The Catalan News Agency (CNA) is the English site of the Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN), the publicly owned news agency of Catalonia. It functions as a digital newspaper, reporting on the top news happening each day affecting Catalonia. It is organised in regular news sections and has an associated independent opinion blog, Catalan Views, where main opinion-leaders and young talents of Catalonia will express their views. In addition, CNA delivers a newsletter, Catalunya Info, which is sent to subscribers via email every 2 weeks. CNA is thus a tool and platform to explain Catalonia abroad.
The Agència Catalana de Notícies
The Catalan News Agency (CNA) is a part of the Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN). ACN is a public corporation owned by the Catalan public administration. It is one of the first digital news agencies created in Europe and has been operating since 1999. It is a pioneer in the use of multimedia journalism, teleworking and decentralised organisation applied to a virtual journalistic environment.
ACN currently employs around 75 professionals. Its headquarters are located in Barcelona and it has branches in Madrid and the Valencian Community, as well as in Brussels, London, and Paris. Furthermore, it has collaboration agreements with news agencies such as EFE, Reuters, DPA and ANSA. ACN is a member of ANSAmed, a group of Mediterranean agencies. ACN offers informative contents through text, photographic, video and audio formats to over 250 different subscribers, including television and radio channels, the print and digital press, institutions and businesses.
The Agència Catalana de Notícies offers news, texts, videos, photographs and sound bites on demand. In addition, it also provides access to news feeds, SMS alerts and adapted services. Subscriptions to part or all of these services are also possible.
To find out more please call (+34) 93 553 1400
The Catalan Views blog is an independent and plural tribune where important voices will express their opinions on a diverse range of matters, from the labour market, to innovation to cuisine.
CNA’s new website was launched in late August 2010. The Catalan Views opinion blog began in early September. The first issue of the Catalunya Info newsletter will cover news starting soon.
Director of the Agència Catalana de Notícies (ACN): Joan Maria Clavaguera
ACN Deputy Director: Anna Nogué
World-News Editor-in-Chief: Albert Segura
CNA Editor-in-Chief: Gaspar Pericay Coll
CNA Editor: Laura Pous
English Editor: Christopher Tulloch
The project also benefits from the work of a team of collaborators and trainees, as well as all ACN journalists and staff.