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 newspaper published in Southern Italy; has the largest readership in Apulia and Basilicata.
The newspaper was founded in 1887 in Bari, Italy, by the magazine editor Martino Cassano, for the lack of a local newspaper in Bari, despite the high rate of illiteracy in Apulia, equal to 70% in 1905. Originally published as the Corriere delle Puglie, it assumed its current title in 1906.
Currently publishes 5 different local editions, with different names:
- 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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