Jornal de Notícias

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Jornal de Notícias
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The 27 December 2007 front page of
Jornal de Notícias
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Global Media Group
EditorManuel Tavares
Founded21 June 1888
HeadquartersRua Gonçalo Cristóvão 195
4049-011 Porto
Circulation65,403 (September–October 2013)

Jornal de Notícias (JN) (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒoɾˈnaɫ ðɨ nuˈti.sjɐʃ]; meaning Journal News in English) is a Portuguese daily national newspaper, one of the oldest in Portugal.

History and profile[edit]

JN was founded in Porto[1] and was first published on 21 June 1888.[2][3] It was one of two Portuguese newspapers published in Angola during the colonial rule.[4] The other was Diário Popular.[4] JN has since become one of the most popular newspapers, especially after the Carnation Revolution.

Following the Carnation revolution, JN was nationalized and later privatized in the early 1990s.[5] Then the paper and Diário de Notícias were sold to the Lusomundo group.[5][6] Both papers are now owned by Global Media Group, which was named Controlinvesta Media until January 2015.[7][8]

In 1995 JN started its online version, being one of the first two Portuguese newspapers in this regard.[9] Since the late 1990s the paper has provided several gifts as a way to retain and attract new readers. It could offer various gifts, such as collectible fascicles and cutlery.

JN is published in four editions: National, Centre, Minho, and South. Its editor-in-chief is Manuel Tavares.


The circulation of JN was 108,000 copies in the period between January and September 2000.[1] Between January and March 2003 the paper had a circulation of 109,000 copies.[10] The circulation of the paper was 102,000 copies in 2003, making it the second best selling newspaper in the country.[11]

Its circulation was 100,188 copies in 2005.[12] It was the second best-selling newspaper in Portugal with a circulation of 92,000 copies in 2007.[13] Between September and October 2013 the circulation of the paper was 65,403 copies.[7]

Sections and supplements[edit]

Entrance to JN building in Porto
  • News Magazine Supplement or NM (weekly, on Sunday)
  • News Saturday Supplement or NS (weekly, on Saturdays)
  • TV or NTV News Supplement (weekly, on Fridays)
  • JN classifieds Supplement (daily)
  • JN Business Supplement (weekly, on Fridays)
  • Sports Supplement (daily)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Manuel Pinto; Helena Sousa (2004). "Portugal". In M. Kelly; et al. (eds.). The Euromedia Handbook (PDF). London: SAGE. pp. 180–190. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ Jorge Braga de Macedo (1983). "Newspapers and Democracy in Portugal: The Role of Market Structure". In Kenneth Maxwell (ed.). The Press and the Rebirth of Iberian Democracy. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Retrieved 25 January 2015. – via Questia (subscription required)
  3. ^ Carlos A. Cunha; Rhonda Cunha (2010). Culture and Customs of Portugal. ABC-CLIO. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-313-33440-5. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b Festus Eribo; William Jong-Ebot (1997). Press Freedom and Communication in Africa. Africa World Press. p. 328. ISBN 978-0-86543-551-3. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "Portuguese Media". BPI Equity. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^ Anabela Carvalho (2010). "Portugal: Media System" (PDF). The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  9. ^ João Canavilhas (2012). "From Remediation to Convergence: Looking at the Portuguese media" (PDF). Brazilian Journalism Research. 8 (1). Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Top 10 Daily Newspapers in Portugal by Circulation". Top Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  11. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  12. ^ Anabela Gradim. "Press and profitable news. A business model for online newspapers" (PDF). BOCC. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  13. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). ZenithOptimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.

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