Oggi (magazine)

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Oggi
Editor-in-chief Umberto Brindani
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 66,045 (2013)
Publisher RCS Periodici
First issue 1 June 1939; 76 years ago (1939-06-01)
Company RCS media group
Country Italy
Based in Milan
Language Italian
Website Oggi

Oggi (meaning Today in English) is an Italian weekly news magazine published in Milan, Italy, and is one of the oldest magazines in the country.

History and profile[edit]

Oggi was established in Milan[1] in June 1939.[2][3] The magazine was modelled on the American magazine Life.[4] The early editors were Mario Pannunzio and Arigo Benedetti.[2] It was closed down in 1942 due to pressure from Fascists.[5]

The magazine was restarted in July 1945.[6][7] From its restart in 1945 to 1956 the magazine was edited by Edilio Rusconi.[7][8] Pino Belleri and Vittorio Buttafava are among the former editors-in-chief of the weekly.[6][9]

Oggi is owned by the RCS media group[10] and is published weekly by RCS Periodici, a subsidiary of the group.[11] The magazine is edited by Umberto Brindani.[12]

The weekly is one of the Italian magazines which published Lady Diana's photographs in her final moments in September 1997.[13]

Circulation[edit]

In 1970 the circulation of Oggi was 950,000 copies.[14] The weekly had a circulation of 550,740 copies in 1984.[15] It rose to 728,533 copies between September 1993 and August 1994.[16]

In 2001 Oggi had a circulation of 748,000 copies.[17] From December 2002 to November 2003 the average circulation of the magazine was 708,940 copies.[18] Its circulation fell to 675,000 copies in 2004.[19] The 2007 circulation of the magazine was 623,679 copies.[20][21] In 2010 the magazine had a circulation of 511,539 copies.[11] Its circulation during the first half of 2013 was 66,045 copies.[22]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The most important Italian magazines". Life in Italy. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ignazio Weiss (May 1960). "The Illustrated Newsweeklies in Italy" (PDF). International Communication Gazette 6 (2). Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Antonio Ciaglia; Marco Mazzoni (2014). "Pop-politics in times of crisis: The Italian tabloid press during Mario Monti’s government" (PDF). European Journal of Communication 29 (4). Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Stephen Gundle (Summer 2002). "Hollywood Glamour and Mass Consumption in Postwar Italy" (PDF). Journal of Cold War Studies 4 (3). Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Sanna Kristiina Salo. "The propaganda discourses used by Oggi and Tempo in Italy during the right-wing power consolidation 1950-1953" (PDF). University of Oulu. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Science News? Overview of Science Reporting in the EU" (PDF). EU. 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b David Forgacs; Stephen Gundle (2007). Mass Culture and Italian Society from Fascism to the Cold War. Indiana University Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-253-21948-5. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "Edilio Rusconi". Brand Milano. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  9. ^ J. H. Schacht (March 1970). "Italian Weekly Magazines Bloom Wildly but Need Pruning" (PDF). Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 47 (1). Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  10. ^ Marco Mazzoni; Antonio Ciaglia (2013). "How Italian politics goes popular: Evidence from an empirical analysis of gossip magazines and TV shows" (PDF). International Journal of Cultural Studies. doi:10.1177/1367877913496199. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  12. ^ RCS Media Group website
  13. ^ Andrew Whittaker (2010). Italy: Be Fluent in Italian Life and Culture. Thorogood Publishing. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-85418-628-7. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "The Press: Women, Not Girls". Time. 18 January 1971. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  15. ^ Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). The Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 14 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Rcs Mediagroup" (PDF). Borsa Italiana. 12 March 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
  20. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "List of represented titles. Magazines" (PDF). Publicitas International AG. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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