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El Colombiano

The El Colombiano newspaper (like the financial newspaper La República) is owned by the Gómez & Hernández families of Medellín. The Gómez & Hernández families also have shareholdings in three other media companies: Colprensa, the Grupo Nacional de Medios, and Periódicos Asociados Comercializadora Ltda.

It is the principal printed newspaper in Medellín, the second most important city of Colombia. It is a paid newspaper, has a regional focus, and reports news of a general nature.

Since its foundation El Colombiano has defended conservative principles. It was acquired by Julio C. Hernández and Fernando Gómez Martínez in the 1930 at a time when its circulation was only modest. They broadened its focus, making it an institution in Antioquia and one of the most influential newspapers in the country. Its content includes informative and journalistic reporting; editorial comment; opinion; and entertainment, scientific, and cultural news.

It is also majority shareholder of the Grupo Nacional de Medios S.A.--which, through the coordination of different regional newspapers publishes and distributes the popular newspaper Q'hubo, in 12 departments of the country--and of Periódicos Asociados Comercializadora Ltd.

Key facts

Audience Share


Ownership Type


Geographic Coverage


Content Type

Paid Content

Data Publicly Available

ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Media Companies / Groups

El Colombiano S.A.


Ownership Structure

A magazine of El Colombiano S.A., controlled by the Hernández y Gómez families.

Voting Rights

No Data

Media Companies / Groups

General Information

Founding Year



Francisco de Paula Pérez


Luis Miguel de Bedout Hernández | President of El Colombiano S.A. & S.C.A. and El Colombiano S.A. He is a member of the board of directors of Ediciones El Globo S.A. – La República, Grupo Nacional de Medios S.A., and COLPRENSA S.A.


Martha Ortiz Gómez | She graduated as an industrial designer from Bogota’s Javeriana University. She completed a postgraduate degree in newspaper and magazine art at the University of Navarra (Spain). She has an MBA, with emphasis on international busines

Other Important People

Juan Luis Aristizábal Velez

He is President of Conconcreto.


Dirección: Cra 48 No 30 sur-119 / Medellín.Teléfono: (4) 3315252Sitio web:

Financial Information

Revenue (in Mill. $)

USD $ 32.060.300/ COP $ 94.042 millions

Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

USD $ 4.475.870/ COP $13.129 millions

Advertising (in % of total funding)

No Data

Market Share

No Data

Further Information

Meta Data

Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.933,28 COP

Information is difficult to obtain, particularly as it is a regional media organization.


Cámara de Comercio. (n.a). Certificado de existencia y representación legal de El Colombiano S.A. y Cía S.C.A.

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