La Stampa

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La Stampa
La Stampa front page 2006-12-10.jpg
Front page, 10 December 2006
Type National daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Fiat SpA
Publisher Editrice La Stampa
Editor Mario Calabresi
Founded 1867
Political alignment Social liberalism, centrism
Language Italian
Headquarters Via Marenco 32, Turin, Italy
Circulation 256,203 (2012)
ISSN 1122-1763

La Stampa is an Italian daily newspaper published in Turin. It is distributed in Italy and other European nations.

History and profile[edit]

The paper was founded in 1867 with the name Gazzetta Piemontese.[1] 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.[1] For criticising the 1924 murder of the socialist Giacomo Matteotti, he was forced to resign and sell the newspaper to Giovanni Agnelli.[1] Thus, the paper is owned by Fiat SpA.[2] It has a centrist stance.[3] The former contributors of La Stampa include Italian novelist Alberto Moravia.[4]

La Stampa, based in Turin, is published in berliner format.[5][6] 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.[7]

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.[citation needed] Mario Calabresi is the editor-in-chief of the daily.[8][9][10]

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.[11] It did not detonate.[11]

The 1988 circulation of the paper was 560,000 copies.[2] The circulation of La Stampa was 330,000 copies in 2003.[3] It was 256,203 copies in 2012.[12]



Columnist & Journalists

Former journalists


  1. ^ a b c "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual". European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The press in Italy". BBC. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Ruth Ben-Ghiat (2001). Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945. Berkeley: University of California Press. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Berliner format". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Tony Harcup (May 2014). A Dictionary of Journalism. Oxford University Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-19-964624-1. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  7. ^ About Us La Stampa.
  8. ^ Alastair Reid (12 August 2014). "Inside digital innovation at La Stampa". Journalism. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  9. ^ Anne Penketh; Philip Oltermann; Stephen Burgen (12 June 2014). "European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution". The Guardian (Paris, Berlin, Barcelona). Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ a b Nataliya Rovenskaya (April 2013). "Anarchists and suspected mafia target Italian media". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  12. ^ Dati Ads - media mobile luglio 2012

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