El País



El País logo 1976
El País logo 1976
Name: "El País"

Category: Newspapers

Founders:
--- José Ortega Spottorno
--- Jesús de Polanco
--- Juan Luis Cebrián

First issue: May 4, 1976 - Madrid, Spain

First editor: Ediciones El País, S.L. - Promotora de Informaciones, S.A (PRISA)

First format: Tabloid

First price: 10 pesetas

Overview: El País, based in Madrid, is a daily newspaper owned by the Spanish media conglomerate PRISA. The appearance of El País is characterized by its sobriety, in both its treatment of information and its esthetics. The newspaper was designed by Reinhard Gade and Julio Alonso; it has had the same design from its foundation until October 21, 2007, with hardly any changes: it used only black-and-white photographs, and the same Times Roman font. The paper's ideology has always been defined by a leaning towards Europeanism.
El País was first published on 4 May 1976, six months after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, and at the beginning of the Spanish transition to democracy. The first editor-in-chief of the daily was Juan Luis Cebrián. El País was the first pro-democracy newspaper within a context where all the other Spanish newspapers were influenced by Franco's ideology. The circulation of the paper was 116,600 copies in its first year. In 1983 El País was awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and the Humanities. The 2008 circulation of El País was 435,083 copies, making it the most read daily in the country.

Motto (until Oct. 21, 2007): «Diario independiente de la mañana» - "Independent morning daily"

Property: © Ediciones El País, S.L. - © PRISA

Official website: http://www.elpais.com

El País, front page of the first issue 1976
El País, front page of the first issue (May 4, 1976)

El País, front page July 4, 1976
El País, front page of the issue dedicated to Adolfo Suárez, Spain's first democratically elected Prime Minister since the Second Spanish Republic and a key figure in the country's transition to democracy after the death of authoritarian leader Francisco Franco (July 4, 1976)

The founders of El País
The founders of El País. From left: José Ortega Spottorno (Nov. 13, 1918 - Feb. 18, 2002), journalist and publisher; Jesús de Polanco (Nov. 7, 1929 - July 21, 2007), businessman; Juan Luis Cebrián (Oct. 30, 1944), writer and journalist, first editor-in-chief of El País.

El País, June 19, 2014
El País in its advanced version (June 19, 2014 - proclamation of Spain's King Felipe VI)