This Italian daily newspaper covers a wide range of sports, though the bulk of its coverage is of football in general and Italian football, known as calcio, in particular. Coverage exists in both written and video formats.
La Gazzetta was first published in 1896, and its head office is in Milan. The newspaper is part of the Italian RCS Media Group, which produces newspapers, magazines and books, alongside its radio and television broadcasting operations. La Gazzetta was, until 2008, a broadsheet newspaper, but changed to a tabloid format.
La Gazzetta concentrates on Italian sports, though it covers sporting events around the world. It is Italy's most widely circulated sports paper and claims a readership of 3,678,000 readers. It has a record of campaigning and investigative journalism, notably in uncovering various match-fixing scandals in senior Italian football as well as campaigning for greater safety measures in cycling after one of its own journalists was killed in a cycling accident. It has also been prominent in the investigation of doping among professional cyclists.
In recent years, La Gazzetta has expanded beyond being simply a newspaper. There is a Saturday magazine, Sportweek, and it also has a website, video reports, digital editions and an extensive social media presence