Público (Spain)

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Público (Spain) logo.svg
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Front page, 1 June 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Mediapubli
Editor Carlos Enrique Bayo[1]
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)[2]
Official website http://www.publico.es

Público (Spanish for "Public") is a Spanish online newspaper. It was launched as a daily newspaper, which was printed between 2007 and 2012.


One of only two national left-wing papers,[3] it had a harder-left editorial line than the circulation leader, El País.[4] It was also aimed at a younger readership. Público 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.[5]

After making financial losses for several years, and facing a 9 million deficit, Público folded its print edition in February 2012. Its parent company Mediapubli undertook to continue to publish the website publico.es,[4] which as at 2013 is still active as an on-line newspaper.

In its last year, Público was the ninth-largest general-interest newspaper in Spain and the fifth-largest of those headquartered in Madrid.[6]


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  1. ^ "Carlos Enrique Bayo". Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ ‘Público’ sigue creciendo y marca otro récord: 7,6 millones de usuarios según certifica OJD Publico. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ Andy Robinson (21 February 2013). "Political Corruption and Media Retribution in Spain and Greece". The Nation. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Giles Tremlett (24 February 2011). "Spanish Newspaper Público to Stop Printing". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Burnett, Victoria (22 October 2007). "A New Daily Starts in Spain, Aiming for the Young, Left-Leaning Reader". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Figures covering July 2010 to June 2011 from Spain's Oficina de Justificación de la Difusión, Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Público" cambia de director (Spanish)

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