Corriere della Sera
Front page on 15 July 2009
|Founded||15 March 1876|
|Circulation||358,617 (December 2013)|
The Corriere della Sera (Italian pronunciation: [koˈrjeɾe ˈdella ˈseɾa]; English: Evening Courier) is an Italian daily newspaper published in Milan with an average daily circulation of 358,000 copies in December 2013.
History and profile
Corriere della Sera was first published on Sunday 5 March 1876 by Eugenio Torelli Viollier. In the 1910s and 1920s, under the direction of Luigi Albertini, it became the most widely read newspaper in Italy, maintaining its importance and influence into the present century. It was Corriere della Sera which introduced comics in Italy in 1908 through a supplement for children, namely Corriere dei piccoli.
The newspaper's headquarters has been in the same buildings since the beginning of the 20th century, and therefore it is popularly known as "the Via Solferino newspaper" after the street where it is still located. As the name indicates, it was originally an evening paper.
The Italian novelist Dino Buzzati was a journalist at the Corriere della Sera. Other notable contributors include Eugenio Montale, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italo Calvino, Alberto Moravia, Amos Oz, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giovanni Spadolini, Oriana Fallaci, Brunella Gasperini, Dino Buzzati, Enzo Biagi, Indro Montanelli and Paolo Mieli. The "Third Page" (a one page-survey dedicated to culture) used to feature a main article named Elzeviro, which over the years has been signed by all the editors as well as major novelists, poets and journalists.
Mario Borsa, a militant anti-fascist, was appointed the editor-in-chief of Corriere della Sera in May 1945. He was fired due to his political leaning in August 1946 and was replaced by Guglielmo Emanuel, a right-wing journalist, in the post. Emanuel served in the post until 1952.
Corriere della Sera was the organ of the conservative establishment in Italy and was strongly anti-communist and pro-NATO in the 1950s. The paper was the mouthpiece of the north Italian industrial bourgeoisie and also, was functional in shaping the views of the Italian upper and middle classes during this period.
In the 1960s the RCS Media acquired a share in Corriere della Sera, listed in the Italian stock exchange. Its main shareholders are Mediobanca, the Fiat group and some of the biggest industrial and financial groups in Italy. In 1974 the RCS Media became the majority owner of the paper.
In 1981 the newspaper was laterally involved in the P2 scandal when it was discovered that the secret Freemason lodge had the newspaper's editor Franco Di Bella and the former owner Angelo Rizzoli on its member lists. From 1987 to 1992 the editor-in-chief of Corriere della Sera was Ugo Stille.
The 1988 circulation of Corriere della Sera was 715,000 copies, making it the second most read newspaper in Italy. Next year the paper became the twelfth best selling newspaper and most read newspaper in Italy with a circulation of 715,000 copies. In 2002 it was 681,000 copies.
In 2004, Corriere della Sera launched an online English section focusing on Italian current affairs and culture. It is one of the most visited Italian language news websites, attracting over 1.6 million readers everyday.
Contributors (past and present)
- Paolo Mieli (Editor, appointed in 2004)
- Ferruccio De Bortoli (Former editor)
- Paolo Ermini (Vice-Editor)
- Magdi Allam (Vice-Editor "ad personam")
- Pierluigi Battista (Deputy Editor)
- Dario Di Vico (Deputy Editor)
- Luciano Fontana (Deputy Editor)
- Lando Ferretti (former editor)
Columnist & Journalists
- Francesco Alberoni (Columnist)
- Ernesto Galli della Loggia (Columnist)
- Francesco Giavazzi (Columnist)
- Angelo Panebianco (Columnist)
- Mario Pappagallo (Journalist)
- Sergio Romano (Columnist)
- Giovanni Sartori (Columnist)
- Beppe Severgnini (Journalist)
- Franco Venturini (Columnist)
- Corriere dei Piccoli, originally a children's supplement of the Corriere della Sera.
- List of non-English newspapers with English language subsections
- Data from Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa
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The Milan-based daily, with an average of 1.6 million online readers every day, has been publishing news in English on Italian current affairs and culture online since 2004. Through its new partnership with publications with strong reputations for quality journalism elsewhere in Europe, Corriere della Sera will contribute news and perspectives on Italy and Europe from its English-language " Italian Life" section.
- Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Giulio Vigevani (10 August 2011). "Mapping Digital Media: Italy" (Report). Open Society Foundation. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Italy: new Corriere della Sera - back to the future". Publicitas. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
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