A change in the landscape of Spain:
New mass media after the crisis of 2008.

  • The informative treatment of the 2008 global crisis that has particularly affected Spain, together with the new social networks and the new cybernetic media serving an increasingly proactive social community, has led to countless new newspapers, radios, blogs, televisions and other communication media. However, at the same time the consequences of that global crisis have had dramatic effects in the Spanish mass media business. According to the Informe Anual de la Profesión Periodísticas 2015 during the period 2008-2015, 375 media business have closed in Spain including newspapers, magazines, television, radio networks and press agencies.
     
    Because libraries, archives and research centers in the United States may not be aware of that dramatic new shift and transformation that is currently taking place in Spanish mass media, we are organizing in this section a comprehensive list of new and traditional media present today (2018) in Spain. Our goal is to help institutional selectors to identify the changes presently ocurring in Spain.
    El Observatorio de nuevos medios
    is a database that lists "medios" in digital and print format in Spanish language. Does not include "medios" in other Iberian pensinsula languages. To understand what is the definition of a "medio" for them you can consult page
     
    Here you can consult a partial selection from the 867 "medios" present today in Spain.
     
    Also below, you can read a selected list of articles that discuss new media in Spain.

     


  • Spain: Digital news & newspapers born after the 2008 crisis



    Spain:Digital news & newspapers born around the turn of the century



    Spain: Well known Newspapers


      1989
    • El Mundo | http://www.elmundo.es/ --- ISSN: 1697-0179
      October 23, 1989 - to date; Also version and archive digital: open source | archive in pdf by subscription
      Type: Daily newspaper | country's newspapers of record | Headquarters: Madrid |
      Coverture: National with 5 Regional editions + 3 American editions, Mexico (Spanish) and Brazil (portuguese) + 1 english edition |
      Point of view: Centre-right. Liberal | Circulation: 266,294 (2011) |
      more info -- Wiki in English | Wiki in Spanish Electronic archived in:
      Factiva (from January 2, 1995 through current
      Lexis Nexis (from June 1, 2002 through current)
    • 1976
    • El Pais | http://www.elpais.com/
      May 4, 1976 - to date; Also version and archive digital: open source | archive in pdf by subscription
      Type: Daily newspaper | country's newspapers of record | Headquarters: Madrid |
      Coverture: National with 5 Regional editions + 3 American editions, Mexico (Spanish) and Brazil (portuguese) + 1 english edition |
      Point of view: Centre-left. Democratic | Circulation: 324 814 (2011) |
      more info -- Wiki in English | Wiki in Spanish Electronic archived in:
      Factiva (from January 5, 2001 through current)
      Lexis Nexis (from April 19, 1996 through current)
    • 1903
    • ABC | http://www.abc.es/
      January 1, 1903 - to date; Also version and archive digital in pdf: open source
      Type: Daily newspaper | country's newspapers of record  | Headquarters: Madrid | Coverture: National with Regional editions|
      Point of view: Right wing, Conservatism, Nationalist, Monarchism. | Circulation: 243.154 (2011) |
      more info -- Wiki in English | Wiki in Spanish Electronic archived in:
      Factiva (from May 16, 1997 through current)
      Lexis Nexis (From May 2, 2007 through October 2016 - No longer updated)

    Spain: Newspapers born print before 1990 with current web versions:



    Spain: News magazines



     

      Spain: selected list of academic articles

    • Núria Almiron . Pluralismo en Internet: el caso de los diarios digitales españoles de información general sin referente impreso. Ámbitos. Nº 15 - Año 2006 (pp.9-31)
    • Pescador, Mercedes . Auge y debilidad de la Prensa Gratuita en España: ¿Quién teme a los gratuitos?. Revista de Comunicación, Arte y Literatura. Año 2006, Mayo 31