La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Front page, 4 July 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mario Ciancio Sanfilippo
Editor-in-chiefOscar Iarussi (2021)
Founded1 November 1887; 136 years ago (1887-11-01)
HeadquartersBari, Italy
Circulation110,000 (2016)

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (English: "The Gazette of the South") is an Italian daily newspaper, founded in 1887 in Bari, Italy. It is one of the leading newspapers published in Southern Italy, with most of its readers living in Apulia and Basilicata.[citation needed]

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno suspended its publication temporarily on 1 August 2021 due to financial crisis and court proceedings against its owner, Mario Ciancio Sanfilippo.[1] The newspaper resumed publications on 19 February 2022.[2]

History and profile

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was first published on 1 November 1887 in Bari, Italy,[3] 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.[3]

The editor-in-chief of La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was Giuseppe de Tomaso until 2021.[3] Since the 1990s the paper has objectively covered the news on migration to Italy.[4] On 11 November 2021, Oscar Iarussi was appointed the editor-in-chief of La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.[5]

The 2008 circulation of La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno was 88,275 copies.[6] It was 110,000 copies in 2016.[3]

After its suspension, the bankruptcy receivers for La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno filed an appeal against the former manager of the newspaper, Ledi srl for the trademark La Nuova Gazzetta di Puglia e Basilicata, which is to be used in an upcoming newspaper of the company, citing potential confusion with the name La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno.[7]

Finally, the newspaper resumed publications on 19 February 2022.[2]

Local editions

Seven different local editions are published,[3] assuming different names in accordance with the locale:

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

See also


  1. ^ "Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, ok al concordato preventivo. Più vicino il ritorno in edicola con il nuovo editore". Il Fatto Quotidiano (in Italian). 8 October 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno torna in edicola, 'E' rinata' - Puglia". Agenzia ANSA (in Italian). 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e "La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno". RCS. Archived from the original on 23 July 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Gazzetta Mezzogiorno: Iarussi nuovo direttore responsabile - Puglia". Agenzia ANSA (in Italian). 11 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  6. ^ 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 22 July 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Editoria, Gazzetta Mezzogiorno chiede stop a Nuova Gazzetta". Adnkronos (in Italian). 18 November 2021. Retrieved 18 November 2021.