Público (Spain)


Front page, 1 June 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Mediapro
Editor Carlos Enrique Bayo[1]
Founded 26 September 2007
Political alignment Left-wing
Ceased publication (print) 24 February 2012
Headquarters Calle Caleruega Nº. 102, 1ª Planta, Madrid,  Spain
Circulation 7.592.279 unique visitors each month (online)[2]
Website http://www.publico.es

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

History and profile

Público was established in September 2007.[3][4] The founder is Jaume Roures, head of Mediapro.[3] One of only two national left-wing papers,[5][6] the paper had a harder-left editorial line than the circulation leader, El País.[7] Público also aimed at a younger readership.[8] 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.[9]

After making financial losses for several years, and facing a 9 million deficit, Público folded its print edition in February 2012.[8][7] In its last year, the paper was the ninth-largest general-interest newspaper in Spain and the fifth-largest of those headquartered in Madrid.[10]

The parent company Mediapro[6] undertook to continue to publish the website publico.es,[7] which as at 2014 is still active as an on-line newspaper.[2][11]


See also


  1. "Carlos Enrique Bayo". Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  2. 1 2 Público’ sigue creciendo y marca otro récord. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. 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.
  5. Andy Robinson (21 February 2013). "Political Corruption and Media Retribution in Spain and Greece". The Nation. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  6. 1 2 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. Retrieved 18 December 2014.
  7. 1 2 3 Giles Tremlett (24 February 2011). "Spanish Newspaper Público to Stop Printing". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  8. 1 2 "Spain. Freedom of the Press 2013". Freedom House. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  9. Victoria Burnett (22 October 2007). "A New Daily Starts in Spain, Aiming for the Young, Left-Leaning Reader". The New York Times.
  10. Figures covering July 2010 to June 2011 in Spain, Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  11. 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.
  12. "Público" cambia de director (Spanish)

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