Público (Portugal)

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Público (Portugal)
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Sonae.com
Editor Bárbara Reis
Founded 5 March 1990
Political alignment Center
Headquarters Lisbon
Circulation 33,159 (2011)
Website publico.pt

Público (Portuguese for Public) is a Portuguese daily national newspaper published Portugal.

History and profile[edit]

Público was first published on 5 March 1990.[1][2] The paper was founded by Sonae[3] and is owned by the Sonae.com group. In 1992 Italian media company Repubblica International Holding SA, a subsidiary of Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, acquired 16.75% of the paper.[4]

Público is known as a publication of the French school with extensive texts and few illustrations. Its first editor-in-chief was Vicente Jorge Silva, formerly sub-editor-in-chief at Expresso. José Manuel Fernandes also served as the editor-in-chief of the paper. The new editor-in-chief is Bárbara Reis.

Público was the second Portuguese mainstream newspaper to have an online edition. Their online edition was free and included almost all the articles from the print edition, except for the pictures. In 2005 it changed from a fully free-access to a subscription model. In 2006, the HTML version of the current day's edition became free again, while the other contents, such as the PDF version (only for subscribers), enhanced HTML version and access to past editions, are still subject to registration and subscription.

The paper was awarded the European Newspaper of the Year in the category of nationwide newspapers by European Newspapers Congress in 2014.[5]

Between January and March 2003 Público had a circulation of 60,000 copies.[6] In 2005 the paper had a circulation of 46,111 copies.[7] Next year its circulation was 41,706 copies.[7] The circulation of the paper was 33,159 copies in 2011.[8]

Newspaper supplements[edit]

  • Inimigo Público
  • Ipsilon
  • Fugas
  • Pública
  • Revista 2

Discontinued supplements and sections[edit]

  • Público Junior
  • Economia
  • Digital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rui Alexandre Novais; Hugo Ferro (2013). "Media Stratups in a Creative Destructive Scenario". II. International Conference on Communication, Media, Technology and Design. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Manuel Pinto; Helena Sousa (2004). "Portugal". In M. Kelly et. al. The Euromedia Handbook. London: SAGE. pp. 180–190. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Helena Sousa (1994). "Portuguese Media: New Forms of Concentration" (Conference paper). University of Minho. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "History. 1990s". Gruppo Espresso. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "16th European Newspaper Award". Publicitas. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Top 10 Daily Newspapers in Portugal by Circulation". Top Ten.com. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Anabela Gradim. "Press and profitable news. A business model for online newspapers". BOCC. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Imprensa: Circulation Portugal 2011". Ligatea Media. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 

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