La Repubblica (Italian Republic ) is one of the most important Italian newspapers. It is supported by the Gruppo L'Espresso SpA editoriale (originally in the Berliner format ) issued.
The average daily circulation is 636,577 copies ( September 2005). The Repubblica appears throughout in color with up to 96 pages, it also includes seven weekly supplements. In addition to the nation -wide edition, the newspaper also publishes ten regional editions with up to 32 pages that appear for Rome, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Parma and Bari.
The journal was founded on January 14, 1976 in Rome by the Mondadori and espresso group Eugenio Scalfari and Carlo Caracciolo. Scalfari ran the newspaper until 1996. Media coverage of the Repubblica is now considered moderately left.
However, Silvio Berlusconi acquired 1990, the media groups including Repubblica, she had soon afterwards sold to the rival and politically left -oriented media company boss Carlo de Benedetti. Its current director since 1996 Ezio Mauro ( b. 1948 ).
In 2009, the Repubblica been around the affairs of Silvio Berlusconi (Prime Minister from 1994 to November 2011 - - with interruptions) in the course of numerous publications heavily criticized by Berlusconi. Repubblica called Berlusconi via website and print edition repeatedly to answer 10 questions related to Noemi Letizia.