Joaquín Manso, appointed new director of 'El Mundo'

Editorial Unit has appointed the until now deputy director of 'El Mundo', Joaquín Manso, new director of the newspaper, replacing Francisco Rosell, who had been in charge of the header since May 2017, according to sources from the business group in a release.

In the words of Manso, “it will be a pride to be in charge of the most talented newsroom in Spanish journalism. A new generation, who became a journalist because they were previously a reader of 'El Mundo', takes on the challenge of modernizing their values”.

Born in Candás, Asturias, he studied a Master's degree at the CEU-San Pablo University and 'El Mundo' and is a legal adviser to companies by ICADE. Linked since 2006 to the Courts and Investigation areas of the Unidad Editorial head, he has worked on the coverage and monitoring of issues such as the so-called peace process with ETA, the 11-M attacks, the 'Bárcenas case' and the conflict politician in Catalonia.

Before being appointed deputy to the Directorate of 'El Mundo' in July 2017 by Francisco Rosell, Manso held the position of Head of Section for Spain, after having served as head of the Opinion area during the period of Casimiro García- Abadillo as director. He is a collaborator in public and private media such as RTVE, Atresmedia, EsRadio or TeleMadrid.

He replaces Francisco Rosell in the position, who will continue to carry out managerial functions in the area of ​​the Editorial Unit. The Group thanks Rosell "for his professionalism and dedicated work at the head of the management of 'El Mundo' during the last five years, a complex period on a global scale and of profound transformation in the media sector." Rossell replaced to Pedro Garcia Cuartango, who had been in office for a year.

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