Former President of the Argentinian Republic between 1862 and 1868, Bartolomé Mitre contributed to the formation of Argentina’s National State. The newspaper, founded in 1870, supported the policies furthered by the sector that exported agricultural products.
The newspaper has historically kept a conservative editorial line and has backed openly military governments in the coups that took place in the twentieth century. Those ideas are also present in some of the newspaper’s editorials today, which have caused the repudiation of its own journalists in two specific cases: an editorial against legal abortion, to which journalists responded with a letter entitled “Críticas y rechazo a un editorial de LA NACION” (Criticism and repudiation of an editorial by LA NACION, 2019) and an editorial demanding impunity for the repressors convicted for crimes against humanity committed during the last military dictatorship, whose title read “No más venganza” (No more revenge, 2015).
In the 1970s, the military dictatorship promoted the purchase of Papel Prensa, the only newsprint factory in the country, together with Clarín and La Razón.
In the 1990s, the newspaper, which was Clarín's partner, founded Compañía Inversora de Medios de Comunicación S.A (CIMECO) to buy several newspapers in the interior of Argentina. In 2008 La Nacion sold the stock in that company to Grupo Clarín.
In November 2016, La Nacion launched its cable TV channel, La Nacion+. Many of its shows are hosted by the newspaper’s journalists.
Media Companies / Groups
Grupo La Nacion
La Nacion is owned by SA La Nacion. Due to the corporation’s by-laws, the newspaper’s owners must be descendants from the Mitre family.
Decisions are made by SA La Nacion’s board of directors, which is appointed at the Shareholders’ Meeting.
Affiliated Interests Founder
He was a journalist and a politician. He was President of the Argentinian Republic between 1862 and 1868. With conservative ideals, he was aligned with the interests of the local oligarchy that exported agricultural products. He founded La Nacion as an “indoctrinating editorial” through which he promoted his political project until 1906, when he died.
Affiliated Interests Ceo
CEO since February 2019. He held several positions in ImpreMedia, a New York-based company that edits newspapers in Spanish. In La Nacion, he was Corporate Planning Manager, led the media’s expansion strategy and was involved in the development of new business areas. He also presided over the financial planning and budget area, and oversaw mergers and acquisitions.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
He is the newspaper’s Director since 1982. He is a descendant of the newspaper’s founder. He has farming businesses.
Affiliated Interests other important people
He is a descendant of the newspaper’s founder and belongs to one of the largest landowner families of Argentina.
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Revenue (in Mill. $)
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
USD 1,873,994 / $52,640,502 (2018 official advertising – Argentinian Government) USD 1,120,334 / $18,563,932 (2017 official advertising – Government of the city of Buenos Aires) USD 49,876 / $826,456 (2017 official advertising – Government of the province of Santa Fe)
Data show the newspaper’s circulation average from Mondays to Sundays in November 2018, according to the Circulation Verification Institute (IVC).
Official advertising was provided by the Argentinian Government in 2018.
Instituto Verificador de Circulación (IVC)