GEDI Gruppo Editoriale - Statistics & Facts

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, formerly known as Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, is an Italian media conglomerate founded in 1955. It operates in the newspaper, magazine, radio, internet, television and advertising sectors.

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale 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.), which owns and publishes the daily newspapers La Stampa and Il Secolo XIX. In 2017, this merger has created the biggest editorial project in the field of publishing in Italy.

La Repubblica is one the most important Italian daily newspapers. With an average of 222.7 thousand copies in circulation in 2017 and two million daily readers of the traditional edition of the newspaper in 2017, 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 and is among the most read ones, with about 149 thousand copies sold in Italy in 2017 and 1.7 million copies in circulation abroad in 2017.

The Periodical Division of the media conglomerate counts about 1.5 million readers as of June 2017. One of the two most prominent Italian weeklies is also published by the Group; L'Espresso is a weekly culture and politics magazine, with 3.1 million copies sold in Italy in 2017 and almost the same number of copies in circulation in Italy and abroad during the same year.

In 1989, GEDI Gruppo Editoriale acquired Radio Deejay, the second national radio station with 5.2 million average daily listeners in the first half of 2018. The Group also owns Radio Capital and m20. Radio Capital, acquired in 1997, is aimed at a young and adult audience reaching 1.6 million daily listeners as of June 2018, while m20, launched in 2002, is aimed at a teenager audience reaching 1.6 million daily listeners in the first half of 2018.

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