List of newspapers in France

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Below is a list of newspapers in France.

Evolution in circulation, 1999-2011


French newspapers[1]
Newspaper Frequency Political alignment Circulation Publisher/parent company Website
L'Express weekly centre-right 437,800 Socpresse
L'Humanité daily communist/far-left 52,800
La Croix daily centre-left/Catholic 104,901 Groupe Bayard Presse
La Tribune Internationale daily Centrist 87,800
Le Canard enchaîné weekly satirical 420,300 Les Editions Marechal/Le Canard Enchaine
Le Figaro daily right [2] 321,500 Socpresse
Le Monde daily centre-left[citation needed] 314,000 Le Monde SA
Le Nouvel Observateur weekly centre-left 511,900 Le Nouvel Observateur
Libération daily left[citation needed] 134,800


  • 20 Minutes (daily, free)
  • Direct Matin (daily, free)
  • Les Échos (economics, daily, right)
  • L'Équipe (sports, daily)
  • France Soir (daily, switched to internet in 2011, went into administration that same year)
  • Mediapart (internet only, investigative journalism, daily)
  • Metro (daily, free)
  • L'Opinion (Liberal, daily)
  • La Tribune (internet only, economics, daily, right)
  • La Tribune Internationale (daily, investigative journalism economics, political)[3]





Former newspapers[edit]

English-language newspapers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The press in France". BBC. 11 November 2006. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "The French Press". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  3. ^ La Tribune Internationale

Further reading[edit]

  • Blackburn, George M. "Paris Newspapers and the American Civil War." Illinois Historical Journal (1991): 177-193. in JSTOR
  • Censer, Jack Richard. Press and politics in pre-revolutionary France (Univ of California Press, 1987)
  • Chalaby, Jean K. "Twenty years of contrast: The French and British press during the inter-war period." European Journal of Sociology 37.01 (1996): 143-159. 1919-39
  • Collins, Irene. The government and the newspaper press in France, 1814-1881 (Oxford University Press, 1959)
  • Collins, Ross F., and E. M. Palmegiano, eds. The Rise of Western Journalism 1815-1914: Essays on the Press in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States (2007), Chapter on France by Ross Collins
  • Cragin, Thomas J. "The Failings of Popular News Censorship in Nineteenth-Century France." Book History 4.1 (2001): 49-80. online
  • Edelstein, Melvin. "La Feuille villageoise, the Revolutionary Press, and the Question of Rural Political Participation." French Historical Studies (1971): 175-203. in JSTOR
  • Eisendrath, Charles R. "Politics and Journalism--French Connection." Columbia Journalism Review 18.1 (1979): 58-61
  • Freiberg, J. W. The French press: class, state, and ideology (Praeger Publishers, 1981)
  • Goldstein, Robert Justin. "Fighting French Censorship, 1815-1881." French Review (1998): 785-796. in JSTOR
  • Gough, Hugh. The newspaper press in the French Revolution (Taylor & Francis, 19880
  • Isser, Natalie. The Second Empire and the Press: A Study of Government-Inspired Brochures on French Foreign Policy in Their Propaganda Milieu (Springer, 1974)
  • Kerr, David S. Caricature and French Political Culture 1830-1848: Charles Philipon and the Illustrated Press (Oxford University Press, 2000)
  • Thogmartin, Clyde. The national daily press of France (Birmingham Alabama: Summa Publications, Inc., 1998), 370pp
  • Trinkle, Dennis A. The Napoleonic press: the public sphere and oppositionary journalism (Edwin Mellen Pr, 2002)
  • Weigle, Clifford. "The Paris Press from 1920 to 1940" Journalism Quarterly (1941) 18: 376-84.
  • Weigle, Clifford. "The Rise and Fall of the Havas News Agency" Journalism Quarterly (1942) 19:277-86
  • Williams, Roger Lawrence. Henri Rochefort, prince of the gutter press (Scribner, 1966)
  • Zerner, Elisabeth H. "Rumors in Paris Newspapers," Public Opinion Quarterly (1946) 10#3 pp. 382-391 in JSTOR In summer 1945

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