Spanish free daily ADN closed

ADN_2011The last issue of free Spanish daily ADN will be published this Friday. After a little more than 5 years the paper, operated by Planeta and local publishers, has closed down. (El Mundo)

ADN published editions in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Málaga, Mallorca, Sevilla, Zaragoza and Lleida with a total circulation of 550,000.

Earlier (2008 and 2009) eight editions of the papers were closed. One year after the launch ADN had a circulation of almost one million and published two dozen editions.

After Metro (2009) ADN is the second national free daily that closed down in Spain. Only 20 Minutos (700,000 copies, 15 editions) and Qué! (600,000 copies, 10 editions) remain.

Also a dozen local free dailies are published in Spain. Total circulation is now around 1.6 million. In 2006 this was 5 million.

Around 60 people will lose their job because of the closure.

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