Gazette


The term gazette refers to the publication or dissemination that is broadcast from time to time with news on some subject or matter. It is a word that comes from the Italian “gazzetta”, referring to an Italian coin, specifically that circulated in Venice around the 17th century, with whose coin you could buy a newspaper at that time, and said newspaper acquired the nickname of gazetta thanks to this. This voice is the diminutive of “gaza” originating from the Indo-Persian meaning “treasure”, and which came to Italian through Latin. The dictionary of the Spanish royal academy describes the word gazette as that periodic publication in which news, whether administrative, literary, commercial or of another type, is given.

In its beginnings, the gazette was the public paper, that is, the newspaper of news, theater, politics, fashion, courts, or simply covering these matters; then it became those newspapers that were not related to political matters, but rather to aspects of literature, administration, among others. All those who wrote or wrote, in addition to those who sold these newspapers, were usually branded as gazetteers, which should be noted that today it is a word of little use or perhaps without any use.

On the other hand, gaceta was the name that was given for many years in Spain to the official newspaper of said Government; in this newspaper all the dispositions were placed so that they were of public knowledge; It began to be published weekly in the mid-17th century and consisted of four sheets.

Finally, in Mexico the official newspaper of the universities of this country is known as the gazette, which among the most popular are those of the University of Guadalajara and those of the UNAM.