Expresso (Portuguese newspaper)

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Expresso
Expresso 20071222.jpg
The 22 December 2007 front page of
Expresso
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Impresa (Sojornal)
Editor Ricardo Costa
Founded 1973; 42 years ago (1973)
Language Portuguese
Headquarters Lisbon
Circulation 108,923 (2011)
Website expresso.pt
Expresso (April 2006), (bottom left)

Expresso (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɐi̯)ˈʃpɾɛsu]) is the flagship publication of the Group Impresa and is published weekly in Portugal.

History and profile[edit]

Expresso was founded by Francisco Pinto Balsemão in 1973.[1][2] The paper is based in Lisbon[1] and published weekly[3] in broadsheet.[4] The newspaper is part of the Portuguese company Impresa.[5][6]

A weekly newspaper, it incorporates various supplements, covering general news, business, sports, international news, entertainment, society, a magazine, recruitment and real estate classified supplements, as well as having a site on the Internet. It is particularly known for its editorial independence and its probing political reporting, making it a newspaper of reference.

The Prémio Pessoa is a notable Portuguese award instituted in 1987 by Expresso and the Unisys Company. It is one of the most reputed prizes awarded in Portugal, named after the poet Fernando Pessoa.

In 1980 Expresso, in partnership with SDG – Simuladores e Modelos de Gestão – created the Global Management Challenge, a strategic management competition for university students.

The circulation of Expresso was 138,000 copies in the period between January and September 2000.[7] Between January and March 2003 its circulation was 142,000 copies, making it the best-selling newspaper in the country.[6] The 2011 circulation of the paper was 108,923 copies.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Expresso (Portugal)". Publicitas. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Douglas L. Wheeler; Walter C. Opello (10 May 2010). Historical Dictionary of Portugal. Scarecrow Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-8108-7075-8. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Press in Portugal - Historical Overview". GMCS. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Newspaper Sizes". Paper Sizes. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Reality could become a show…". BANIF Investment Banking. 15 September 2005. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Top 10 Daily Newspapers in Portugal by Circulation". Top Ten.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  7. ^ Manuel Pinto; Helena Sousa (2004). "Portugal". In M. Kelly et. al. The Euromedia Handbook. London: SAGE. pp. 180–190. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Imprensa: Circulation Portugal 2011

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