Expresso (Portuguese newspaper)
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History and profile
Expresso was founded by Francisco Pinto Balsemão in 1973. The paper is based in Lisbon and published weekly in broadsheet. The newspaper is part of the Portuguese company Impresa.
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.
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. Between January and March 2003 its circulation was 142,000 copies, making it the best-selling newspaper in the country. The 2011 circulation of the paper was 108,923 copies.
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