The panel will consider the case of the Umbrian regional newspaper Il Giornale dell’Umbria: the recent transfer of ownership, the collapse in copies sold due to controversial editorial choices, the lack of trust in the editor, the endless series of strikes and the final winding-up of the company which resulted in the recent sacking of about thirty people (both journalists and polygraph specialists).

Both the company history and the personal/professional paths of its journalists will be discussed in an attempt to highlight all the limits and opportunities (if any) of local newspaper publishing nowadays.