La Voix du Nord (daily)

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La Voix du Nord
Type Regional daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Rossel Group
Founded 1941; 76 years ago (1941)
Language French
Headquarters Lille
Circulation 231,066 (2014)
Website Voix du Nord

La Voix du Nord (French: [la vwa dy nɔʁ]; lit. The Voice of the North or The Voice of Nord) is a regional daily newspaper from the north of France. Its headquarters are in Lille.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Voix du Nord was one of the underground newspapers founded in German-occupied France during World War II. The paper first appeared in Lille in April 1941 at a time when the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais was being ruled by a German military government in Brussels.[2] The newspaper's tag-line described itself as the "Resistance organ of French Flanders."[2] The paper is part of the Belgian company, Rossel group,[3] which also owns the major Belgian newspaper Le Soir, that bought it from Socpresse in 2006.

Voix du Nord is published in broadsheet format.[4] The paper sponsors the Grand Prix de Fourmies bicycle race.


The 1998 circulation of Voix du Nord was 323,000 copies.[1] It was 332,000 copies in 2000[5] and 320,000 copies in 2001.[4] The circulation of the paper was 307,191 copies in 2002.[6] The paper had a circulation of 315,000 copies in 2003.[7] Its 2014 circualtion was 231,066 copies.[8]

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  1. ^ a b William Kidd; Sian Reynolds (1 May 2014). Contemporary French Cultural Studies. Routledge. p. 235. ISBN 978-1-4441-6556-2. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Julian Jackson (2001). France: The Dark Years, 1940–1944 (1st ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 412. ISBN 0-19-820706-9. 
  3. ^ "Belgian French-language news publishers, authors societies and Google reach partnership agreement" (PDF). Copie Presse. Brussels. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". Campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Top 100 dailies 2000". campaign. 16 November 2001. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Media Markets and Newspapers" (PDF). SFN Flash. 7 (1). 7 January 2004. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). World Association of Newspapers. Paris. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "La Voix du Nord". OJD. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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