Mass media of Italy includes a variety of online, print, and broadcast formats, such as radio, television, newspapers, and magazines.
The governmental Ministry of Communications formed in 1924. "The legalization of local, independent broadcasting stations in 1976 radically changed the media landscape."
Among the most widely read national newspapers in Italy are Corriere della Sera, Corriere dello Sport – Stadio, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Giorno, la Repubblica, and La Stampa. "Local and regional papers are particularly vital in Italy."