El Mundo (Spain)

El Mundo
(El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno)
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Front page, 1 June 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Unidad Editorial S.A.
EditorDavid Jiménez
Founded23 October 1989; 29 years ago (1989-10-23), as El Mundo del Siglo Veinte
Political alignmentLiberal, centre-right
HeadquartersMadrid, Spain
Circulation266,294 (2011)
Sister newspapersMarca

El Mundo (English: The World), formally El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (English: The World of the Twenty-First Century) is the second largest printed daily newspaper in Spain. The paper is considered one of the country's newspapers of record along with El País and ABC[citation needed].

History and profile

El Mundo was first published on 23 October 1989.[1][2] Perhaps the best known of its founders was Pedro J. Ramírez, who served as editor until 2014.[3] Ramirez had risen to prominence as a journalist during the Spanish transition to democracy.[4] The other founders, Alfonso de Salas, Balbino Fraga and Juan González, shared with Ramírez a background in Grupo 16, the publishers of the newspaper Diario 16. Alfonso de Salas, Juan Gonzales and Gregorio Pena also launched El Economista in 2006.[5]

El Mundo, along with Marca and Expansión, is controlled by the Italian publishing company RCS MediaGroup[1] through its Spanish subsidiary company Unidad Editorial S.L.[6][7] Its former owner was Unedisa which merged with Grupo Recoletos in 2007 to form Unidad Editorial, current owner of the paper.[8]

The paper has its headquarters in Madrid,[9] but maintains several news bureaus in other cities. The daily has a national edition and ten different regional editions,[10] including those for Andalusia, Valencia, Castile and León, the Balearic Islands and Bilbao. It is published in tabloid format.[11]

In 2005 El Mundo started a supplement for women, Yo Donna, which was modelled on IO Donna, a supplement of the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.[12]

In January 2014 Pedro J. Ramírez, editor of the paper, was fired from his post.[13][14] He argued that reporting on corruption scandals involving Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy led to his sacking.[13][14] Casimiro García-Abadillo served as editor until April 2015, when he was replaced in turn by David Jiménez.[3][15]

Other Languages
asturianu: El Mundo
català: El Mundo
čeština: El Mundo
dansk: El Mundo
Deutsch: El Mundo
Esperanto: El Mundo
euskara: El Mundo
galego: El Mundo
한국어: 엘 문도
italiano: El Mundo
Latina: El Mundo
Lëtzebuergesch: El Mundo
Nederlands: El Mundo
norsk: El Mundo
português: El Mundo (Espanha)
română: El Mundo
русский: El Mundo
sicilianu: El Mundo
suomi: El Mundo
svenska: El Mundo
українська: Ель-Мундо