Avui

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AVUI
Diari Avui Llegiu.JPG
Former logo
Type Daily newspaper
Format 39x29cm
Owner(s) Hermes Comunicacions (publisher of El Punt)
Founded 23 April 1976
Political alignment Catalan nationalism, Catalan independentism, Centrism
Language Catalan
Ceased publication 31 July 2011
Headquarters Enric Granados 84, Barcelona
Circulation 41,216 (OJD, June 2005)
Website Official website

Avui (Catalan pronunciation: [aˈvuj], meaning Today in English) was a Catalan daily newspaper, based in Barcelona, in Spain. It was one of the city's newest papers, having been founded in 1976. The editorial line was Catalan nationalist.

History and profile[edit]

Avui was first published on 23 April 1976,[1] (Saint George's day, a symbolic holiday in Catalonia). It initially relied on the subscriptions of thousands of Catalans for financial support. It soon went into financial problems and changed ownership. A partnership of two publishers along with the Catalan regional government itself took over in order to avoid imminent bankruptcy.

Then it went to change hands again in 2009, being bought by its rival El Punt, and creating the new newspaper El Punt Avui on 31 July 2011.

The Catalan government subsidises with important amounts those Catalan newspapers with at least one Catalan language edition. In 2008 Avui was only second to El Punt in terms of circulation/funds granted, having received almost 1.5 million euros that amounted to 48.9 euros per newspaper sold.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katrin Voltmer (2006). Mass Media and Political Communication in New Democracies. Psychology Press. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-415-33779-3. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Catalunya Generalitat

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