La Jornada

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La Jornada
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Typical front page of La Jornada
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Publisher Desarrollo de Medios S.A. de C.V.
Editor Carmen Lira Saade
Founded 1984; 34 years ago (1984)
Political alignment Liberal/Progressive
Language Spanish
Headquarters Mexico City, Mexico
Circulation National

La Jornada (The Working Day) is one of Mexico City's leading daily newspapers. It was established in 1984 by Carlos Payán Velver. The current editor (directora general) is Carmen Lira Saade. La Jornada has presence in seven states of the Mexican Republic with local editions in Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, San Luis Potosí, Puebla and Veracruz (La Jornada de Oriente). It has approximately 287,000 readers in Mexico City,[1] and, according to them, their website has approximately 180,000 daily page views.[2]

The online version was launched in 1995, with no restrictions on access and a Google-based search that includes the historic archives of the newspaper. The website is hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

Noam Chomsky has described La Jornada as "maybe the only real independent newspaper in the hemisphere".[3][4]


Many of the newspaper's editorialists have academic affiliations with the UNAM or the Colegio de México.

It occasionally translates and includes op-eds from Robert Fisk, Noam Chomsky, James Petras, Howard Zinn, Greg Palast and others. Fidel Castro also repeatedly contributed to the newspaper as an author.

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  1. ^ Pulso: Articulos Nuevos
  2. ^ Introducción Daily page views according to La Jornada
  3. ^ Borpujari, Priyanka (6 July 2013). "What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky". Tehelka. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  4. ^ Chomksy, Noam (Oct 6, 2009). Chomsky: US Supported Indian, Pakistani Nuclear Programs (Conference). San Francisco, CA: 
  5. ^ "BUSQUELA EL PRIMER LUNES DE CADA MES EN LA JORNADA". La Jornada. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "Verónica Murguía". Enciclopedia de la Literatura en México (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: CONACULTA. Retrieved 24 July 2015.