El Diario Vasco

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El Diario Vasco
TypeDaily newspaper
Founded27 November 1934; 89 years ago (1934-11-27)
Political alignmentConservative liberalism
Spanish nationalism
HeadquartersSan Sebastián, Spain
Circulation68,000 (2011)

El Diario Vasco (English: The Basque Daily) is a Spanish morning daily newspaper based in San Sebastián, Basque Country.

History and profile[edit]

El Diario Vasco was founded in 1934 by the Sociedad Vascongada de Publicaciones, led by conservative writers such as Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena or Ramiro de Maeztu. The paper has its headquarters in San Sebastián.[1]

Following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, El Diario Vasco supported the Nationalist faction and was closed by the Republican government for two months until San Sebastián was conquered by the Nationalists. In 1945 the paper was bought by the Falange-controlled holders of El Correo Español, which then changed its name from El Pueblo Vasco SA to Bilbao Editorial SA.

El Diario Vasco is currently owned by Grupo Vocento which also owns ABC, El Correo and Las Provincias, among the others.[2][3] El Diario Vasco has a neutral political stance.[4]

The paper publishes ten editions through Guipúzcoa and one for the rest of Spain. In May 2001 its chief financial officer Santiago Oleaga was killed by two ETA militants.[5]


The circulation of El Diario Vasco was 93,578 copies in 1993.[6][7] Its circulation was 91,391 copies in 2002[2] and 85,514 copies in 2006.[8] The paper had a circulation of 68,000 copies in 2011.[9]


  1. ^ Christopher Ross; Bill Richardson; Begoña Sangrador-Vegas (28 October 2013). Contemporary Spain. Routledge. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-4441-1699-1. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Country Profile: Spain". Institute of Media and Communications Study. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  4. ^ Jan Mansvelt Beck (2005). Territory and Terror: Conflicting Nationalisms in the Basque Country. New York: Routledge. p. 56. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  5. ^ ETA kills El Diario Vasco's CFO with seven shots from behind. El País, 25 May 2001
  6. ^ Edward F. Stanton (1999). Handbook of Spanish Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 199. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  7. ^ "The Daily Press". Contenidos. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  8. ^ José María Magone (2009). Contemporary Spanish Politics. Taylor & Francis. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-415-42188-1. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  9. ^ "El Diario Vasco". Cesanamedia Italy. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.

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