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; 16 years ago (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]

La Razón 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.

The 2008 circulation of the paper was 153,024 copies.[3]


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.[4] In Internet it is possible to find competitions to vote and decide which front page is the most controversial.[5]

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.[6]


  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. ^ Alan Albarran (10 September 2009). Handbook of Spanish Language Media. Routledge. p. 25. ISBN 978-1-135-85430-0. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "La polémica portada de La Razón agita las redes". La informacion. May 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Las portadas más polémicas de La Razón". The Ranking. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "La portada de 'La Razón' revuelve a la izquierda". Publico. Retrieved 28 June 2013.