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Tiempo, also known as El Tiempo and Tiempo de hoy, was a Spanish language weekly news magazine published in Spain from 1982 to 2018.

CategoriesNews magazine
Circulation29,229 (2013)
PublisherGrupo Zeta
FounderAntonio Asensio Pizarro
First issue17 May 1982 (1982-05-17)
Final issueJanuary 2018
Based inMadrid


History and profileEdit

Tiempo was first published on 17 May 1982.[1][2] Its founder was Antonio Asensio Pizarro,[1] who also established Grupo Zeta in 1976.[3] Julián Lago was the first editor-in-chief of the magazine of which headquarters is in Madrid.[2] Although it was started as political magazine, its focus on politics reduced in June 1987.[2] Then it began to frequently cover news about culture, entertainment, economy and sports.[2]

The magazine was published weekly by Diciones Zeta, S.A. or Grupo Zeta on Fridays.[1][4][5] The company also published other publications, including Interviu, a magazine,[6][7] and El Periódico de Catalunya, a daily newspaper.[8]

Tiempo focused on news about social issues.[1] Its target audience was people of high and upper-medium social class from all parts of Spain[4][9] and 67% of its readers are males.[9] The magazine had a council of readers.[10] The magazine has a centrist political leaning[11] and is a sensationalist publication.[12] The US Department of State also described the magazine as a centrist publication in 2000.[13] It is also argued that the weekly has a left-liberal political stance.[1]

Its last issue was published in January, 2018.[14]


The circulation of Tiempo was 141,000 copies in 1994.[15] Its circulation was 31,680 copies in 2009.[16] In June 2011 the weekly had a circulation of 24,975 copies.[9] For the first part of 2013 the circulation of the magazine rose to 29,229 copies.[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tiempo de hoy". Euro Topics. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Luis Algorri. "Tres decenios de periodismo". Especiales (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Muerte de un Editor (Death of an editor)". El Mundo (in Spanish). 22 April 2001. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Tiempo (Spain)". Publicitas International AG. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Grupo Zeta Makes Bold Strides into Digital Economy" (PDF). Accenture. 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  6. ^ Alan Riding (29 May 1989). "New Competition in Spain's Media". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  7. ^ Alan Albarran (10 September 2009). Handbook of Spanish Language Media. Routledge. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-135-85430-0. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Grupo Zeta Makes Bold Strides Into Digital Economy" (PDF). Accenture. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b c "Tiempo" (PDF). GCA International. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Spain. Media landscape". European Journalism Centre. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Spain". World Press. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Spain. Media". Country Studies. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Country Commercial Guides for FY 2000: Spain". US Department of State. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  14. ^ Rivasés, Jesús (26 January 2018). "Allá va la despedida". Tiempo.
  15. ^ Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (Occasional Paper No:99/4). University of Navarra. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  16. ^ "World magazine trends 2010/2011. Spain" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  17. ^ "List of represented titles" (PDF). Publicitas International AG. November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.

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