La Montagne (newspaper)

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

La Montagne
TypeRegional daily newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)Centre France group
Founder(s)Alexandre Varenne
Founded1919; 102 years ago (1919)
LanguageFrench
HeadquartersClermont-Ferrand
Circulation140,752 (2020)
ISSN0767-4007
OCLC number474205368
WebsiteLa Montagne

History and profileEdit

La Montagne was established as an independent socialist publication by Alexandre Varenne in 1919.[1][2][3] The title was selected to reflect its alignment with the ideas of the Montagnards of the French Revolution.[4] Alexandre Varenne also served as the editor-in-chief of the paper.[5] which is headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand.[6][7]

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.[8][9] It was relaunched on 15 September 1944[4][8] and became the main daily in Auvergne.[4]

The Centre France group is the owner of La Montagne, which also owns other regional dailies and weeklies.[10] The majority shareholder in the company is the Alexander and Margaret Varenne Foundation.[11] La Montagne began to be published in tabloid format in January 2008.[3][12]

CirculationEdit

La Montagne had a circulation of 246,900 copies in 1990 and 224,000 copies in 1991.[13] Its circulation was 209,000 copies in 2000.[14] The circulation of the paper rose to 211,941 copies in 2001[15] and had a readership of 632,000 the same year.[16] In 2002 its circulation was 206,813 copies.[15] The paper had a circulation of 204,000 copies during the first quarter of 2006[17] and it rose to 207,202 copies for 2006 as a whole.[18] During the period of 2007-2008 its circulation was 191,000 copies.[19]

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Circulation 197,424 196,108 191,927 186,233 182,600 179,862 168,759 165,390 157,392 145,385 147,735

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Europa World Year. Taylor & Francis Group. 2004. p. 1695. ISBN 978-1-85743-254-1.
  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. ^ a b c "La Montagne (1919-1944)" (in French). Clermont-Ferrand, France: Clermont Auvergne Metropole Bibliothèques et médiathèques. Retrieved 10 May 2021.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 32. ISBN 978-1-134-98053-6. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Alex Hughes; Keith A Reader, eds. (11 March 2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture. Routledge. p. 457. ISBN 978-1-134-78866-8.
  10. ^ "Media". Clermont-Ferrand. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Company description. Groupe Centre-France (La Montagne SA)". G2Mi. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  12. ^ "La tendance à la réduction du format des quotidiens" (PDF). SPQR (in French). 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  13. ^ Raymond Kuhn (7 April 2006). The Media in France. Routledge. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-134-98052-9.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Adam Smith (15 November 2002). "Europe's Top Papers". campaign. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  17. ^ "European Publishing Monitor. France" (PDF). Turku School of Economics (Media Group). March 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ 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.

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