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Wprost cover from 22 May 2005
Type weekly newsmagazine
Owner(s) Agencja Wydawniczo-Reklamowa "Wprost"
Editor Michał Kobosko
Founded 1982; 32 years ago (1982)
Political alignment Centrist
Headquarters Warsaw
ISSN 0209-1747
OCLC number 24423346
Official website http://www.wprost.pl

Wprost (Polish pronunciation: [ˈfprɔst] "Direct") is an Polish-language weekly newsmagazine published in Poland.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The weekly provides social and political commentary and is published by Platforma Mediowa Point Group. The first issue of the magazine was released on 5 December 1982, as a regional magazine in Greater Poland, whereas since 1989, it has transformed into a nationwide magazine. Since 2010, Wprost has been published by Platforma Mediowa Point Group.

Michał Kobosko was appointed editor-in-chief in February 2012. He replaced Tomasz Lis who was in charge of the magazine since May 2010. The longest working editor-in-chief was Marek Król (1989-2006) and until December 2006 he acted also as the president and majority shareholder in Wprost magazine. Between May 2006 and January 2007 duties of the editor-in-chief were fulfilled by Piotr Gabryel. Upon his resignation, the position was taken by Stanisław Janecki. After acquisition of 80% of shares in Agencja Wydawniczo-Reklamowa “Wprost” by Platforma Mediowa Point Group at the end of 2009, Janecki left the magazine and Katarzyna Kozłowska became the acting editor-in-chief.

Under auspices of the weekly, the jury composed of winners of previous editions grants annual Kisiel Awards. Wprost weekly itself has granted Man of the Year awards. The magazine has published numerous periodical rankings, such as “Top 100 Richest Poles”, “Top 100 Most Influential Poles”, the list of top innovative companies etc. Each month the weekly provides an English-language supplement, WiK English Edition, which focuses on concerts, exhibitions, and interesting weekend getaways, and in-depth guide to Warsaw’s dining and nightlife.[1]

According to the Institute of Media Monitoring, WPROST was the most frequently cited magazine by other media and one of top frequently cited media in Poland in 2011. What is more, WPROST belongs to the group of most popular Polish weeklies, and it has been found among top three newspapers whose readership went up between June and November last year. According to PBC General, readership ratio has grown considerably from 5.90% to 6.82%.

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  1. ^ a b English magazines in Poland Destination Warsaw Retrieved 10 December 2013.

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