The 26 December 2007 front page
|Owner(s)||Global Media Group|
|Editor||Leonídio Paulo Ferreira|
|Founded||29 December 1864|
|Headquarters||Rua Tomás da Fonseca, Torre E, 3º Piso, 1600-209, Lisbon|
Diário de Notícias was first published in Lisbon on 29 December 1864 by Tomás Quintino Antunes and Eduardo Coelho. At its early phase the paper had no explicit political stance and financially relied on the advertisements. Its headquarters is in Lisbon. During the 1880s the novelist Eça de Queiroz, then stationed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in the Portuguese diplomatic service, contributed occasional "London letters" to the newspaper. Some of these were afterwards published in a book entitled Cartas de Inglaterra.
Before the Carnation Revolution Diário de Notícias belonged to the Empresa Nacional de Publicidade a propaganda arm of the dictatorship. Following the Carnation Revolution, the paper remained nationalized until the early 1990s. Then the paper and Jornal de Notícias were sold to the Lusomundo group. In 2005 the Controlinveste group bought papers. Both papers are now owned by Angolan media conglomerate Global Media Group (formerly Controlinveste Media).
In 2018 Diário de Notícias became a weekly newspaper published on Saturdays.
In the period of 1995-1996 Diário de Notícias had a circulation of 63,000 copies slightly down on its 1880s circulation and below its peak as a propaganda newspaper for the Estado Novo in the 1930s (circulation of 120,000 in mainland Portugal and an additional 70,000 in its colonies), making it the seventh best-selling newspaper and third best selling daily newspaper in the country. The circulation of the paper was 44,055 copies in 2002. It was 54,000 copies in 2003 and 45,015 copies in 2004. The circulation of the paper was 37,992 copies in 2005, 37,904 copies in 2006 and 37,759 copies in 2007. Its 2008 circulation was 33,626 copies in 2008.
By 2017 the circulation was down to less than 19,000 copies and the newspaper had undergone a change to a tabloid journalism relying on its online advertising and the Angolan media group that owns it to stay open.