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
Owner(s) Poligrafici Editoriale (since 1997)
Founder(s)  • Cino Del Duca
 • Gaetano Baldacci
Founded 21 March 1956
Political alignment Centre-left
Language Italian
Headquarters Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Circulation 69,000 (2008)
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.


Il Giorno was founded by the Italian businessman Cino Del Duca on 21 March 1956,[1] 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. The paper maintains a centre-left political stance.

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

In 1997, Eni sold Il Giorno 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, Il Giorno switched from a broadsheet to a tabloid format.[3] The paper was published in tabloid format until 2003 when it adopted again broadsheet format.[3] In 2009, the paper began to publish a new sports supplement.


The 1988 circulation of Il Giorno was 290,000 copies.[2] In 1992 it had a circulation of 170,000 copies.[1] In 2008 the newspaper had a circulation of approximately 69,000 copies.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-203-74849-2. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Broadsheet / Tabloid Formats". SFN Flash 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation (2008) Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.

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