Panorama (magazine)

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image of magazine cover 5 February 2009.
Panorama cover, 5 February 2009.
Former editors Maurizio Belpietro
Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 303,422 (June 2013)
Publisher Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
First issue 27 April 1939; 76 years ago (1939-04-27)
Company Arnoldo Mondadori Editore
Country Italy
Based in Milan
Language Italian
Website Panorama

Panorama is a weekly Italian-language news magazine published in Italy and based in Milan.[1]


Panorama was founded in Milan in 1939[2] and closed one year later; the magazine was relaunched by Italian publisher Arnoldo Mondadori in cooperation with the American Time—Life group in Milan in October 1962.[3][4][5]


The magazine is owned and published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore,[4][6][7] the largest Italian publishing house.[8] The company is controlled by Fininvest, a financial holding company controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi,[2][4] Italian prime minister until November 2011. Although American group Time-Life company also owned the magazine, later it left the magazine due to low circulation levels.[5]


Panorama had a circulation of 350,429 copies in 1984.[9] The circulation of the magazine was 530,031 copies between September 1993 and August 1994.[10] In 2000 it rose to 566,000 copies.[11] The 2003 circulation of the weekly was 525,000 copies.[3] Its circulation was 514,000 copies in 2004.[12] It was the third best-selling news magazine in Italy in 2007[13] with a circulation of 479,297 copies.[14] The circulation of the magazine was 511,349 copies in 2010.[7] The magazine had a circulation of 303,422 copies in June 2013.[15]

Management and staff[edit]

Giorgio Mulè is the magazine's director, succeeding Maurizio Belpietro and Pietro Calabrese; Paolo Madron, Rita Pinci and Luciano Santilli are vice-directors. A former director of the magazine, Carlo Rossella, became a director of Medusa Film.

Editorial staff[edit]

See also[edit]

List of magazines published in Italy


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