Público (Spain)

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Público (Spanish for "Public") is a Spanish online newspaper. It was published as a print daily newspaper between 2007 and 2012. The print version folded but the newspaper continues online.

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Display Connectors, SL.
EditorAna Pardo de Vera
Founded26 September 2007 (2007-09-26)
Political alignmentLeft-wing
Ceased publication(print) 24 February 2012 (2012-02-24)
HeadquartersCalle Caleruega № 102
1ª Planta

Madrid, Spain
Circulation7,592,279 unique visitors each month (online)[1]
Websitewww.publico.es Edit this at Wikidata

History and profileEdit

Público was established in September 2007.[2][3] The founder is Jaume Roures, head of Mediapro.[2] One of only two national left-wing papers (the other being El Diario),[4][5] the paper had a harder-left editorial line than the circulation leader, El País.[6] Público also aimed at a younger readership.[7] The paper was two-thirds the length of its competitors and its price, initially only 50 cents, was less than half. The paper's original press run was 250,000 daily.[8]

After making financial losses for several years, and facing a 9 million deficit, Público folded its print edition in February 2012.[7][6] In its last year, the paper was the ninth-largest general-interest newspaper in Spain and the fifth-largest of those headquartered in Madrid.[9]

The parent company Mediapro [5] undertook to continue to publish the website publico.es,[6] which as of 2014 was still active as an online newspaper.[1][10]

Público and CTXT, a Spanish independent online publication, began a collaborative editorial agreement in June 2016.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Público sigue creciendo y marca otro récord. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  3. ^ Rosario de Mateo; Laura Bergés; Anna Garnatxe (2010). "Crisis, what crisis? The media: business and journalism in times of crisis". TripleC. 8 (2). Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  4. ^ Andy Robinson (21 February 2013). "Political Corruption and Media Retribution in Spain and Greece". The Nation. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b Esteban Romero-Frías; Liwen Vaughan (2012). "Exploring the Relationships Between Media and Political Parties Through web Hyperlink Analysis: The Case of Spain". Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 63 (5): 967–976. doi:10.1002/asi.22625. hdl:10481/48881.
  6. ^ a b c Giles Tremlett (24 February 2011). "Spanish Newspaper Público to Stop Printing". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Spain. Freedom of the Press 2013". Freedom House. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  8. ^ Victoria Burnett (22 October 2007). "A New Daily Starts in Spain, Aiming for the Young, Left-Leaning Reader". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Figures covering July 2010 to June 2011 in Spain Archived 18 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  10. ^ Anne Penketh; Philip Oltermann; Stephen Burgen (12 June 2014). "European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution". The Guardian. Paris, Berlin, Barcelona. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Público" cambia de director (Spanish)

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