Il Sole 24 Ore
Front page, 20 April 2010
|Founded||9 November 1965|
|Headquarters||Via Monte Rosa 91, Milan|
History and profile
Il Sole 24 Ore was first published on 9 November 1965 as a merger between Il Sole (English: The Sun), founded in 1865, and 24 Ore (English: 24 Hours), founded in 1933. The latter was established by young economists, including Ferdinando di Fenizio, Libero Lenti and Roberto Tremelloni, on 15 February 1933. The owner of Il Sole 24 Ore is Confindustria.
Il Sole 24 Ore has its headquarters in Milan and is published in broadsheet format. 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. The circulation of the paper was 520,000 copies in 2000. In 2001 the paper had a circulation of 414,000 copies. Its circulation was 334,076 copies in 2008.
The information integrated system
The printed newspaper is presented as part of an integrated information system which includes:
- Radio 24: a news/talks fm/online radio channel;
- Il Sole 24 Ore Radiocor: business and financial news agency;
- 24 Minuti: a defunct free daily newspaper;
- ilsole24ore.com: the online newspaper;
- Italy24: the English-language digital newspaper;
- 24ore.tv: a defunct financial all-news TV channel.
- Italianews a News Web syndication.
The company offers professional services in the areas of: software, data access, professional business books and handbooks, classes, real time services.
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