The newspaper belongs to the El Heraldo publishing house, which also publishes the El Heraldo newspaper in Barranquilla.
Al Día is a popular newspaper directed to strata 1, 2 and 3. It reports three types of news: crime, sports, and entertainment. It circulates in the Colombian Caribbean coast and has editions in the capital cities of the departments of Atlantic, Magdalena, Bolivar, Sucre, Cesar, and la Guajira.
The Barranquilla edition of Al Día is the most widely read and nationally is third behind El Tiempo and ADN Bogotá.
The most well-known directors of the newspaper include Juan B. Fernández Renowitzky, who held the position for 35 years, and Gustavo Bell, who directed for five years. The current occupant is Macro Schwartz.
Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta y Riohacha
This is primarily controlled by the famililies of the three founders: Pumarejo, Fernandez and Manotas, each holding 33,3 % of the shares via their companies.
Group / Individual Owner
Pumarejo Certain S.A.
A company owned by the Pumarejo family, one of the founding families of the newspaper, a member of the board of directors of El Heraldo S.A.Registered economic activity: Other activities related to the stock market.
Fernández Iglesias y CIA. S. en C. & CIA. S.C.A. (Sociedad Encomandita por Acciones) and Fernández Noguera y Cía. S.C.A.
Two ompanies owned by the Pumarejo family, one of the founding families of the newspaper, a member of the board of directors of El Heraldo S.A.Registered economic activity: Real estate activities carried out with own or leased property - each company holds 16,6 percent of the shares.
Inversiones Deman S.A. and Gieseken Manotas Ingiman S.A.S.
Companies owned by the Manotas De la Rosa family, which is part of the board of directors of El Heraldo S.A. Each holds 16,6 percent of shares. Registered economic activity: Other activities related to the stock market and real estate activities carried out in exchange for a fee or contract.
Juan Bautista Fernández Noguera | Son of Juan B. Fernández, well-known journalist, founder of the newspaper, and head of the El Heraldo newspaper for 35 years:# Rosario Pumarejo Guerrero | Wife of Juan B. Fernández Noguera, only child of Juan B. Fernánde
Elaine Abuchaibe Auad | She was general manager of Metrotel.
There is believed to be a editor-in-chief in each of the six departments where ALDÍA publishes.
Other Important People
The son of Juan B. Fernández
The wife of Juan B. Fernández Noguera and only child of Juan B. Fernández Renowitzky, who was director of El Heraldo for 35 years:
He was president of the board of directors of Probarranquilla for 11 years until 2014. En 2012 he was a member of the board of directors of the Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce:
On behalf of El Heraldo, in 2008 he joined an alliance with Canal 3 Televisión de Colombia S.A. and Grupo Planeta to participate in the tender process for the third channel. He is a member of the board of directors of Palmas Oleaginosas del Ariguaní S.A:
Dirección: Calle 53 B
46 – 25 / Barranquilla.Telefono: (5) 3855050Sitio web: www.aldia.co
Revenue (in Mill. $)
USD $ 18.329.300 / COP $ 53.765 millions
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Financial information: exchange rate: 1 USD = 2.933,28 COP
Ownership information is very difficult to obtain. There is a lack of clarify about the number of editions of the newspaper Al Día. The EGM registers three editions (Barranquilla, Cartagena, and Santa Marta). However, consultations with journalists in the Caribbean region and Internet information suggests there are seven.