Panorama (magazine)

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Panorama logo Mondadori.png
Rivista Panorama 1962 Mondadori.jpg
October 1962 edition
Former editorsEzio Mauro
CategoriesNews magazine
Circulation80,318 (May 2021)
PublisherArnoldo Mondadori Editore
First issue27 April 1939; 83 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]


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 Inc. 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] The magazine had a circulation of 80,318 copies and sold 47,425 copies in May 2021.[16]

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.[17]

The current contributors of Panorama include:

See also[edit]

January 2018 Panorama cover, Mondadori
2004 Panorama cover, Mondadori


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  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  12. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  13. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  15. ^ Data Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa 26 August 2013.
  16. ^ [1] Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa 24 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Autore: Adolfo Battaglia". First Online (in Italian). Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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