For class, we visited the news room of El Periódico. El Periódico is a successful newspaper that is commonly read in Spain. El Periódico is different from American newspapers because it possesses many unique characteristics.
El Periódico is a morning daily newspaper that is owned by Grupo Zeta that started around thirty years ago. The uniqueness of El Periódico is that it is published in two languages. The Spanish edition which is the red nameplate and the Catalan edition which is the blue nameplate, both editions combined sell more than 150,000 copies each day. El Periódico uses many graphics and is also a serious newspaper. El Periódico creates every page in color and makes uses many charts and pictures. El Periódico uses unique covers for its newspaper. For example, when President Obama was elected, the cover was Martin Luther King Jr. and it said “It’s not a dream.” El Periódico is a well thought out newspaper that is the third most popularly read newspaper in Spain.
The New York Times was founded in 1851 in New York City and is an American daily newspaper. The New York Times is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the U.S. and is nicknamed ´The Gray Lady¨ after its demure appearance and style. The New York Times is considered a national newspaper of record. The New York Times is a conservative, radical newspaper and has been family owned since 1896. The New York Times is owned by the New York Times Company which is also the publishers of the Boston Globe, the International Herald Tribune, and sixteen other newspapers. The motto of the NY Times is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The NY Times is organized into eight sections: News, Opinions, Business, Arts, Science, Sports, Style, and Features. The NY Times is a very old and successful newspaper, it has won 98 Pulitzer Prizes and it one of the most popularly visited news website.