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Diario Perfil

In 1993 Jorge Fontevecchia founded magazine Caras in Brazil, which was a success in a country with a larger publishing market than Argentina’s.

Income from the neighboring country helped him embark on monumental projects, such as a newspaper that is edited twice a week.

The first version of the newspaper was launched in 1998 and lasted shortly: it was published for only three months before being abruptly closed. After 84 editions between May 9 and July 31,i it was an inflection point in the local print media market.

In 2005 Fontevecchia relaunched the newspaper, with a single edition on Sundays. Then he added a second edition on Saturdays.

Today one of the newspaper’s strong areas are the opinion columns written by some of the most renowned journalists of Argentina.

Fontevecchia had issues with several administrations due to the way official advertising was distributed. He filed charges against Carlos Menem’s first administration (1989–1995) as he considered that his media were discriminated. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled in his favor. He also filed charges against Cristina Fernández’s administration (2011–2015) for discrimination. This time, Argentina’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled in his favor.


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26,907 issues

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Content Type

Paid content

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Media Companies / Groups

Grupo Perfil


Ownership Structure

Newspaper Perfil is owned by Editorial Perfil S.A., which belongs to the media group owned by the Fontevecchia family.

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General Information

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Affiliated Interests Founder

Jorge Fontevecchia

He is a media businessman. He edited his first magazine in the 1970s. In 1976 he and his father founded publishing house Editorial Perfil, which currently edits newspaper Perfil (which is printed twice per week, with a daily online version), as well as magazines Noticias, Caras, Semanario, Hombre, Look, Mía, Luz, Parabrisas, Fortuna, Weekend, Super Campo and Luna Teen. He also has publishing businesses in other countries (Brazil, China). In 2018 the group launched open TV channel Net.TV. It is also expected to launch a radio station this year.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Gustavo González

In 2003 Jorge Fontevecchia appointed him as Director of magazine Noticias, where he had started to work as Editor-In-Chief. He held the position until January 2011. Then he worked as Editor-In-Chief of Editorial Perfil until late 2016, when he became President and CEO of Editorial Perfil.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Javier Calvo

He is the newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief. He worked for several print media, including newspaper Clarín and magazines TXT and Tres Puntos.


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Advertising (in % of total funding)

USD 597,014 / $16,770,114 (2018 official advertising – Argentinian Government) USD 18,213 / $301,798

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