Le Parisien

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Le Parisien
Le Parisien 2012 logo.png
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Éditions Philippe Amaury
Founded 1944; 71 years ago (1944)
Political alignment Right-wing,
Gaullism
Language French
Circulation 229,638 (2014)
ISSN 1161-5435
Website www.leparisien.fr

Le Parisien (French pronunciation: ​[ləpaʁiˈzjɛ̃]; French for "The Parisian") is a French daily newspaper covering both international and national news, and local news of Paris and its suburbs. The newspaper is owned by Éditions Philippe Amaury.

History and profile[edit]

The paper was established as Le Parisien libéré (meaning the Free Parisian in English) by Émilien Amaury in 1944,[1][2] and was published for the first time on 22 August 1944. The paper was originally launched as the organ of the French underground during the German occupation of France in World War II.[2]

The name was changed to the current one in 1986.[1] A national edition exists, called Aujourd'hui en France (meaning "Today in France" in English).

Circulation[edit]

Le Parisien had a circulation near to one million copies in the early 1970s.[3] The paper reached a circulation of 659,200 copies on 24 April 1995 the day after the first round of the presidential election.[1] In the period of 1995-1996 the paper had a circulation of 451,159 copies.[4]

Le Parisien had a circulation of 147,143 copies and a combined circulation of 360,505 copies in 2002.[5] It was the second largest regional newspaper in circulation in France with a combined circulation of 530,000 copies in 2008,[6] behind Ouest-France, which had a circulation of about 800,000 copies. The circulation of Le Parisien was 229,638 copies in 2014.[7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Alexandra Hughes; Keith A Reader (11 March 2002). Encyclopaedia of Contemporary French Culture. Routledge. p. 409. ISBN 978-1-134-78866-8. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Le Parisien (French newspaper)". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Pierre L. Horn (1 January 1991). Handbook of French Popular Culture. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-313-26121-3. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Media Policy: Convergence, Concentration & Commerce. SAGE Publications. 24 September 1998. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4462-6524-6. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Media Markets and Newspapers". SFN Flash 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Circulations". OJD (in French). Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Presse Quotidienne Regionale 2014". OJD. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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