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Catalan-language newspaper hits the stands

Catalan-language newspaper hits the stands

The first issue of the Catalan-language daily Ara was published on Sunday with a circulation of 120,000 copies, El Mundo reported. Its website went live early in the morning, with special coverage of Parliament elections in Catalonia.

The Sunday edition included a 150-page supplement that featured 83 interviews with prominent Catalans like singer Joan Manuel Serrat and writer Jaume Cabre. According to a note posted on its website, the online version received up to 23,000 page views per hour. "We have exceeded all possible expectations for a project in Catalan."

Ara will have three supplements each week dedicated to education, business and culture, pointed out. Thanks to an agreement with the International Herald Tribune, the newspaper will also include columns written by economist Paul Krugman, Italian writer Umberto Eco and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.

The newsroom of the Catalan-language daily, which has an initial budget of €70 million, has more than 80 journalists and is directed by Carles Capdevilla.


Clara Mart


2010-11-29 16:25

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