La Razón (Madrid)

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La Razón
La Razón logo.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Grupo Planeta
Publisher Mauricio Casals
Editor Francisco Marhuenda
Founded 1998
Political alignment Conservativism, Catholicism, Spanish nationalism, Right wing, Monarchism
Language Spanish
Headquarters Calle Josefa Valcárcel 42, 28027 Madrid, Spain
Circulation 109,166 daily in 2011[1]
Official website

La Razón (Spanish for "Reason") is a daily newspaper based in Madrid, Spain. It has the sixth-highest circulation among general-interest Spanish dailies, and the fourth-highest among those based in Madrid.[1]

The newspaper has satellite news bureaux, and local editions, in Barcelona, Murcia, Seville, Valencia and Valladolid.

History and stance[edit]

The paper was founded in 1998 by Luis Maria Ansón.[2] It is owned by Grupo Planeta.[2] The newspaper's editorial stances are primarily liberal economically and conservative socially.


Francisco Marhuenda is the editor of the daily.[2] Leading contributors include Alfonso Ussía, César Vidal, Carmen Gurruchaga and Carlos Rodríguez Braun.[2]


La Razón has been a focus of attention for the intentionality in the design of the front pages, appearing even in other media and causing big debates in the social networks.[3] In Internet it is possible to find competitions to vote and decide which front page is the most controversial.[4]

The edition of 9 May 2012 caused a big aversion in some sectors, and it was criticized by the Le Monde newspaper, where it appeared photos of five students with names and surnames and a text below describing them as bad students and stirrers to make a call for participation on a protest against the cutbacks on education. The student union decided to report the newspaper.[5]


  1. ^ a b Figures covering July 2010 to June 2011 from Spain's Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión, Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "La Razón Digital – Traducir EN". Semantix's Blog. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "La polémica portada de La Razón agita las redes". La informacion. May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Las portadas más polémicas de La Razón". The Ranking. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "La portada de 'La Razón' revuelve a la izquierda". Publico. Retrieved 28 June 2013.