WPROST is one of the most influential weekly news magazines in Poland. It is published by Agencja Wydawniczo-Reklamowa WPROST. Since the end of December 2009, the majority shareholder of AWR WPROST is Platforma Mediowa Point Group SA (WSE: POINTGROUP, PGM), which is one of the most dynamic companies in the Polish media and publishing industry.
Since May 2010 the editor in chief of the WPROST weekly is Tomasz Lis, one of the most known Polish journalists.
The first issue of WPROST came out on 5 December 1982. It was then published in Poznań and tackled mainly regional matters. In 1989 WPROST became a national magazine, gaining new readers and the posPLition of the biggest opinion weekly in Poland. In terms of popularity in Poland, the magazine enjoys reputation comparable with that of The Economist or Time.