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Vittorio Feltri

Vittorio Feltri is one of Italy's most prominent journalists. Born in Bergamo in 1943, he started his career with the Eco di Bergamo daily newspaper at the age of 19, as a movie critic. Later, he became a columnist for the daily La Notte. In the 1970s he worked for the Corriere d'Informazione, and later with the largest daily in Italy, Corriere della Sera. He was also editor of the daily Bergamo for a time. In 1989 he was made editor of Europeo magazine, and in 1992 he became editor of the daily Indipendente, which Feltri quickly brought from a low readership to a circulation of 100,000 copies a day.

Shortly thereafter, he went to Il Giornale, a prestigious daily which he edited for four years. In his time there, the newspaper broke all previous sales records, with 240,000 copies sold daily. In the meantime, Feltri wrote for the weekly magazine Panorama and, daily, for Giuliano Ferrara's Il Foglio, as well as other nation-wide newspapers, among them, Il Messaggero and Il Gazzettino.

In 1998 he became the editor of Il Borghese, the weekly magazine created by Leo Longanesi, and in 1999 he was made the editorial director of the Monti Riffeser publishing group, as well as the editor of the Quotidiano Nazionale, Il Resto del Carlino, La Nazione, and Il Giorno dailies.

On July 18, 2000 a new daily appeared on Italian news stands, edited and published by Vittorio Feltri: Libero was immediately welcomed by over 70,000 readers.

Together with Furio Colombo, Vittorio Feltri is the author of "Fascism and Antifascism", a book which was published in November, 1994 by Rizzoli.

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