Newspaper Publisher Oscar Maestro Dead at 86
MILAN, Italy (AP) _ Oscar Maestro, one of Italy’s leading postwar newspaper publishers, has died. He was 86.
Maestro died Thursday at the Madonnina clinic in Milan, the Rome daily La Repubblica reported. He had been admitted to the clinic for cardiovascular problems, the newspaper said.
Maestro, born in Trieste, began his journalism career at the Bologna newspaper Il Giornale dell’Emilia in 1946. He later became the majority partner in a publishing company that included La Nazione of Florence, Il Piccolo of Trieste and the Bologna paper, which was renamed Il Resto del Carlino.
Maestro later founded the advertising firm Societa Pubblicata Editoriale; Opus Proclama, which managed advertising in movie houses; and Societa Manifesti e Affissioni, a billboard concern.
Maestro’s funeral was Friday, and he was buried in Milan Saturday. Information about survivors was unavailable.