Panorama (magazine)

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October 1962 edition
Former editorsEzio Mauro
CategoriesNews magazine
Circulation80,318 (May 2021)
PublisherArnoldo Mondadori Editore
First issue27 April 1939; 84 years ago (1939-04-27)
CompanyPanorama S.r.l (La Verità Group)
Based inMilan

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

History and overview[edit]

Panorama was founded in Milan in 1939.[2] The magazine was temporarily closed by the Fascist rule in December 1940 due to the publication of the translated texts by Ada Prospero.[3] It was relaunched by Italian publisher Arnoldo Mondadori in cooperation with the American Time Inc. group in Milan in October 1962.[4][5][6]

The magazine came out biweekly in the initial period.[3]


The magazine is owned and published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore,[5][7][8] the largest Italian publishing house.[9] The company is controlled by Fininvest, a financial holding company controlled by the family of Silvio Berlusconi,[2][5] a former Prime Minister of Italy. Although American group Time-Life company also owned the magazine, later it left the magazine due to low circulation levels.[6]


Panorama had a circulation of 350,429 copies in 1984.[10] The circulation of the magazine was 530,031 copies between September 1993 and August 1994.[11] In 2000 it rose to 566,000 copies.[12] The 2003 circulation of the weekly was 525,000 copies.[4] Its circulation was 514,000 copies in 2004.[13] It was the third best-selling news magazine in Italy in 2007[14] with a circulation of 479,297 copies.[15] The circulation of the magazine was 511,349 copies in 2010.[8] The magazine had a circulation of 303,422 copies in June 2013.[16] The magazine had a circulation of 80,318 copies and sold 47,425 copies in May 2021.[17]

Management and staff[edit]

Maurizio Belpietro is the magazine's director, succeeding Giorgio Mulè and Pietro Calabrese. A former director of the magazine, Carlo Rossella, became a director of Medusa Film.


Adolfo Battaglia, a veteran journalist and politician, is among the former contributors of Panorama.[18]

The current contributors of Panorama include:

See also[edit]

January 2018 Panorama cover, Mondadori
2004 Panorama cover, Mondadori


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  9. ^ Yoo Hyae Huh (2007). "Social Responsibility of the Media: The Italian Media under Berlusconi" (PDF). The Mediterranean Review. 1 (2). Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  13. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
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  15. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  16. ^ Data Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa 26 August 2013.
  17. ^ Circulation data Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa 24 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Autore: Adolfo Battaglia". First Online (in Italian). Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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