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Gioia (meaning Joy in English) is an Italian language weekly fashion and women's magazine published in Milan, Italy.

Editor in ChiefMaria Elena Viola
CategoriesWomen's magazine
Fashion magazine
PublisherHearst Magazines Italia
Year founded1937
First issue7 March 1937; 82 years ago (1937-03-07)
CompanyHearst Magazines
Based inMilan


History and profileEdit

Gioia was first published on 7 March 1937.[1][2] Its owner and publisher was Rusconi Editore S.p.A.[3] The owner of the company was Edilio Rusconi, an Italian journalist, writer, publisher and film producer.[4] The company acquired the magazine in 1954 and first published it under the name Rusconi A Polazzi Editore in December 1956.[3] The company was the founder and owner of news magazine Gente.[4][5]

In February 1999 Hachette Filipacchi Médias, a subsidiary of Lagardère SCA, bought majority stake (90%) of Rusconi Group, the owner of Rusconi Editore S.p.A.[5] Then Gioia began to be published by Hachette Rusconi.[6][7] In 2011 Hearst Magazines acquired it from Hachette Rusconi.[6][8][9] Following the acquisition Hachette Rusconi changed its name to Hearst Magazines Italia.[6]

Gioia is published weekly by Hearst Magazines Italia.[10][11] The headquarters of the weekly is in Milan.[11][12] The magazine covers articles about beauty, fashion and health.[13] Its target audience is middle-class women over 30.[13]

From 2002 to 2006 Marina Fausti served as the co-editor-in-chief of Gioia.[14] Maria Elena Viola is the editor-in-chief of the magazine,[13]

The weekly was redesigned in June 2013.[13] The website was relaunched in July 2015.[15]

Gioia had a circulation of 403,246 copies in 1984.[16] Its circulation was 197,000 copies in 2007.[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "1940s/1950s/Early 1960s Italian Women's Magazines". Listal. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ Gaetana Marrone; Paolo Puppa, eds. (26 December 2006). Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. Taylor & Francis. p. 979. ISBN 978-1-135-45529-3. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Administrative panel decision". WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. 5 October 2001. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Edilio Rusconi". Brand Milano. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Hachette Filipacchi Médias acquiert la majorité du Groupe Rusconi" (Press release). Lagardère Group (in French). Paris. 3 February 1999. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Hearst completa l'acquisizione di Hachette Rusconi". Franco Abruzzo. Milan. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  7. ^ Maria Lombardo (2009). Giornali d'Europa. editpress. p. 33. ISBN 978-88-89726-30-3. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  8. ^ "French Lagardere sells international magazines to Hearst". Publicitas. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  9. ^ Daniele Lepido (6 July 2011). "Il gruppo Hearst fa shopping nei periodici italiani". Il Sole 24 Ore (in Italian). Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Pubblicita". Hearst Magazines Italia. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  11. ^ a b "The Best Italian Fashion, Beauty and Style Magazines". Made in Italy. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Factsheet". Adnative. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  13. ^ a b c d "New format for Gioia". Adnative. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Marina Faustina". Who's Who in Italy. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Hearst Magazines Italia presenta "Gioia, l'evoluzione di un femminile autentico" e lancia il nuovo". (in Italian). 15 July 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  16. ^ Maria Teresa Crisci. "Relationships between numbers of readers per copy and the characteristics of magazines" (PDF). Print and Digital Research Forum. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  17. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.

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