La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Front page, 4 July 2009
|Founded||1 November 1887|
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.
History and profile
Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was first published on 1 November 1887 in Bari, Italy 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. Originally published as the Corriere delle Puglie, its current title began to be used by editor Raphael Gorjux on 26 February 1928.
Seven different local editions are published, assuming different names in accordance with the locale:
- La Gazzetta di Bari, for the Province of Bari;
- La Gazzetta di Brindisi, for the Province of Brindisi;
- La Gazzetta di Capitanata, for the Province of Foggia;
- La Gazzetta di Lecce, for the Province of Lecce;
- La Gazzetta di Matera, for the Province of Matera;
- La Gazzetta del Nord Barese, for the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and the municipality of Corato;
- La Gazzetta di Potenza, for the Province of Potenza;
- La Gazzetta di Taranto, for the Province of Taranto.
- "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno". RCS. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- 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.
- 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.
- Official Website (Italian)