|Type||Print & online newspaper/ magazine|
|Founded||1 March 1995|
|Sister newspapers||SME, Korzár and various regional MY newspapers|
The Slovak Spectator is an English-language newspaper/ magazine published in Slovakia.
History and profile
The debut issue of The Slovak Spectator hit newsstands across Slovakia on 1 March 1995.
The newspaper was founded by four Americans: Rick Zednik, Richard Lewis, Eric Koomen and Daniel J. Stoll. Currently, only Koomen and Stoll are owners along with the largest media company in Slovakia, Petit Press, which also owns SME, Korzár and various regional MY newspapers.
The Slovak Spectator is published by The Rock, s.r.o. publishing house and covers local news, culture and business, and provides daily information about Slovakia on its website spectator.sme.sk.
The company also publishes three annual publications - Largest in Business (rankings of the largest companies in Slovakia), Investment Advisory Guide (a key to understanding the Slovak business environment), and Career Guide (explores Slovak labour market trends and human resources). Travel is another focus of the company – Spectacular Slovakia is a popular travel guide series about Slovakia and selected regions.
The Slovak Spectator's target audience consists of foreigners living and working in Slovakia, Slovaks with good command of English, students at universities, foreign companies established in Slovakia and embassies as well as similar groups living abroad, especially people who are living and working in Slovakia or who are preparing to do so.