Gruppo Editoriale L´Espresso media conglomerate - Statistics & Facts

Gruppo Editoriale l´Espresso is an Italian media conglomerate founded in 1955. It operates in the newspaper, magazine, radio, internet, television and advertising sectors.


Gruppo Editoriale l´Espresso publishes the national daily newspaper La Repubblica, as well as the weekly magazine L´Espresso and a large number of local newspapers. Supplements published by the Group include A&F, il Venerdí, D, Trova Roma and Tutto Milano, while magazines include Limes, Micromega, le Scienze, National Geographic and Mente & Cervello. As of March 2016, the Group merged with the publishing house Itedu (Italiana Editrice S.p.A.), who own and publish the daily newspapers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX. This merger will create the biggest editorial project in the field of publishing in Italy and is due to be completed in 2017.

La Repubblica is one the most important Italian daily newspapers. With an average of 232.7 thousand copies in circulation in the first half of 2016 and 2.1 million daily readers of the traditional edition of the newspaper in 2016, La Repubblica is the only newspaper in Italy that has its circulation distributed across all of the different regions, including nine local editions. La Stampa, a daily newspaper published in Turin, is one of the oldest newspapers in Italy. With about 223 copies in distribution in Italy in 2014 and 2.7 million copies in circulation abroad in 2015, La Stampa is the fourth largest national daily newspaper by circulation.

The Periodical Division of the media conglomerate counts about 1.5 million readers as of June 2016. One of the two most prominent Italian weeklies is also published by the Group; L´Espresso is a weekly culture and politics magazine, with two million copies sold in Italy in 2015 and 2.1 million copies in circulation in Italy and abroad during the same year.

In 1989 Gruppo Editoriale l´Espresso acquired Radio Deejay, the second national radio station with 4.8 million average daily listeners in the first half of 2016. The Group also owns Radio Capital and m20. Radio Capital, acquired in 1997, is aimed at a young and adult audience reaching 1.7 million daily listeners as of June 2016, while m20, launched in 2002, is aimed at a teenager audience reaching 1.6 million daily listeners in the first half of 2016.

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