Panorama (magazine)

Panorama is a weekly Italian-language news magazine published in Italy and based in Milan.[1]

Former editorsMaurizio Belpietro
CategoriesNews magazine
Circulation303,422 (June 2013)
PublisherArnoldo Mondadori Editore
First issue27 April 1939 (1939-04-27)
CompanyPanorama S.r.l (La Verità Group)
Based inMilan


Panorama was founded in Milan in 1939[2] and closed one year later; the magazine was relaunched by Italian publisher Arnoldo Mondadori in cooperation with the American Time—Life group in Milan in October 1962.[3][4][5]


The magazine is owned and published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore,[4][6][7] the largest Italian publishing house.[8] The company is controlled by Fininvest, a financial holding company controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi,[2][4] Italian prime minister until November 2011. Although American group Time-Life company also owned the magazine, later it left the magazine due to low circulation levels.[5]


Panorama had a circulation of 350,429 copies in 1984.[9] The circulation of the magazine was 530,031 copies between September 1993 and August 1994.[10] In 2000 it rose to 566,000 copies.[11] The 2003 circulation of the weekly was 525,000 copies.[3] Its circulation was 514,000 copies in 2004.[12] It was the third best-selling news magazine in Italy in 2007[13] with a circulation of 479,297 copies.[14] The circulation of the magazine was 511,349 copies in 2010.[7] The magazine had a circulation of 303,422 copies in June 2013.[15]

Management and staff

Maurizio Belpietro is the magazine's director, succeeding Giorgio Mulè and Pietro Calabrese. A former director of the magazine, Carlo Rossella, became a director of Medusa Film.

Current contributors

  • Maurizio Belpietro
  • Mario Giordano
  • Marcello Veneziani
  • Gianpaolo Pansa
  • Giacomo Amadori
  • Fausto Biloslavo
  • Vittorio Sgarbi
  • Lorenzo del Boca
  • Fabio Amendolara
  • Daniela Mattalia
  • Francesco Borgonovo
  • Giorgio Sturlese Tosi
  • Luca Sciortino
  • Carlo Puca
  • Luca Telese
  • Antonio Rossitto
  • Marco Morello
  • Guido Castellano
  • Francesco Canino
  • Guido Fontanelli

See also

List of magazines published in Italy


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  2. "The most important Italian magazines". Life in Italy. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  3. "Influential weeklies". BBC. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  4. "The press in Italy". BBC. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture (PDF). London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-203-74849-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  6. Eric Lyman (5 March 2014). "Italian publisher unveils magazine dedicated to Pope Francis". National Catholic Reporter. Rome. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  7. "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  8. Yoo Hyae Huh (2007). "Social Responsibility of the Media: The Italian Media under Berlusconi" (PDF). The Mediterranean Review. 1 (2). Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  9. Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). The Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  10. "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  11. "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  12. "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  13. Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  14. "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  15. Data Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa 26 August 2013.

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