italjournal09With its well recognized dark blue cover, the Italian Journal was founded in 1949 originally as an academic publication containing essays on Italian cultural, political and sociological ideas, often written by academicians.

With its same blue cover today, the magazine now moves into the general interest sphere under the editorial direction of Claudia Palmira Acunto, who succeeds Gastone Orefice and Vittorio Tesoro in the role of editor-in-chief. The revitalized magazine continues to present Italian thinking and achievement in an updated, richly visual, graphic format appropriate to its subject matter.

The magazine is produced by the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to bringing Italian cultural realities to the U.S.