L'Unione Sarda

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L'Unione Sarda
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Front page, 4 July 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)L'Unione Editoriale
PublisherL'Unione Sarda
Founded13 October 1889; 129 years ago (1889-10-13)
Political alignmentCentrism
HeadquartersCagliari, Italy
Circulation68,332 (2008)
OCLC number751755237
WebsiteL'Unione Sarda

L'Unione Sarda is an Italian regional daily newspaper for the island of Sardinia. It is the oldest newspaper in Sardinia still publishing.

History and profile[edit]

L'Unione Sarda was first published on 13 October 1889.[1][2][self-published source?] In its initial phase Raffa Gazia was the publisher of the paper.[3] It was a radical publication and Antonio Gramsci was among the contributors.[3] He published his first article in the paper.[4]

L'Unione Sarda is based in Cagliari[5] and owned by the Italian businessman Sergio Zuncheddu. Its publisher is L'Unione Sarda SPA.[5] The paper has four editions.[6] It has been the first European newspapers with its own website, launched in 1994.[7]

On its 120th anniversary of the establishment a commemorative stamp was published by the post of Italy on 13 October 2009.[1]

In 2004 the circulation of L'Unione Sarda was 66,700 copies.[8] The paper had a circulation of 68,332 copies in 2008.[9]


  1. ^ a b "IT051.09". WNS Stamps. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ Matteo Ionta (1 November 2006). Regional Media and Identity in Sardinia. Lulu.com. p. 85. ISBN 978-1-84753-923-6. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b Roger A. Salerno (2004). Beyond the Enlightenment: Lives and Thoughts of Social Theorists. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-275-97724-5. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ James Martin (2002). Antonio Gramsci: Intellectual and political context. Taylor & Francis. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-415-21748-4. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ a b "L'Unione Sarda". Publicitas. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  6. ^ "L'Unione Sarda". Prime Media. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  7. ^ Martin Clark (6 June 2014). Modern Italy, 1871 to the Present. Routledge. p. 483. ISBN 978-1-317-86603-9. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  8. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  9. ^ Data for average newspaper circulation in 2008 in Italy Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa.

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