In this section, you will find Spanish media sites offering audio and video content, including sites dealing with news and current affairs, the environment, science and technology, and sport.
Note that most of the sites in this section are entirely in Spanish.
BBC in Spanish -- audio news summaries, as well as text news
Cadena COPE -- broadcasts live on the Internet, besides having a full text news site
RNE -- Radio Nacional de España, Radio Exterior
Telecinco -- frankly, we'd have to say it's pretty trashy television but if you're a learner, does that matter?
Barça (FC Barcelona) -- a "must-stop" site for all football fans!
Espanyol -- there's more to football in Barcelona than the mighty Barça: Espanyol are Barcelona's other Spanish first division side
See also the Sports section, below.
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CNN in Spanish -- full news and current affairs coverage, including video content
El Diario -- exists only in digital form but it's an online paper we like!
El Mundo -- competes with El País in popularity; among their other content, try the video archives
El País -- once the best of Spain's newspaper websites, it's sadly lost its once independent editorial line
El Periódico -- the online version of Barcelona's other main daily
Expansión -- one of the leading sites for news on the Spanish economy
La Vanguardia Digital -- the online edition of Barcelona's leading daily paper
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TIP Find a topic you're interested in and watch, watch, watch...! You want subtitles "on", in Spanish!
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El Mundo Deportivo -- the website of Barcelona's leading sports paper
Marca -- Madrid's leading sports paper, and an excellent sports site
NBA games -- Basketball is your thing, huh? Like we say, it doesn't really matter what you read, so long as you do!
La Vuelta - it's not as prestigious as the Tour de France but, coming at the end of the season, sometimes a whole lot more exciting
Teledeporte -- as well as the Vuelta and the Tour, RTVE emits plenty more sport live
See also the Football section, above.
TIP If you are looking for articles graded by difficulty, for yourself or learners, the monthly article from Net Languages, which comes together with interactive exercises will interest you.
See also the previous articles in our "Interactive Spanish" section.