Front page, 1 June 2009
|Owner(s)||Display Connectors, SL.|
|Editor||Ana Pardo de Vera|
|Founded||26 September 2007|
|Ceased publication||(print) 24 February 2012|
|Headquarters||Calle Caleruega № 102|
|Circulation||7,592,279 unique visitors each month (online)|
History and profile
Público was established in September 2007. The founder is Jaume Roures, head of Mediapro. One of only two national left-wing papers (the other being El Diario), the paper had a harder-left editorial line than the circulation leader, El País. Público also aimed at a younger readership. The paper 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.
After making financial losses for several years, and facing a €9 million deficit, Público folded its print edition in February 2012. In its last year, the paper was the ninth-largest general-interest newspaper in Spain and the fifth-largest of those headquartered in Madrid.
Público and CTXT, a Spanish independent online publication, began a collaborative editorial agreement in June 2016.
- Ignacio Escolar (2007-9). Escolar, who had previously worked in Informativos Telecinco, Localia and La Voz de Almería, went on to work for a new online newspaper eldiario.es.
- Félix Monteira (2009–10), the second editor, left to take up a government appointment.
- Jesús Maraña was the last editor of the print edition.
- Carlos Enrique Bayo (2012–16)
- Ana Pardo de Vera (2016-)
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- "Público" cambia de director (Spanish)