4 July 2009 cover (The First Lady)
|Owner(s)||Edipresse Polska S.A.|
|Editor||Zuzanna Ziomecka & Marcin Prokop|
Przekrój (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpʂɛkruj]; Cross-section) is the oldest Polish weekly newsmagazine still in operation, established in 1945 in Kraków. It was purchased by the Swiss owned Edipresse Polska in 2001 and for the following decade published in Warsaw. From 1 July 2011 it is located back in Kraków with headquarters in Zabłocie, sold to a local businessman Grzegorz Hajdarowicz.
Przekrój was created by the writer and graphic-artist Marian Eile-Kwaśniewski (1910–1984) from Warsaw who, until 1969, was also the first and only editor-in-chief of the magazine. The magazine focused on current social, political and cultural events both Polish and International. In the 1970s Przekrój reached record circulation, with 700,000 copies per issue, by far, the most popular magazine in the country. As of 2011, it had a modest circulation of 73,000 copies.
The list of editors in chief in chronological order include: Marian Eile (1945–1969), Mieczysław Kieta (1969–1973), Mieczysław Czuma (1973–2000), Maciej Piotr Prus (2000–2001), Józef Lubiński (2001), Jacek Rakowiecki (2001–2002), Roman Kurkiewicz (2002), Piotr Najsztub (2002–2006), Mariusz Ziomecki (2006–2007), Jacek Kowalczyk (2007–2010), Katarzyna Janowska (2010–2011), Artur Rumianek (2011), Donat Szyller (2011), Roman Kurkiewicz (2012), and Zuzanna Ziomecka and Marcin Prokop since 2012.
Among the former contributors to Przekrój were such personalities of Polish literary scene as: Maria Dąbrowska, Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz, Jan Brzechwa, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Kazimierz Wyka, Daniel Mróz, Jerzy Waldorff, Sławomir Mrożek, Ludwik Jerzy Kern and Jan Błoński.
Notes and references
- "Znany tygodnik wyprowadza się z Warszawy". Wiadomości regionalne (in Polish). Onet. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "Średnia sprzedaż ogółem (październik): "Przekrój"". Wirtualnemedial. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2012.