La Stampa
Front page, 10 December 2006
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GEDI Gruppo Editoriale
PublisherGEDI Gruppo Editoriale
EditorAndrea Malaguti
Founded1 February 1867; 157 years ago (1867-02-01)
Political alignmentLiberalism
Fascism (1925–1945)
Progressivism (Giannini)
HeadquartersVia Marenco 32, Turin, Italy
Circulation256,203 (2012)
Sister newspapersla Repubblica (since 2017)
ISSN1122-1763 Edit this at Wikidata

La Stampa (English: "The Press") is an Italian daily newspaper published in Turin with an average circulation of 87,143 copies in May 2023.[1] Distributed in Italy and other European nations, it is one of the oldest newspapers in Italy.[2] Until the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the country underwent a nationalization process, La Stampa and Corriere della Sera were not real national daily newspapers, as their geographical area of circulation was mostly limited to Piedmont for La Stampa and Lombardy for Corriere della Sera; thus, both papers shared a readership that was linked to its place of residence and its social class, mostly from the industrialist class and financial circles.[3] La Stampa has "historically" been Turin's newspaper of record.[4] It is considered one of Italy's leading national newspapers alongside Corriere della Sera, la Repubblica, Il Sole 24 Ore, and Il Messaggero.[5]

History and profile

The paper was founded by Vittorio Bersezio, a journalist and novelist, in February 1867,[2][6] with the name Gazzetta Piemontese.[7] In 1895, the newspaper was bought and by then edited by Alfredo Frassati (father of Pier Giorgio Frassati), who gave it its current name and a national perspective.[7] For criticizing the 1924 murder of the socialist Giacomo Matteotti, he was forced to resign and sell the newspaper to Giovanni Agnelli.[7] The financier Riccardo Gualino also took a share.[8] The paper is now owned by GEDI Gruppo Editoriale,[9] and has a centrist stance.[10] The former contributors of La Stampa include Italian novelist Alberto Moravia.[11] In 2004, Angelo Agostini [it] categorized La Stampa as an institution daily (quotidiano-istituzione), alongside Corriere della Sera, in contrast to the agenda daily (quotidiano-agenda) like la Repubblica, and the activist daily (quotidiano-attivista) like Il Foglio, Libero, and l'Unità.[12]

La Stampa, based in Turin,[13] was published in broadsheet format,[14] until November 2006, when the paper began to be published in the Berliner format.[15][16][17] It launched a website in 1999.[6] La Stampa also launched a project, called Vatican Insider, run by the daily newspaper and has among its staff several Vatican affairs analysts.[18] Since 26 May 2006, it has published the monthly magazine Specchio+. From 26 January 1996 to 7 April 2006, it was called Specchio, which was published as a weekly supplement, a general interest magazine.[19] In September 2012, La Stampa moved to its new headquarters in Turin, leaving its historical editorial building.[6] Mario Calabresi was the editor-in-chief of the daily.[20][21][22]

On 9 April 2013, an explosive device was sent by an insurrectionary anarchist group, the Informal Anarchist Federation, to the offices of La Stampa;[23] it did not detonate.[23] In June 2017, during the celebration for its 150 years of activity, La Stampa hosted the international conference "The Future of Newspaper", where many great actors of the news industry discussed about the future prospects for the news agencies. Among them John Elkann (editor of La Stampa), Jeff Bezos from The Washington Post, Louis Dreyfus CEO of Le Monde, and Mark Thompson CEO of The New York Times.[24] In April 2020, Maurizio Molinari was appointed as new editor of la Repubblica and was replaced by Massimo Giannini (former journalist of la Repubblica and Radio Capital). Under his guide, La Stampa moved to a mild centre-left position.[25]


The 1988 circulation of La Stampa was 560,000 copies.[9] In 1997, the paper had a circulation of 376,493 copies.[13] Its circulation was 399,000 copies in 2000,[26] and 409,000 copies in 2001.[14] The circulation of the paper was 330,000 copies in 2003,[10] and 345,060 copies in 2004.[27] Its 2007 circulation was 314,000 copies.[28] In 2012, the circulation of the paper was 256,203 copies.[29]



