i (Portuguese newspaper)

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TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lena Group
Founded7 May 2009; 13 years ago (2009-05-07)

i (abbreviation for “informação”, meaning information in English) is a Portuguese language compact daily newspaper published in Lisbon, Portugal.

History and profile[edit]

i was first published on 7 May 2009.[1][2] The founding company of the paper was Sojormedia group.[3] The paper is part of Lena Group.[4] It has its headquarters in Lisbon.[5]

Martim Avillez Figueiredo was the editor-in-chief of the daily[6] and Mónica Bello served as the editor-in-chief of the online version.[7]

i is published in compact format.[8][9] The paper covers in-depth news analyzes, reportages and news stories[2] and is composed of four main sections: Opinion, Radar, Zoom and More.[7]

In 2009 i won the European Newspaper Award in the category of nationwide newspapers.[10] The paper was also awarded the World’s Best-Designed™ newspaper by the Society for News Design in 2011.[8]

In May 2009 i had a circulation of 11,000 copies and it was 16,000 copies in August 2009.[7] The circulation of the daily was 10,494 copies in 2010 and 8,939 copies in 2011.[11] The paper sold 6,044 copies in 2012.[11]


  1. ^ "Overview of the Sector". GMCS. 19 May 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b Giles Tremlett (25 October 2010). "What lessons could the Independent learn from Portugal's i?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  3. ^ Anabela Carvalho (2010). "Portugal: Media System" (PDF). The International Encyclopedia of Communication.
  4. ^ Ana Machado (28 October 2009). "Revista "Grande Reportagem" pode voltar às bancas pelas mãos do grupo Lena". Publico. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ Matthew French. "Style profile: keeping an eye on i". News Designs. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  6. ^ Martim Avillez Figueiredo (8 November 2010). "The winding story of Europe's most innovative newspaper". Inma. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  7. ^ a b c Emma Goodman (5 November 2011). "A Portuguese success story: could i be the future of newspapers?". WAN IFRA. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b "SND32: "i" of Portugal named World's Best-Designed™". SND. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  9. ^ "References". Tolerans. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Case study: i, Portugal" (PDF). Tolerans. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.

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