El Punt

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El Punt
Type Daily newspaper
Editor Emili Gispert
Founded 24 February 1979
Political alignment Catalanism, Left
Language Catalan
Headquarters Santa Eugènia 42, Girona
Circulation 25,800 (OJD, 2005)
Official website elpunt.cat

El Punt (Catalan pronunciation: [əɫ ˈpun], meaning in English "The Point") is a Catalan daily newspaper based in Girona, Catalonia (Spain). The newspaper was renamed in 1990 from the original Punt Diari ('Daily Point').

History[edit]

The newspaper was founded on 24 February 1979. In the beginning the paper was only circulated in the province of Girona, but from 11 September 2004 it became available in the province of Barcelona. By 2008 it had seven editions: Barcelona, Girona, Barcelonès nord, Maresme, Camp de Tarragona-Terres de l'Ebre, Penedès, and Vallès Occidental.

The Catalan government subsidises with important amounts those Catalan newspapers with at least one Catalan language edition. In 2008, El Punt was the most subsidised of them all in terms of circulation/funds granted, having received almost 2 million euros, which amounts to 72 euros a year per newspaper sold per day,[1] or almost 20 Euro cent per newspaper actually sold.

El Punt is currently the most widely sold newspaper with only a Catalan language edition, after having beat (and eventually bought) its peer Avui. In 2013 it published a controversial cartoon which depicted "Marca España", a government initiative created to improve Spain's image abroad, on a railway line destined to crash. It was published just days after the Santiago train derailment.[2] The newspaper claimed the cartoon was published erroneously, but in the following days the newspaper's building in Barcelona was vandalised with graffiti which stated: "No one laughs at the solidarity and blood of the Spanish people."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.libertaddigital.com/espana/2013-07-29/el-punt-avui-utiliza-la-tragedia-de-santiago-para-cargar-contra-espana-1276496293/
  3. ^ http://www.vozbcn.com/2013/07/31/142236/atacan-sede-elpuntavui-vineta/

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