Punto Informatico

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Punto Informatico
Punto Informatico.png
Frontpage, 7 March 2009
Type of site
Online newspaper
Available inItalian
OwnerEdizioni Master
EditorMassimo Mattone
Launched1995 (1995)
Current statusActive[when?]

Punto Informatico (literally "Informatic point", pun for "Informative place") is an Italian online newspaper.


Founded in 1995 and established in 1996, it has been the first Italian daily newspaper published online[1][2] and one of the most read and influential in Italy.[2][3][4][5][6] With 1.1 millions of reader per month, the online edition was the third most widely read in Italy as of June 2008, after La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera and La Stampa.[6][7][8]

It was nominated twice for the Ischia International Journalism Award, in 2009 and 2010.

It has a front page and several specific section dedicated to different topics such as "topicality", "technology", "law", "business" and "security". It has also been defined a "source for legal information", because of its interest to legal related topics and expert writers.[5]


Editorial staff[edit]

  • Massimo Sesti (owner, from 2010)
  • Andrea De Andreis (owner, 1995/2010)
  • Massimo Mattone (editor-in-chief, from 2010)
  • Paolo De Andreis (editor-in-chief, 1995/2010)
  • Luca Schiavoni (graphic, columnist, 1995/2009)

Previous and current columnists[edit]

  • Luca Schiavoni - "Download"
  • Massimo Mantellini - "Contrappunti"
  • Marco Calamari - "Cassandra Crossing"
  • Luca Spinelli - "Puntodivista"
  • Dario Bonacina - "Telefonia"
  • Alessandro Del Rosso

Other writers[edit]

  • Paolo Attivissimo
  • Dario d'Elia
  • Alfonso Maruccia
  • Giulio Fornasar
  • Luca Saccomani



  1. ^ Cos'è Punto Informatico?
  2. ^ a b Libero.it, Description
  3. ^ Edizioni Master, press release
  4. ^ PI: Dati record
  5. ^ a b Iaselli, Michele (2006). La ricerca Giuridica in Internet [Juridical research in Internet] (in Italian). Halley. p. 229. ISBN 8875891532. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "book" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  6. ^ a b Alexa, Punto Informatico Alexa stat.
  7. ^ Edizioni Master Spa acquisisce Punto Informatico, Oktober 2008
  8. ^ Internet, La Repubblica, 20. Oktober 2001
  9. ^ Beta Magazine Awards
  10. ^ Premio WWW 2005
  11. ^ Premio WWW 2006 (PDF; 33 kB)
  12. ^ Big Brother Award Italia