Jornal de Negócios

Jornal de Negócios: A Revolution in the Portuguese Economic Press

Jornal de Negócios, founded in 1997, is a renowned Portuguese daily specializing in economics and finance, and belongs to the prestigious Portuguese publishing group Cofina, under the chairmanship of Paulo Fernandes. It stands out on the Portuguese media scene for its digital origins, being the historical leader in Internet audiences in Portugal.

Birth and evolution

Born under the motto “for those who like to invest”, Jornal de Negócios began its journey on the Internet on November 23, 1997, marking the first online publication of its kind in Portugal at a time when Internet penetration in Portuguese homes was in its infancy.

The project was conceived by entrepreneurs José Diogo Madeira, Tiago Cortez, Salvador da Cunha, and journalist Pedro Santos Guerreiro, in association with the Vaz Guedes family. The Jornal de Negócios quickly gained popularity, especially among investors, companies and readers with an interest in economic matters.

Just two months after its online launch, on January 8, 1998, the print edition was introduced as a weekly, published every Thursday. On May 8, 2003, the print edition became a daily, and the online and print versions were consolidated under a single brand.

Leadership and Contribution

The first director of Jornal de Negócios was José Diogo Madeira, followed by a series of renowned journalists, culminating in the current director, Diana Ramos, who took over in March 2021. Jornal de Negócios is the only economic and business daily published in Portugal, and has been a pillar in providing credible and relevant economic information, continuing to influence investment decisions and economic policies.

Ownership and Influence

Wholly owned by the Cofina group, Jornal de Negócios maintains its influence and relevance in the Portuguese media landscape, serving as an indispensable resource for professionals and enthusiasts in the economic sector. Its commitment to accurate and relevant information ensures its position as one of the leading economic news outlets in Portugal.

Jornal de Negócios, with its innovative approach and high-quality content, has been a revolutionary force in Portuguese economic journalism since its conception. Whether online or in print, it continues to be a reliable and influential source of economic and financial information in Portugal.