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Industry Journalism
Predecessor Kronos (founded in 1951) and Agenzia Di Notizie (founded in 1959)
Founded 1963; 52 years ago (1963) (by merger of Kronos and Agenzia Di Notizie)
Products News agency
Parent Giuseppe Marra Communications

 •, agency's official website (in Italian)
 •, agency's official English-language website

 • agency's official Arabic-language website

Adnkronos is an Italian news agency.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Adnkronos was established in 1963 by a merger of two agencies, Kronos (founded in 1951) and Agenzia Di Notizie (founded in 1959).[2] The agency is based in Rome.[3]

Adnkronos is owned by Giuseppe Marra Communications. Its editor-in-chief is Giuseppe Marra.[4]

The agency was expanded to include Adnkronos Salute which is a health agency.[4] In 2003, the agency established its International office, Adnkronos International, which provides news and reports in Arabic and English, mainly from the Arab world.[2]

In July 2014, Adnkronos International signed an agreement with Iran's official news agency, IRNA, to promote bilateral news cooperation.[2]

The Italian edition of the World Almanac, Il libro dei fatti, is being published by the agency.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gaspari, Federico (2013). "A phraseological comparison of international news agency reports published online: Lexical bundles in the English-language output of ANSA, Adnkronos, Reuters and UPI". Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English 13. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Iran, Italy news agencies agree to promote cooperation". IRNA. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ The Europa World Year Book 2003. Taylor & Francis. 10 July 2003. p. 2247. ISBN 978-1-85743-227-5. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Gino Moliterno (11 September 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. Routledge. p. 406. ISBN 978-1-134-75877-7. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

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