Le Point

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Le Point
Categories news magazine
Frequency Weekly
Year founded 1972
Company Groupe Artémis
Country France
Based in Paris
Language French
Website www.lepoint.fr
ISSN 0242-6005

Le Point (French pronunciation: ​[ləˈpwɛ̃]) is a French weekly news magazine. It was founded in 1972 by a group of journalists who had, one year earlier, left the editorial team of L'Express, which was then owned by Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, a député (member of parliament) of the Parti Radical. The company operating the newspaper, Société d'exploitation de l'hebdomadaire Le Point (SEBDO Le Point) has its head office in the 14th arrondissement of Paris.[1]

The editorial team of spring 1972 found financial backing with group Hachette and was then directed by Claude Imbert. Other journalists making up the team were: Jacques Duquesne, Henri Trinchet, Pierre Billard, Robert Franc, Georges Suffert. Management included Olivier Chevrillon, Pdg and Philippe Ramond.

The weekly magazine recruited journalists from the Parisian press and relied on its ability to redefine the genre. It modelled itself closely on magazines owned by News Magazine: Time Magazine and Newsweek. After a fairly difficult start in September 1972, the magazine quickly challenged L'Express. It has changed ownership several times: from Gaumont, and Alcatel it is currently owned by Artémis, a French investment group founded and owned by the billionaire businessman François Pinault.

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  1. ^ "Mentions légales." Le Point. Retrieved on 25 August 2011. "Siège social : 74, avenue du Maine - 75682 Paris Cedex 14"

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