Il Riformista
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Romeo Editore srl
Founder(s)Claudio Velardi
EditorClaudio Velardi
Founded23 October 2002
Political alignmentLiberalism
Social democracy
Ceased publication30 March 2012
Relaunched29 October 2019
HeadquartersRome, Italy
Circulation15.000 (2019)
OCLC number464785916

Il Riformista (English: "The Reformist") is an Italian political and financial newspaper based in Rome, Italy.

History and profile

Launched on 23 October 2002,[1] Il Riformista was formed of about four pages with orange as main colour used. The paper closed on 30 March 2012 because of financial problems. It was later relaunched on 29 October 2019.[2] In 2023, former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was appointed as editor.[3] Renzi resigned as editor in 2024 and was replaced by Alessandro Barbano and then Claudio Velardi.[4]


Publications suspended from 2012 to 2019

Columnist and journalists

Past columnists

Current columnists

See also


  1. ^ Eugénie Saitta (April 2006). "The Transformations of Traditional Mass Media Involvement in the Political and Electoral Process" (Conference Paper). Nicosia, Cyprus: ECPR. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Bergamini (FI): "Il 29 ottobre torna in edicola la nuova edizione de 'Il Riformista' "". Il Messaggero (in Italian). Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Matteo Renzi è il nuovo direttore del Riformista - Politica -". Agenzia ANSA (in Italian). 5 April 2023. Retrieved 30 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Il Riformista è una giostra: il nuovo direttore è Claudio Velardi. Alessandro Barbano chiamato da Caltagirone per guidare il Messaggero". Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). 15 April 2024. Retrieved 5 June 2024.