PredecessorKronos (founded in 1951) and Agenzia Di Notizie (founded in 1959)
Founded1963 (1963) (by merger of Kronos and Agenzia Di Notizie)
ProductsNews agency
ParentGiuseppe Marra Communications
Website, agency's official website (in Italian), agency's official English-language website agency's official Arabic-language website

Adnkronos is an Italian news agency.[1]

History and profile

Adnkronos was established in 1963 by a merger of two agencies, Kronos (founded in 1951) and Agenzia Di Notizie (founded in 1959).[2] The agency is based in Rome.[3]

Adnkronos is owned by Giuseppe Marra Communications. Its editor-in-chief is Giuseppe Marra.[4]

The agency was expanded to include Adnkronos Salute which is a health agency.[4] In 2003, the agency established its International office, Adnkronos International, which provides news and reports in Arabic and English, mainly from the Arab world.[2]

In July 2014, Adnkronos International signed an agreement with Iran's official news agency, IRNA, to promote bilateral news cooperation.[2]

The Italian edition of the World Almanac, Il libro dei fatti, is being published by the agency.[2]

See also


  1. Gaspari, Federico (2013). "A phraseological comparison of international news agency reports published online: Lexical bundles in the English-language output of ANSA, Adnkronos, Reuters and UPI". Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English. 13. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  2. "Iran, Italy news agencies agree to promote cooperation". IRNA. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  3. The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 2247. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  4. Gino Moliterno (11 September 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. p. 406. ISBN 978-1-134-75877-7. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
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