions for Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Albacete.[2] The online edition of the paper was launched in 1998.[7]

José María Esteban served as the editor-in-chief of La Verdad.[1]


In 1993 La Verdad sold 46,919 copies.[9] The circulation of the paper was 40,832 copies in 2002.[6] Its 2009 circulation was 35,136 copies.[2] The paper sold 30,500 copies in 2011.[10] The paper had a circulation of 20,524 copies and 197,000 readers in 2014.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b José A. García Avilés; Klaus Meier; Andy Kaltenbrunner; Miguel Carvajal; Daniela Kraus (2009). "Newsroom integration in Austria, Spain and Germany". Journalism Practice. 3 (3): 285–303. doi:10.1080/17512780902798638.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "WAN-IFRA XMA Cross Media Awards 2010". WAN IFRA. 2010. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Cierra el diario 'La Verdad' en Alicante, tras más de medio siglo informando". Diario Información. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Regional Press. La Verdad". Vocento Group. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Media group Vocento restructures its operations in Malaga". Sur in English. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b 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. hdl:11000/4555.
  8. ^ Victoria Carrillo; Ana Castillo; María Jiménez-Fernández (2012). "The boom and the establishment of "blogs" in online regional press in Spain". Observatorio (OBS*) Journal. 6 (4).
  9. ^ "Facts of Spain". Florida International University. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  10. ^ "La Verdad". Cesanamedia Italy. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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