Corriere della Sera
|La libertà delle idee|
Front page on 15 July 2009
|Founder(s)||Eugenio Torelli Viollier|
|Managing editor, design||Luciano Fontana|
|Founded||15 March 1876|
|Political alignment||Liberalism, centrism|
|Circulation||206,874 (Print, 2018) |
102,000 (Digital, 2018)
|Sister newspapers||La Gazzetta dello Sport|
The Corriere della Sera (Italian pronunciation: [korˈrjɛːre ˈdella ˈseːra]; English: Evening Courier) is an Italian daily newspaper published in Milan with an average daily circulation of 410,242 copies in December 2015.
First published on 5 March 1876, Corriere della Sera is one of Italy's oldest newspapers and is Italy's most read newspaper. Its masthead has remained unchanged since its first edition in 1876. It reached a circulation of over 1 million under editor and co-owner Luigi Albertini, 1900-1925. He was a strong opponent of Socialism, of clericalism, and of Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti who was willing to compromise with those forces. Albertini's opposition to the Fascist regime forced the other co-owners to oust him 1925.
History and profile
In the 1910s and 1920s, under the direction of Luigi Albertini, Corriere della Sera 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.
Mario Borsa, a militant anti-fascist, was appointed the editor-in-chief of Corriere della Sera in May 1945. He was fired because of his political leanings in August 1946 and was replaced by Guglielmo Emanuel, a right-wing journalist. Emanuel served in the post until 1952.
In the 1950s Corriere della Sera was the organ of the conservative establishment in Italy and was strongly anti-communist and pro-NATO. The paper was functional in shaping the views of the Italian upper and middle classes during this period.
The owners of the Corriere della Sera, the Crespi family, sold a share to RCS Media in the 1960s and was listed in the Italian stock exchange. Its main shareholders were Mediobanca, the Fiat group and some of the biggest industrial and financial groups in Italy. In 1974 the RCS Media moved on to control the majority of the paper.
Alberto Cavallari was the editor-in-chief of the paper during the early 1980s. 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. In September 1987 the paper launched a weekly magazine supplement, Sette, which is the first in its category in Italy. 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. The paper started its Saturday supplement, IO Donna, in 1996. In 1997 Corriere della Sera was the best-selling Italian newspaper with a circulation of 687,000 copies.
Corriere della Sera had a circulation of 715,000 copies in 2001. In 2002 it fell to 681,000 copies. In 2003, its then editor Ferruccio de Bortoli resigned from the post. The journalists and opposition politicians claimed the resignation was due to the paper's criticism of Silvio Berlusconi.
In 2004, Corriere della Sera launched an online English section focusing on Italian current affairs and culture. The same year it was the best-selling newspaper in Italy with a circulation of 677,542 copies. Its circulation in December 2007 was 662,253 copies.
It is one of the most visited Italian-language news websites, attracting over 1.6 million readers every day. The online version of the paper was the thirteenth most visited website in the country.
Content and sections
The "Third Page" (a one page-survey dedicated to culture) used to feature a main article named Elzeviro (name from the font used at begin for that), which over the years has published contributions from all the editors as well as major novelists, poets and journalists. On Monday, Corriere is published along with "L'Economia", a weekly finance and business magazine. On Thursday, it is published with "Sette", a current events magazine. On Sunday, it is published along with "la Lettura", a weekly literary supplement.
Contributors (past and present)
The Italian novelist Dino Buzzati was a journalist at the Corriere della Sera. Other notable contributors include Eugenio Montale, Curzio Malaparte, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Enzo Bettiza, Italo Calvino, Alberto Moravia, Amos Oz, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Guido Piovene, Giovanni Spadolini, Oriana Fallaci, Alessandra Farkas, Lando Ferretti, Brunella Gasperini, Enzo Biagi, Indro Montanelli, Giovanni Sartori, Paolo Brera, Francesco Alberoni, Tracy Chevalier, Goffredo Parise, Sergio Romano, Sandro Paternostro, Alan Friedman, Tommaso Landolfi, Alberto Ronchey and Paolo Mieli.
Columnist & Journalists
- Alberto Alesina (Columnist)
- Pierluigi Battista (Journalist)
- Giovanni Bianconi (Journalist)
- Ian Bremmer (Columnist)
- Goffredo Buccini (Journalist)
- Sabino Cassese (Columnist)
- Aldo Cazzullo (Journalist)
- Lorenzo Cremonesi (Journalist)
- Ferruccio de Bortoli (Columnist, former Editor-in-chief)
- Dario Di Vico (Journalist)
- Luigi Ferrarella (Journalist)
- Antonio Ferrari (Journalist)
- Massimo Franco (Journalist)
- Davide Frattini (Jerusalem correspondent)
- Milena Gabanelli (Journalist)
- Massimo Gaggi (New York correspondent)
- Ernesto Galli della Loggia (Columnist)
- Mario Gerevini (Journalist)
- Francesco Giavazzi (Columnist)
- Aldo Grasso (Columnist)
- Marco Imarisio (Journalist)
- Luigi Ippolito (London correspondent)
- Paolo Lepri (Journalist)
- Claudio Magris (Columnist)
- Dacia Maraini (Columnist)
- Viviana Mazza (Journalist)
- Paolo Mereghetti (Columnist)
- Paolo Mieli (Columnist, former Editor-in-chief)
- Stefano Montefiori (Paris correspondent)
- Guido Olimpio (Journalist)
- Angelo Panebianco (Columnist)
- Mario Pappagallo (Columnist)
- Antonio Polito (Columnist)
- Sergio Romano (Columnist)
- Nicola Saldutti (Journalist)
- Guido Santevecchi (Beijing correspondent)
- Giuseppe Sarcina (Washington correspondent)
- Fiorenza Sarzanini(Journalist)
- Beppe Severgnini (Journalist)
- Gian Antonio Stella (Journalist)
- Danilo Taino (Journalist)
- Paolo Valentino (Berlin correspondent)
- Franco Venturini (Columnist)
- Francesco Verderami (Journalist)
- Corriere dei Piccoli, originally a children's supplement of the Corriere della Sera.
- List of non-English newspapers with English language subsections
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- Circulation data 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.
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- Corriere Canadese - the defunct Canadian newspaper where the infamous Vincent C. Torrieri worked. wwwenglishtraining.it
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