Front page, 10 December 2006
|Type||National daily newspaper|
|Publisher||Editrice La Stampa|
|Political alignment||Social liberalism, centrism|
|Headquarters||Via Marenco 32, Turin, Italy|
History and profile
The paper was founded in 1867 with the name Gazzetta Piemontese. In 1895, the newspaper was bought (and by then edited) by Alfredo Frassati (father of Pier Giorgio Frassati), who gave it its current name and a national perspective. For criticising the 1924 murder of the socialist Giacomo Matteotti, he was forced to resign and sell the newspaper to Giovanni Agnelli. Thus, the paper is owned by Fiat SpA. It has a centrist stance.
La Stampa, based in Turin, is published in berliner format. It launched a website in 1999. La Stampa also launched a project, called Vatican Insider, run by the daily newspaper and has among its staff several Vatican affairs analysts.
Since 26 May 2006, it has published a monthly magazine: Specchio+ (Mirror). From 26 January 1999 to 7 April 2006, it was called Specchio and was published as a weekly magazine.
In the last years, many rumors were defused about the buyout of La Stampa by Italian publishers such as Caltagirone Editore, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso and De Agostini. The editor of the paper is Mario Calabresi. Mario Calabresi is the editor-in-chief of the daily.
On 9 April 2013 an explosive device was sent by an anarchist group, the Federazione Anarchica Informale/Fronte Rivoluzionario, to the offices of La Stampa. It did not detonate.
- Mario Calabresi (Editor)
- Massimo Gramellini (Vice-Editor)
- Roberto Bellato (Vice-Editor)
- Umberto La Rocca (Vice-Editor)
- Federico Geremicca (Vice-Editor, Rome)
Columnist & Journalists
- Massimo Gramellini (Columnist)
- Barbara Spinelli (Columnist)
- Mario Deaglio (Columnist)
- Lucia Annunziata (Columnist)
- Guido Ceronetti (Columnist)
- Mina (Columnist)
- Maurizio Molinari (Journalist)
- Stefania Miretti (Columnist)
- Roberto Beccantini (Columnist)
- Altiero Scicchitano (Columnist)
- Fiamma Nirenstein (Columnist)
- A. B. Yehoshua (Columnist)
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- About Us La Stampa.
- Elisabetta Povoledo (29 September 2013). "New Turmoil for Italy Amid Resignation of 5 in Berlusconi’s Party". The New York Times (Rome). Retrieved 29 September 2013.
- Alastair Reid (12 August 2014). "Inside digital innovation at La Stampa". Journalism. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- Nataliya Rovenskaya (April 2013). "Anarchists and suspected mafia target Italian media". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
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- Official website (Mobile) (Italian)
- lastampashop (Italian)
- Radio Nostalgia, the La Stampa-owned local radio station. (Italian)
- Historical archives of La Stampa(Italian)