Il Giorno (newspaper)

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Il Giorno
Logo Il Giorno.png
Frontpage Il Giorno.jpg
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
Political alignment Centre-left
Language Italian
Headquarters Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Circulation 69,000 (2008) [1]
ISSN 1124-2116
OCLC number 759765507

Il Giorno is an Italian-language national daily newspaper, based in Milan, Italy; it has numerous local editions in Lombardy.


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[2] bought part of the publishing company.

In 1959, Del Duca sold his stake to Eni and Italo Pietra became the newspaper's new editor.

Because of the 1973 oil crisis worldwide and the competition of la Repubblica – a new daily newspaper established in 1976 and published in Rome – it dropped many readers.

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.

In 2000, it switched from a broadsheet to a tabloid format and, in 2009, began to publish a new sports supplement.


The 1988 circulation of the paper was 290,000 copies.[2] As of 2008, the newspaper had a circulation of approximately 69,000 copies.[1]

Political stance[edit]

It maintains a centre-left political stance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Data for average newspaper circulation (Diffusione media (Italia + Estero)) from the Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (ADS) survey on 2008 in Italy [1].
  2. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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