Front page, 1 June 2009
|Editor||Carlos Enrique Bayo|
|Founded||26 September 2007|
|Political alignment||Left-wing, Republicanism|
|Ceased publication||(print) 24 February 2012|
|Headquarters||Calle Caleruega Nº. 102, 1ª Planta, Madrid, Spain|
|Circulation||7.592.279 unique visitors each month (online)|
History and profile
Público was established in September 2007. The founder is Jaume Roures, head of Mediapro. One of only two national left-wing papers, the paper had a harder-left editorial line than the circulation leader, El País. Público also aimed at a younger readership. The paper was two-thirds the length of its competitors and its price, initially only 50 cents, was less than half. The paper's original press run was 250,000 daily.
After making financial losses for several years, and facing a €9 million deficit, Público folded its print edition in February 2012. In its last year, the paper was the ninth-largest general-interest newspaper in Spain and the fifth-largest of those headquartered in Madrid.
- Ignacio Escolar (2007-9). Escolar, who had previously worked in Informativos Telecinco, Localia and La Voz de Almería, went on to work for a new online newspaper eldiario.es.
- Félix Monteira (2009-10), the second editor, left to take up a government appointment.
- Jesús Maraña was the last editor of the print edition.
- Carlos Enrique Bayo (2012)
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