Alto Adige (newspaper)

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Alto Adige
Type Daily newspaper
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Società Editrice Tipografica Atesina
(Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso)
Founded 1945; 72 years ago (1945)
Language Italian
Headquarters Bolzano
Circulation 11,400 (2014)

Alto Adige is an Italian local daily newspaper, based in Bolzano. It is sold in South Tyrol and since 1999 also in the province of Belluno. Prior to 2000, the newspaper was published with three local editions, for South Tyrol, Trentino and Belluno, when was subdivided with two new local newspapers: Trentino and Corriere delle Alpi.

History and profile[edit]

Alto Adige was founded in 1945 by the National Liberation Committee after the previous closure of the newspaper La Provincia di Bolzano in the same year, becoming the only Italian language newspaper in South Tyrol. Becoming a regional-circulation newspaper in 1946, in the 1950s decade the publisher, S.E.T.A., received financial aids from the Italian Government to defend the Italianization of South Tyrol and maintain the Brenner border with Austria.

Between 1958 and 1999 Alto Adige had two German language pages called Deutsches Blatt. For the Ladin (and occasionally also for the Romansh or Friulian) language minorities is published a weekly special page called Plata ladins. Another bi-weekly special page is published in alternating for the Cimbrian/Mócheno language minorities, called Di sait vo Lusèrn and Liaba lait.

The owner of Alto Adige is Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso[1] and the paper has its headquarters in Bolzano.[2][3] It has an independent political stance.[3]

Alto Adige had a circulation of 36,446 copies in 2008.[4] Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso claimed a circulation of 12,220 copies for the paper in 2013.[1] The company reported that the paper had a circulation of 11,400 in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Products" (PDF). Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso. October 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Local Newspapers". Gruppo Espresso. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation in 2008 Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa

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