Diário de Notícias

Diário de Notícias

The 26 December 2007 front page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Global Media Group
Editor João Marcelino
Founded 29 December 1864 (1864-12-29)
Political alignment Centre-right
Language Portuguese
Headquarters Avenida da Liberdade 266, 1250-149 Lisboa
Circulation 29,054 (2012)
ISSN 0870-1954
Website dn.pt

Diário de Notícias is a Portuguese daily newspaper published in Lisbon, Portugal.

History and profile

First issue of the Diário de Notícias (29 December 1864).

Diário de Notícias was first published in Lisbon on 29 December 1864 by Tomás Quintino Antunes and Eduardo Coelho.[1][2] At its early phase the paper had no explicit political stance and financially relied on the advertisements.[1][3] Its headquarters is in Lisbon.[4] During the 1880s the novelist Eça de Queiroz, then stationed in England in the Portuguese diplomatic service, contributed occasional "London letters" to the newspaper. Some of these were afterwards published in a book entitled Cartas de Inglaterra.

Before the Carnation revolution Diário de Notícias belonged to the Empresa Nacional de Publicidade.[5] Following the Carnation revolution, the paper was nationalized and later privatized in the early 1990s.[5] Then the paper and Jornal de Notícias were sold to the Lusomundo group.[5][6] Both papers are now owned by Global Media Group (formerly Controlinveste Media).[7][8]

Diário de Notícias is published in tabloid format.[9] Music critic Joaquim Seabra Pessoa, best known for being Fernando Pessoa's father, also worked for the paper.


In the period of 1995–1996 Diário de Notícias had a circulation of 63,000 copies, making it the second best-selling paper in the country.[10] The circulation of the paper was 44,055 copies in 2002.[11] It was 54,000 copies in 2003[9] and 45,015 copies in 2004.[11] The circulation of the paper was 37,992 copies in 2005, 37,904 copies in 2006 and 37,759 copies in 2007.[11] Its 2008 circulation was 33,626 copies in 2008.[8]

Diário de Notícias had a circulation of 34,119 copies in 2011[12] and 29,054 copies in 2012.[13]

Sections and supplements

Note: It is understood by «Non-periodical fixed supplements» that those are proper supplements of the newspaper (and not edited by external people to the newspaper for the newspaper to publish it) though not published periodically.

See also


  1. 1 2 Jorge Braga de Macedo (1983). "Newspapers and Democracy in Portugal: The Role of Market Structure". In Kenneth Maxwell. The Press and the Rebirth of Iberian Democracy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved 25 January 2015.  via Questia (subscription required)
  2. "European News Resources". NYU Libraries. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  3. Helena Lima (2013). "Oporto newspapers and the city readers. The construction of editorial and audiences identities". Revista internacional de Historia de la Comunicación. 1 (1). Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  4. Peter Karibe Mendy; Lobban Jr. (17 October 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. Scarecrow Press. p. 467. ISBN 978-0-8108-8027-6. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 Helena Sousa (1994). "Portuguese Media: New Forms of Concentration" (Conference paper). University of Minho. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  6. "Battle for Media Assets Heats Up As BPI-Cofina Raises Bid for Investec". The Wall Street Journal. Lisbon. 2 September 1999. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  7. "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. 1 2 Anabela Carvalho (2010). "Portugal: Media System" (PDF). The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  9. 1 2 "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  10. Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  11. 1 2 3 Paulo Faustino. "Media Concentration, Market Dynamics and Pluralism of Information: the Portuguese case" (PDF). International Political Science Association. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  12. Imprensa: Circulation Portugal 2011
  13. "Top 50 Magazines". IFABC. 30 April 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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