Capital (newspaper)

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Capital
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11–17 December 2010 issue
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Economedia
Founder(s)Ivo Prokopiev
Editor-in-chiefAlexei Lazarov / Teodora Vassileva
Founded1993
Political alignmentLiberal
LanguageBulgarian
HeadquartersSofia
ISSN1310-7984
Websitewww.capital.bg

Capital (Bulgarian: Капитал) is the most influential weekly newspaper and one of the most popular media brands in Bulgaria. Its mission is not only to report and describe what happens, but also to explain why it happens and to predict what is to come.

Ever since its founding day, the newspaper has championed quality journalism, ethical values and responsibility towards readers. Capital wins confidence with its principled and consistent editorial policy and adequate coverage of domestic and global developments. Its readership consists of economically active people with university degrees, most of them specialized professionals, business owners or corporate partners.

The first issue of Capital was put out in 1993 by a group of ten people with clear ideas and goals. The team was determined to become "the dog that bites" and to defend the interests of taxpayers.

A redesign in 2006 has left the main body of the newspaper structured into four parts. The idea behind the new layout is to address readers’ interests more fully. The content is also changed – in the direction of more in-depth writing, more useful information and hot topics, and a clearer stand.

Various business-to-business events are organized under the Capital brand. Known for its opinions, the weekly has become an institution in Bulgaria's contemporary history.

History and profile[edit]

Capital was established in 1993.[1] As of 2002, Capital was part of Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group who owned part of the Economedia publishing company. In November 2007 the Bulgarian owners of Economedia bought the shares back.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Georgi Kantchev; Nelly Ognyanova (2013). "Bulgaria: Press Subsidies in the Shadows". In Paul Murschetz (ed.). State Aid for Newspapers. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 978-3-642-35691-9. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ Koinova, Elena (30 November 2007). "Handelsblatt exits Economedia investor structure". The Sofia Echo. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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