Columnists and journalists

Former journalists

See also


  1. ^ Accertamenti Diffusione Stampa, May 2023.
  2. ^ a b Lapo Filistrucchi (February 2006). "The Impact of Internet on the Market for Daily Newspapers in Italy" (PDF). EUI Working Paper. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. ^ Saitta, Eugénie (April 2006). "The Transformations of Traditional Mass Media Involvement in the Political and Electoral Process" (PDF). Nicosia, Cyprus: European Consortium for Political Research. pp. 6–7. Archived from the original (Conference Paper) on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2023.
  4. ^ Politi, James; Massoudi, Arash (2 March 2016). "Fiat Chrysler to fold La Stampa into group behind La Repubblica". Financial Times. Archived from the original on 28 April 2022. Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  5. ^ "Italy media guide". BBC News Online. 3 July 2023. Archived from the original on 30 December 2023. Retrieved 30 December 2023.
  6. ^ a b c "Sabiana inside the La Stampa newsroom in Turin". Sabiana. Archived from the original on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "Communicating Europe: Italy Manual" (PDF). European Stability Initiative. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Riccardo Gualino". Storia e Cultura dell'Industria. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
  9. ^ a b Peter Humphreys (1996). Mass Media and Media Policy in Western Europe. Manchester University Press. p. 90. ISBN 9780719031977. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  10. ^ a b "The press in Italy". BBC. 31 October 2006. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  11. ^ Ruth Ben-Ghiat (2001). Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922-1945 (PDF). Berkeley: University of California Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  12. ^ Saitta, Eugénie (April 2006). "The Transformations of Traditional Mass Media Involvement in the Political and Electoral Process" (PDF). Nicosia, Cyprus: European Consortium for Political Research. pp. 5–6. Archived from the original (Conference Paper) on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2023.
  13. ^ a b Jose L. Alvarez; Carmelo Mazza; Jordi Mur (October 1999). "The management publishing industry in Europe" (PDF). University of Navarra. Archived from the original (Occasional Paper No:99/4) on 30 June 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  14. ^ a b Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  15. ^ Roy Greenslade (20 November 2006). "Italy's La Stampa adopts Berliner format". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  16. ^ "The Berliner format". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  17. ^ Tony Harcup (May 2014). A Dictionary of Journalism. Oxford University Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-19-964624-1. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  18. ^ About Us La Stampa.
  19. ^ Elena Argentesi (February 2004). "Demand Estimation for Italian Newspapers: the Impact of Weekly Supplements" (PDF). Workshop on Media Economics. Bergen. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  20. ^ Elisabetta Povoledo (29 September 2013). "New Turmoil for Italy Amid Resignation of 5 in Berlusconi's Party". The New York Times. Rome. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  21. ^ Anne Penketh; Philip Oltermann; Stephen Burgen (12 June 2014). "European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution". The Guardian. Paris, Berlin, Barcelona. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  22. ^ Alastair Reid (12 August 2014). "Inside digital innovation at La Stampa". Journalism. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  23. ^ a b Nataliya Rovenskaya (April 2013). "Anarchists and suspected mafia target Italian media". Committee to Protect Journalists. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  24. ^ "LaStampa - The Future of Newspapers".
  25. ^ "Massimo Giannini nuovo direttore de La Stampa, il comunicato del comitato di redazione". (in Italian). 23 April 2020. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  26. ^ "Top 100 dailies 2000". campaign. 16 November 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  27. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. Italy" (PDF). Turku School of Economics and KEA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  28. ^ Anne Austin; et al. (2008). "Western Europe Market and Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  29. ^ Borghi, Roberto (7 September 2012). "Dati Ads Quotidiani – Luglio 2012". Prima Online (in Italian). Retrieved 29 June 2023.

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