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Gente (meaning People in English)[1] is a popular and long-running Italian weekly current affairs[2] and celebrity gossip magazine.

Gente
CategoriesCurrent affairs magazine
Gossip magazine
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation332,340 (2010)
FounderEdilio Rusconi
Year founded1957; 62 years ago (1957)
CompanyHearst Magazines
CountryItaly
Based inMilan
LanguageItalian
WebsiteGente

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History and profileEdit

Gente was launched in Milan in 1957.[1] Its founder and publisher was Edilio Rusconi,[3] an Italian journalist, writer, publisher and film producer.[4] The magazine was the flagship of Rusconi Group.[5] The magazine was part of Rusconi Group until 1999 when the Group was acquired by Hachette Filipacchi Médias, a subsidiary of Lagardère SCA.[6]

The magazine was published by Hachette Rusconi under the Hachette Filipacchi Médias ownership.[7][8] It was owned by Hachette Filipacchi Médias[9] until 2011 when it was acquired by Hearst Magazines.[10][11] It is published on a weekly basis.[7][12]

CirculationEdit

Gente had a circulation of 667,553 copies in 1984.[13] It rose to 769,185 copies between September 1993 and August 1994.[14] In 2000 the magazine had a circulation of 690,000 copies.[15] The 2004 circulation of the magazine was 573,000 copies.[16] It was 411,425 copies in 2007.[17][18] Its circulation was 332,340 copies in 2010.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The most important Italian magazines". Life in Italy. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nico Pitrelli; Federica Manzoli; Barbara Montolli (2006). "Science in advertising: uses and consumptions in the Italian press". Public Understanding of Science. 15 (2). doi:10.1177/0963662506061126. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies: A-J. Taylor & Francis. p. 980. ISBN 978-1-57958-390-3. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Edilio Rusconi". Brand Milano. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ Philip Cooke (10 May 2011). The Legacy of the Italian Resistance. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-230-11901-7. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Hachette Filipacchi Médias acquiert la majorité du Groupe Rusconi" (Press release). Lagardère Group (in French). Paris. 3 February 1999. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "World Magazine Trends 2010/2011" (PDF). FIPP. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  8. ^ Maria Lombardo (2009). Giornali d'Europa. editpress. p. 33. ISBN 978-88-89726-30-3. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  9. ^ Marco Mazzoni; Antonio Ciaglia (2013). "How Italian politics goes popular: Evidence from an empirical analysis of gossip magazines and TV shows". International Journal of Cultural Studies. doi:10.1177/1367877913496199. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  10. ^ "French Lagardere sells international magazines to Hearst". Publicitas. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  11. ^ Daniele Lepido (6 July 2011). "Il gruppo Hearst fa shopping nei periodici italiani". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  12. ^ Mark Gilbert; Robert K. Nilsson (19 September 2007). Historical Dictionary of Modern Italy. Scarecrow Press. p. 355. ISBN 978-0-8108-6428-3. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Top paid-circulation consumer magazines". Ad Age. 17 April 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Top 50 General Interest magazines worldwide (by circulation)" (PDF). Magazine.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  16. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Dati ADS (tirature e vendite)". Fotografi (in Italian). Archived from the original on 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  18. ^ 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.

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