Italian language newspaper first published in Seattle on November 6, 1908.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 6/03/2001
  • Essay 3330

On November 6, 1908, Seattle's first Italian language newspaper, Il Tempo, appears. It is a weekly. The publishers and editors are M. Kalich and A. Bressi. The masthead declares that the paper is published "In the interest of North Western Italians Colonie." It lasts until about 1913. This paper is superseded by a second Italian language paper -- Gazzetta Italiana.

Federico Bassetti was the first editor and publisher of the weekly Gazzetta Italiana. This Seattle newspaper lasted from 1910 until June 16, 1961.

Before 1990, Seattle had one other Italian language newspaper, Italo-American Press, a bilingual paper in Italian and English, published in 1935 and 1936. The editor and publisher was David D. Palazzo.


Marlene Mitchell, "Washington Newspapers: Territorial and State: a Bibliography and Checklist," MA thesis in Communications, 1964, p. 129, 134, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; Washington State Union List of Newspapers on Microfilm ed. by Gayle Palmer (Olympia: Washington State Library, 1991), 138.

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