La Montagne (newspaper)

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La Montagne
TypeRegional daily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Centre France group
Founder(s)Alexandre Varenne
Founded1919; 99 years ago (1919)
LanguageFrench
HeadquartersClermont-Ferrand
Circulation172,814 (2014)
ISSN0767-4007
OCLC number474205368
WebsiteLa Montagne

La Montagne is a French language regional daily newspaper based in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

History and profile[edit]

La Montagne was established as an independent socialist publication by Alexandre Varenne in 1919.[1][2][3] He also served as the editor-in-chief of the paper.[4] which is headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand.[5][6]

La Montagne was censored during World War II when France was occupied by the German forces and the paper was suspended on 27 August 1943.[7][8] It was relaunched on 15 September 1944.[7]

The Centre France group is the owner of La Montagne, which also owns other regional dailies and weeklies.[9] The majority shareholder in the company is the Alexander and Margaret Varenne Foundation.[10] La Montagne began to be published in tabloid format in January 2008.[3][11]

Circulation[edit]

La Montagne had a circulation of 246,900 copies in 1990 and 224,000 copies in 1991.[12] Its circulation was 209,000 copies in 2000.[13] The circulation of the paper rose to 211,941 copies in 2001[14] and had a readership of 632,000 the same year.[15] In 2002 its circulation was 206,813 copies.[14] The paper had a circulation of 204,000 copies during the first quarter of 2006[16] and it rose to 207,202 copies for 2006 as a whole.[17] During the period of 2007-2008 its circulation was 191,000 copies.[18]

The circulation of La Montagne was 172,814 copies in 2014.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. p. 1695. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ John Sweets (13 March 1986). Choices in Vichy France: The French Under Nazi Occupation. Oxford University Press. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-19-503751-7. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b "La Montagne". Cadeauretro. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ John Sweets (13 March 1986). Choices in Vichy France: The French Under Nazi Occupation. Oxford University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-19-503751-7. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  5. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-134-98053-6. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Daily Newspapers: First in a Series on the French Media". Wikileaks. 6 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b John Sweets (13 March 1986). Choices in Vichy France: The French Under Nazi Occupation. Oxford University Press. p. 144. ISBN 978-0-19-503751-7. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  8. ^ Alex Hughes; Keith A Reader, eds. (11 March 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture. Routledge. p. 457. ISBN 978-1-134-78866-8. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Media". Clermont-Ferrand. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Company description. Groupe Centre-France (La Montagne SA)". G2Mi. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  11. ^ "La tendance à la réduction du format des quotidiens" (PDF). SPQR (in French). 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  12. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-134-98052-9. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  13. ^ Mary Kelly; Gianpietro Mazzoleni; Denis McQuail, eds. (17 December 2003). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publications. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-4129-3260-8. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  14. ^ a b David Ward (2004). "A mapping study of media concentration and ownership in ten European countries" (PDF). Commissariaat voor de Media. Hilversum. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  15. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  16. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. France" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  17. ^ "Daily Newspapers: First in a Series on the French Media". Wikileaks. 6 November 2006. Archived from the original on 7 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  18. ^ Anne Austin et. al. (2008). "Western Europe Market & Media Fact" (PDF). Zenith Optimedia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  19. ^ "Presse Quotidienne Regionale 2014". OJD. Retrieved 21 March 2015.

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