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Italian Journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, Dies At 98

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Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari was a writer. He served as the news magazine L’Espresso’s editor from 1963 to 1968, a member of the Chamber of Deputies from 1968 to 1972, and co-founder and editor of the newspaper La Repubblica from 1976 to 1996.

Eugenio Scalfari, who transformed Italian journalism, passes away

At the age of 98, Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari passed away. Scalfari founded the liberal daily newspaper La Repubblica, which contributed to the revolution in Italian journalism. By bursting onto already packed newsstands in 1976 with snappy headlines and a snarky style, the Rome-based paper made history.

It was renowned for pursuing Silvio Berlusconi tenaciously, the media tycoon who served as Italy’s premier for three terms. Scalfari’s passing was announced and a moment of silence was observed by senators on Thursday in Italy. The fact that Scalfari’s weekly pieces still caused controversy after he left his position as editor of La Repubblica in 1996 was evidence of his ongoing influence.

Eugenio Scalfari Age, Family, Early Life

On April 6, 1924, in Civitavecchia, Italy, Eugenio Scalfari was born. He holds an Italian nationality. He belongs to white ethnic group and his Zodiac sign is Aries.

The Calabrian-born family of Eugenio Scalfarii later relocated to Sanremo, where his father served as the Casino’s artistic director. We don’t know anything else about his family members.

Eugenio Scalfari Husband, What about his Children?

Enrica and Donata, the couple’s two daughters, were born to Eugenio Scalfari and Simonetta De Benedetti.

Eugenio Scalfari’s Career, What was his profession?

Scalfari, a law graduate with a passion for journalism and politics, worked for the important postwar periodicals Il Mondo and L’Europeo. He participated in the founding of the Radical Party in 1955. He and Arrigo Benedetti co-founded one of Italy’s leading newsmagazines, L’Espresso, in October 1955 with funding provided by progressive industrialist Adriano Olivetti, the creator of Olivetti typewriters.

The first editor-in-chief position was held by the seasoned Benedetti until 1963, when he turned the reins over to Scalfari after directing the newsmagazine L’Europeo. In a joint venture with Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, the Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso also debuted the center-left daily newspaper La Repubblica in January 1976.

Scalfari was appointed editor-in-chief and held the position through 1996. Few people thought that such an endeavor would be successful in the competitive Italian newspaper market, but La Repubblica flourished under the able editorship of Scalfari, rivaling the famed Corriere della Sera in terms of sales and stature as a national daily. He continued to contribute to L’Espresso and La Repubblica. In addition, he has written several works, including 1969’s “Autunno della Repubblica” and the 1998 novel “Il Labirinto” (“The Labyrinth”).

Politics

At first, Scalfari was a devout Italian fascist who identified as “Young, cheerful, and fascist,” like many other Italians of the day. Scalfari was linked to the Italian Liberal Party after World War II, but in 1956 he took part in the Radical Party’s breakaway from the Radicals (leftist liberals), including Marco Pannella and Ernesto Rossi.

Scalfari ceded his position as editor to Gianni Corbi after being elected as an independent affiliated with the Italian Socialist Party (PSI) to the Chamber of Deputies in 1968 (1968-1972). In addition to being a libertarian, Scalfari identified himself as “liberal of social mold.” In the 1981 Italian referendums, he supported abortion.

How much is Eugenio Scalfari Net Worth?

The estimated range of Eugenio Scalfari’s net worth or income is $1 million to $8 million. His principal profession as a journalist has contributed significantly to his riches.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Eugenio Scalfari started his secondary education at Rome’s Mamiani High School. At the G.D. Cassini school, he finished his high school education there.

Is he available on any kind of social media platforms?

Eugenio is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Eugenio Scalfari’s Height, Weight

Height Not Available
Hair color White
Eye color Black
Weight Not Available
Body type Fit
Sexual orientation Straight

Interesting facts about Eugenio Scalfari’s should be knows

Nationality Italian
Ethnicity White
Zodiac sign Aries
Relationship Status Married

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