The flagship of the Godó Communication Group
Since it’s foundation by the Godó family on 1st February 1881, La Vanguardia newspaper has remained under the ownership of the same family. Today, the newspaper is printed daily in Barcelona and Madrid and is considered the flagship of the Godó Communication Group. Throughout it’s 133 years, La Vanguardia has been witness to three centuries of history and today continues to be an exemplary example of a contemporary, cosmopolitan and innovative newspaper with a state-of-the-art print plant as well as a reference for the Catalan and Spanish society. Among the European press, La Vanguardia is a noted and prestigious example with 17 correspondents around the world that had made it become a global newspaper with nearly 20 million worldwide readers. Nowadays the newspaper is edited and published in both the Catalan and Spanish language, along with a series of weekly thematic supplements: Cultura/s; Es; Dinero; Motor; Magazine and Que Fem?.
The President-Editor of La Vanguardia today is Javier Godó, Count of Godó (Barcelona, 1941), who represents the fourth generation of a family traditionally associated to media companies. The fifth generation is represented by Carlos Godó Valls, who is the CEO, as well as Ana Godó Valls, who is the editorial Adviser.
During the year 2014, La Vanguardia consolidated it’s leadership in the Catalan press, with daily sales approaching 155,000 printed copies, reaching 690,000 readers in addition to the 19 million worldwide readers through its web page.