La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
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Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno is an Italian daily newspaper, founded in 1887 in Bari, Italy. It is one of the most important newspapers published in Southern Italy, with most of its readers living in Apulia and Basilicata.
The newspaper was founded in 1887 in Bari, Italy by the magazine editor Martino Cassano to fill the niche for a local newspaper in Bari despite Apulia's high rate of illiteracy; it measured at 70% in 1905. Originally published as the Corriere delle Puglie, it assumed its current title in 1906.
Five different local editions are currently published, assuming different names in accordance with the locale:
- La Gazzetta di Bari, for the Province of Bari;
- La Gazzetta di Brindisi, for the Province of Brindisi;
- La Gazzetta di Capitanata, for the Province of Foggia;
- La Gazzetta di Lecce, for the Province of Lecce;
- La Gazzetta di Matera, for the Province of Matera;
- La Gazzetta del Nord Barese, for the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and the municipality of Corato;
- La Gazzetta di Potenza, for the Province of Potenza;
- La Gazzetta di Taranto, for the Province of Taranto.
- Official Website (Italian)
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