The Gedi Group denies its intention to sell the weekly “L’Espresso”, directed by Marco Damilano
The rumors about a possible sale of the prestigious weekly “L’Espresso”, founded in 1955, have chased each other in recent days, following the publication by de “Daily fact” an in-depth analysis of the – decidedly not very exciting – trend in print publishing over the last decade.
At the same time, there was talk of a 50 early retirement plan that the new ad Maurizio Scanavino he would have prepared for the Group, which also includes other well-known newspapers, such as “La Repubblica”, “La Stampa” e “The XIX Century”.
The downsizing of the editorial offices should have proceeded with the disposal of the “L’Espresso“, Which since 2017 has been directed by Marco Damiliano, also known as fixed presence a “Propaganda Live”.
The rumors about the possible transfer of ownership de “L’Espresso” were denied by the publisher and the editorial committee of the weekly commented in a note: “The assembly of journalists of theEspresso takes note of the reassurances provided to the editorial board by the top management of Gedi who have denied, defining them as ‘groundless’, the rumors that have emerged in recent days about a possible closure or sale of our historic newspaper “.
“The editorial staff considers it essential, in a delicate moment for the publishing sector, defend the authority of the newspaper and the work of all colleagues and believes that the spread of these fake news in recent weeks has been favored by the lack of public communications from the publisher. The CDR will ensure that these reassurances are followed by concrete commitments to guarantee the quality of work ”.
Since April 2020 the Gedi Group is controlled by the Giano Holding, a company specifically set up by Exor, controlled by the family Agnelli, following the purchase of the shares from Cir from Carlo De Benedetti.