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 March 1956|
|Headquarters||Milan, Lombardy, Italy|
Il Giorno was founded by the Italian businessman Cino Del Duca on 21 March 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. 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.
- Gino Moliterno, ed. (2005). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-203-74849-2. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
- Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- Data for average newspaper circulation (Diffusione media (Italia + Estero)) from the Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (ADS) survey on 2008 in Italy .
- ilgiorno.it, the newspaper's official website (in Italian)
- October, November and December 1969 Historical front pages.
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