La Nazione

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Front page, 30 May 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Monrif
RCS MediaGroup
Publisher Poligrafici Editoriale
Founded 8 July 1859; 155 years ago (1859-07-08)
Political alignment Centrism
Conservatism
Language Italian
Headquarters Florence, Italy
Circulation 136,993 (2008)
Website La Nazione

La Nazione is one of the oldest regional newspapers in Italy being established on 8 July 1859. The paper is based in Florence.

History and profile[edit]

La Nazione was founded by Bettino Ricasoli, interim head of the Tuscan government.[1][2] The first issue appeared on 8 July 1859.[1] Its title reflects the hope of Ricasoli for a unified Italy.[1]

La Nazione merged with Cavour's famous political newspaper, Il Risorgimento. Based in Florence, Italy,[3] it is published in fourteen editions[4] including those for the regions of Tuscany, Umbria and for the Province of La Spezia in Liguria.[5] The early contributors include Edmondo de Amicis, Carlo Lorenzini, Giovanni Spadolini, Giuseppe Prezzolini and Mario Luzi.[4]

In 2004 the owners were Monrif (59.2 %) and the RCS MediaGroup (9.9%).[6] The publisher of La Nazione is Poligrafici Editoriali.[6] The paper is published in tabloid format.[7]

Circulation[edit]

The 1988 circulation of La Nazione was 288,000 copies.[3] Between 1998 and 2001 the paper had a 30% share of the Italian language newspaper market in Tuscany.[8] The circulation of the paper was 149,997 copies in 2001 and it was 143,554 copies in 2002.[6] Its circulation was 145,000 copies in 2003.[7] The paper had a circulation of 136,993 copies in 2008.[9]

Notable journalists[edit]

La Nazione editorial office in Florence
  • Giuseppe Are (1930–2006), historian
  • Umberto Cecchi, journalist
  • Zeffiro Ciuffoletti, historian and columnist

Directors[edit]

  • Leopold Cempini: 14 July to 9 August 1859
  • Alessandro D'Ancona: 10 August 1859 to 30 April 1860
  • Piero Puccioni: from 1 May 1860 to 11 January 1869
  • Raymond Brenna: from 12 January to 1 September 1869
  • Giuseppe Civinini: 16 October 1869 to 19 December 1871
  • Celestino Bianchi: 31 December 1871 to 29 June 1885
  • Niccolò Nobili: 1 July 1885 to 17 October 1893
  • Augusto Barazzuoli: 18 October 1893 to 31 January 1894
  • Vico Mantegazza: 1 February 1894 to 15 June 1898
  • Ettore Bernabei: 16 June 1898 to 31 December 1906
  • Silvio Ghelli: 15 August 1910 to 6 November 1914
  • Gustavo Nest: 17 November 1914 to 9 March 1915
  • Aldo Borelli: 10 March 1915 to 31 August 1929
  • Charles Scarfoglio (political director from 1919 to 1924)
  • Umberto Guglielmotti: 1 September 1929 to 10 October 1932
  • Maffio Maffii: 11 October 1932 to 27 July 1943
  • Bruno Micheli: 28 July to 17 August 1943
  • Charles Scarfoglio: from 18 August to 16 September 1943
  • Ridolfo Mazzucconi: from 17 September to 18 October 1943
  • Mirko Giobbe: From 19 October 1943 to 11 August 1944
  • Suspended by a resolution of the Allied Command in Italy on 12 August, the publications were resumed in 1947 with the headline "The Italian nation"
  • Julius Caprin: from 27 March 1947 to 31 October 1950
  • Sandro Volta: from 1 November 1950 to 31 March 1952
  • Panfilo Gentile: from 1 April to 31 October 1952
  • Bruno Micheli: from 1 November 1952 to 3 January 1953
  • Alfio Russo, from 4 January 1953 to 13 October 1961 (in 1959, the newspaper resumed its original name)
  • Enrico Mattei: 14 October 1961 to 20 June 1970
  • Domenico Bartoli: 21 June 1970 to 6 March 1977
  • Alberto Sensini: from 17 March 1977 to 11 October 1980
  • Gianfranco Piazzesi: 12 October 1980 to 17 November 1981
  • Piero Magi from 18 November 1981 to 3 March 1985
  • Tino Neirotti: 4 March 1985 to 29 November 1986
  • Arrigo Petacco: 30 November 1986 to 16 November 1987
  • Roberto Ch'un: from 17 November 1987 to 19 November 1988
  • Roberto Gelmini: 20 November 1988 to 17 December 1991
  • Gabriele Canè: 27 December 1991 to 13 May 1995
  • Riccardo Berti: 14 May 1995 from 11 December 1997
  • Andrea Biavardi: from 12 December 1997 to 29 November 1998
  • Umberto Cecchi: 30 November 1998 to 17 April 2002
  • Francis Carrassi: from 18 April 2002 to 29 November 2008
  • Joseph Mascambruno: from 6 December 2008 - present

The 150th anniversy of its creation[edit]

The 150 years since the foundation has been recalled by a special stamp issued by the Italian post office. In addition to a special issue [10] was organized series of conferences that have enhanced the role of Bettino Ricasoli when the foundation of the newspaper.

It has also produced a commemorative book at newsstand in January 2009, and a deluxe version in bookstores. The book, written by the historic signing of The Nation has been enriched by Maurizio Naldini pictorial performed by Luca Parenti, Marco Innocenti. The volume is divided into three parts, introduced by four professors and historians: Zefiro Ciuffoletti, Cosimo Cecchi and Sandro Rogai. A summary of this book have been printed 20 local cases, attached to the journal in different areas of diffusion, which follows the life of the everyday in relation to the city treated and re-reads a file that the development of advertising from 1859 to the present day in the newspaper founded Florentine by Bettino Ricasoli.[10]

Among the other conventions of particular interest that will play on the future of agricultural resources and food that would feature theFoundation Old New Land, a youth association recently born in Florence between young teachers of the historical and natural materials for the study of the relationship between Earth and the needs of its inhabitants.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "150 years of La Nazion". The Florentine (92). 11 December 2008. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Matthew Hibberd (1 December 2007). The Media in Italy: Press, Cinema and Broadcasting from Unification to Digital. McGraw-Hill Education (UK). p. 26. ISBN 978-0-335-23516-2. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "La Nazione". Monrif Group. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Newspaper evaluation sheet". Mediva. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries". Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "World Press Trends". Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ Angelo Andrea Di Castro; Marika Vicziany (2007). "Chinese Dragons in Prato" (Discussion Paper 47). Monash University. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Data for average Newspaper circulation (2008) Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa
  10. ^ a b The nation 150 years
  11. ^ poster of the conference

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