Clarin is the largest newspaper in Argentina, published by the Grupo Clarin media group. It was founded by Roberto Noble on August 28, 1945, and is politically centrist. Its director since 1969 is Ernestina Herrera de Noble.
Based in Buenos Aires, the newspaper prints and distributes around 400,000 copies throughout the country. Clarin 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.
Grupo Clarin also publishes the sports newspaper Ole (since 1996), Elle magazine in Argentina (since 1994), and the complimentary afternoon paper La Razon. It also owns the majority of the Canal 13 TV network, 3 radio stations, and participates in other multimedia projects.
On December 27, 1999, The Clarin Group and Goldman Sachs, an American investment firm that has received vast amounts of funding from the United States government, subscribed an investment agreement where the consortium, managed by Goldman Sachs, made a direct investment in Clarin 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.
Clarin launched clarin.com, the website for the newspaper, in March 1996. It served 5,714,000 unique visitors daily in 2009 .
Clarin is part of Periodicos Asociados Latinoamericanos (Latin American Newspaper Association), an organization of fourteen leading newspapers in South America.
Spanish and Portuguese language newspapers' Ranking
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