- Clarín (newspaper)
The front page of Clarín 7 January 2011.
Type Daily newspaper Format Tabloid Owner Clarín Group Founded 1945 Political alignment centre-right, developmentalism Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina Circulation 332,610 (Monday-Sunday average) Official website Clarin.com
Clarín (Spanish: flugelhorn) is the largest newspaper in Argentina, published by the Grupo Clarín media group. It was founded by Roberto Noble on 28 August 1945. It is politically centrist but popularly understood to oppose the Kirchner government. Its director since 1969 is Ernestina Herrera de Noble.
Based in Buenos Aires, the newspaper prints and distributes around 330,000 copies throughout the country. Clarín has a 44 percent market share in Buenos Aires. According to Alexa.com, the electronic version of the paper is the most visited Spanish language newspaper on the Internet.
Clarín is part of Periódicos Asociados Latinoamericanos (Latin American Newspaper Association), an organization of fourteen leading newspapers in South America.
Clarín was created by Roberto Noble, former ministry of the Buenos Aires Province, on 28 August 1945. It was one of the first Argentine newspapers published in tabloid format. It became the highest sold Argentine newspaper in 1965, and the highest sold Spanish-speaking newspaper in 1985. It was also the first Argentine newspaper to sell a magazine with the Sunday edition, since 1967. In 1969, the news were split into several suplements by topic. In 1976, high colour printing was benefited by the creation of AGR.
For many years the Argentine author Horacio Estol was the New York correspondent of Clarin, writing about aspects of US life of interest to Argentinians.
Roberto Noble died in 1969, and his widow Ernestina Herrera de Noble kept working with it afterwards. The newspaper brought Papel Prensa in 1977, together with La Nación and La Razón. In 1982, it joined a group of 20 other newspapers to create the "Diarios y Noticias" informative agency. The Sunday magazine was renamed in 1994 to "Viva", a name that would last up to modern day. The newspaper started a media conglomerate in 1999, that would be named after the newspaper, Grupo Clarín. This conglomerate would operate in Radio, TV, Internet, other newspapers and other areas beyond Clarín itself.
On 27 December 1999, The Clarín Group and Goldman Sachs, an American investment firm that in 2008 received emergency funds from the United States government which it repaid with interest a year later, subscribed an investment agreement where the consortium, managed by Goldman Sachs, made a direct investment in Clarín Group. The operation implied an increase of capital to the Clarin Group and the incorporation of Goldman Sachs as minority partner, with a participation of 18% of the stocks.
Clarín launched clarin.com, the website for the newspaper, in March 1996. It served 5,714,000 unique visitors daily in 2009 (Global, August 2009 comScore).
There are ongoing controversies between Clarín and Kirchnerism since 2008 over a number of topics.
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