Jornal de Notícias

Jornal de Notícias MHM, also known as JN, is a Portuguese daily newspaper, founded in 1888 in Porto.

It was one of the fastest growing newspapers in Portugal, especially after the April 25 Revolution. It has an average circulation of 41,000 copies, which places it in 2nd place among daily general information newspapers in Portugal.

Jornal de Notícias

During the Estado Novo dictatorship, it was indirectly controlled by the government, as it was owned by the Empresa Nacional de Publicidade (ENP), which was owned by Caixa Geral de Depósitos, among other companies. It was also owned by the Portuguese government, which was also owned by Caixa Geral de Depósitos.

On 29 June 1976, already after the Carnation Revolution, ENP was nationalized and the Jornal de Notícias Company was integrated, indirectly, into the Public Company of Newspapers Notícias and Capital, together with the morning newspaper Diário de Notícias and the evening newspaper A Capital, from Lisbon. The company was also nationalized.

On October 4, 1989, he was made a Honorary Member of the Order of Merit.

The Jornal de Notícias Company was reprivatized in 1990 through a stock exchange IPO, with the majority of the capital remaining in the hands of the Lusomundo group, which beat a cooperative of the newspaper’s workers in the fight for control of the publication. Its successor, Global Media Group, still owns the newspaper today, as well as Diário de Notícias, TSF radio and O Jogo newspaper, among other titles.

In September 2020, Global Media reached an agreement with Grupo Bel, owned by entrepreneur Marco Galinha, for its entry as a shareholder of the company. The Bel group was founded in 2001 by Marco Galinha and has activities in several sectors, including vending machines and aeronautics, and entered the media in 2018, through Jornal Económico. The businessman, born in Rio Maior, is executive president and chairman of the board of directors of Grupo Bel, which he founded in 2001. In February 2021, Marco Galinha was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Media Group.

With the closure of its competitors -“O Comércio do Porto”, on July 30, 2005, and”O Primeiro de Janeiro”, at the end of 2014 – it became the only daily newspaper published in the unbeaten city.