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The Telecom Italia Group has a long history of in-house publishing, dating back to the 1920s, when the SIP (Società Idroelettrica Piemonte) electricity group, the company that predated phone pioneer Stipel, became one of Italy's first major enterprises to publish the in-house magazine “Sincronizzando...”.

Printed between 1922 and 1931, "Sincronizzando..." became the in-house organ of telephone operations employees at concessionary companies Stipel, Telve and Timo, after the SIP takeover in 1925. The magazine provided coverage of new electricity and telecommunications technologies, in addition to company social activities.

After a two decade layoff, in 1950 in-house publishing took off once more with a brand new magazine – "Selezionando" – that became the longest-running SIP Group publication and continued through to 1994.

"Cronache dal Gruppo" was another magazine that ran from 1973 to 1986, targeted at people who worked for the STET Group, the IRI Group holding company that controlled all of Italy's telephony and telecommunications operating companies at that time.

Company publishing activities underwent a revolution of sorts in the 1980s, when magazines began to be produced specifically for certain groups of company employees.

These publications make up a significant resource for historians, sociologists and people with an interest in the industry.

 

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