Il Giorno (newspaper)
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Front page (Milan edition), 8 February 2009
|Type||National daily newspaper|
|Format|| • Broadsheet (1956–2000)
• Tabloid (since 2000)
|Owner(s)||Poligrafici Editoriale (since 1997)|
|Founder(s)|| • Cino Del Duca
• Gaetano Baldacci
|Founded||21 April 1956|
|Headquarters||Milan, Lombardy, Italy|
|Circulation||69,000 (2008) |
Founded by the Italian businessman Cino Del Duca in 1956, with the journalist Gaetano Baldacci, to challenge Corriere della Sera, also a daily newspaper published in Milan. Later, because of a financial crisis, Italian public administrator Enrico Mattei and the state-owned oil company Eni bought part of the publishing company.
In 1959, Del Duca sold his stake to Eni and Italo Pietra became the newspaper's new editor.
In 1997, Eni sold the newspaper to the Italian publishing company Poligrafici Editoriale, which also owns two others Italian newspapers (il Resto del Carlino and La Nazione) under the Quotidiano Nazionale network.
It maintains a centre-left political stance.
- ilgiorno.it, the newspaper's official website (in Italian)
- October, November and December 1969 Historical front pages.
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