Il Sole 24 Ore

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Il Sole 24 Ore logo
20100420 ilsole24ore frontpage.jpg
Front page, 20 April 2010
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Confindustria
Editor Roberto Napoletano
Founded 9 November 1965; 49 years ago (1965-11-09)
Political alignment Liberalism
Headquarters Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan
Circulation 334,076 (2008)

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italian pronunciation: [ilˈsoːle ventikwatˈtroːre]) is an Italian national daily business newspaper owned by Confindustria, the Italian employers' federation.

History and profile[edit]

Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole (English: The Sun), founded in 1865,[1] and 24 Ore (English: 24 Hours), founded in 1933.[2] The latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933.[3] The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria.[2][4]

Il Sole 24 Ore has its headquarters in Milan[5] and is published in broadsheet format.[6] The paper reports on business, politics, developments in commercial and labour law, corporate news and features. Extensive share and financial product listings are provided in its daily supplement, Finanza e Mercati.

Weekly supplements include:

  • Domenica (Sunday): art, literature, philosophy, theater, cinema, book reviews, and related news;
  • Plus (Saturday): family savings, market analysis, real estate market news, and other private investment topics;
  • Nòva 24 (Thursday ): science and technology.

Irregular supplements are also produced with a focus on a specific issue such as a particular business sector.


The 1988 circulation of Il Sole 24 Ore was 320,000 copies.[4] The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000.[7] In 2001 the paper had a circulation of 414,000 copies.[6] Its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008.[8]

The information integrated system[edit]

Front page of Il Sole 24 Ore for 12 September 2001

The printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes:

Professional services[edit]

The company offers professional services in the areas of: software, data access, professional business books and handbooks, classes, real time services.


  1. ^ Robert G. Picard, ed. (2002). Media Firms: Structures, Operations, and Performance. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. p. 60. Retrieved 26 December 2014.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual". European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "About Us". 24 Ore Group. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Carlos Dora (2006). Health Hazards and Public Debate: Lessons for Risk Communication from the BSE/CJD Saga. World Health Organization. p. 134. ISBN 978-92-890-1070-2. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Financial Newspapers". SFN Flash 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation. Survey on 2008 in Italy Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.

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