La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

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La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
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Front page, 4 July 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mario Ciancio Sanfilippo
Founded1 November 1887
HeadquartersBari, Italy
Circulation110,000 (2016)

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno is an Italian daily newspaper, founded in 1887 in Bari, Italy. It is one of the most important newspapers published in Southern Italy with most of its readers living in Apulia and Basilicata[citation needed].

History and profile[edit]

Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was first published on 1 November 1887 in Bari, Italy[1] by the magazine editor Martino Cassano to fill the niche for a local newspaper in Bari despite Apulia's high rate of illiteracy; it measured at 70% in 1905.[citation needed] Originally published as the Corriere delle Puglie, its current title began to be used by editor Raphael Gorjux on 26 February 1928.[1]

The editor-in-chief of Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno is Giuseppe de Tomaso.[1] Since the 1990s the paper has objectively covered the news on migration to Italy.[2]

The 2008 circulation of Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was 88,275 copies.[3] It was 110,000 copies in 2016.[1]

Local editions[edit]

Seven different local editions are published,[1] assuming different names in accordance with the locale:

There are separate editorial offices in Bari, Foggia, Lecce, Matera, Barletta, Potenza, Taranto.


  1. ^ a b c d e "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno". RCS. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ Harlan Koff (2008). Fortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses? The Integration of Migrants in Western Europe. Peter Lang. p. 153. ISBN 978-90-5201-443-2. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ Data for average Newspaper circulation (Diffusione media (Italia + Estero)) from the Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa (Ads) survey on 2008 in Italy "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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