Les Echos (France)

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Les Echos is the first daily French financial newspaper, founded in 1908 by the brothers Robert and Émile Servan-Schreiber. It is the main competitor of La Tribune, a rival financial paper.

Les Echos
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TypeDaily financial newspaper
FormatBerliner
Owner(s)LVMH
PublisherLes Echos Le Parisien Médias
Editor-in-chiefHenri Gibier
Founded1908; 112 years ago (1908)
Political alignmentEconomic liberalism
LanguageFrench
HeadquartersParis
Circulation120,546 (July 2011-July 2012)
ISSN0153-4831
Websitelesechos.fr

History and profileEdit

The paper was established as a monthly publication under the name of Les Échos de l'Exportation by the brothers Robert and Émile Servan-Schreiber in 1908.[1][2] It became a daily newspaper in 1928 and was renamed as Les Echos.[1][2][3] The newspaper was bought by the British media group Pearson PLC in 1988, and was sold to the French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH in November 2007.[4][5][6] The publisher of the paper is Les Echos Le Parisien Médias.[7]

Les Echos has a liberal stance and is published on weekdays.[7] The paper is headquartered in Paris and has a website which was launched in 1996.[8] The paper publishes economical analyses by leading economists, including Joseph Stiglitz and Kenneth Rogoff.[8]

In September 2003, Les Echos switched from tabloid format to Berliner format.[9] In 2004, the newspaper won the EPICA award.[10]

In 2010, the coverage of Les Echos was expanded to cover such topics as innovations in science, technologies, green growth, medicine and health and skills concerning marketing and advertising, management, education, strategy and leadership, law and finance.[11] The former separate sections of IT and communications were merged under the section of high tech and media.[citation needed]

In 2013, the newspaper started a project called LesEchos360, a business news aggregation platform.[12]

CirculationEdit

In 2000 Les Echos was the sixth best-selling newspaper in France with a circulation of 728,000 copies.[13] The 2009 circulation of the paper was 127,000 copies.[7] From July 2011 to July 2012 the paper had a circulation of 120,546 copies.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ""Les Echos" vendus à LVMH, "La Tribune" à... News Participations ? Les rachats font flores dans la presse économique". Franceinfo (in French). 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 18 June 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Groupe Les Echos History". FundingUniverse. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ "European Studies: European News Resources". New York University Libraries. Archived from the original on 19 October 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Les Echos". Worldcrunch. Archived from the original on 28 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  5. ^ "LVMH buys Les Echos from Pearson". BBC News. 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  6. ^ "France — Media Guide 2008" (PDF). Federation of American Scientists. 16 July 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Les Echos". Eurotopics. Archived from the original on 18 September 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Les Echos". VoxEurop. Archived from the original on 11 July 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Size matters... if you are a Brit". Campaign. 13 July 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2019. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Epica d'Or 2004 (print)". Epica Awards. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2007.
  11. ^ "France: Business daily Les Echos offers a new model with a new layout and expands its digital offer". Publicitas. 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  12. ^ McAthy, Rachel (21 June 2013). "France's Les Echos launching business news aggregation". Journalism.co.uk. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  13. ^ Kelly, Mary; Mazzoleni, Gianpietro; McQuail, Denis (17 December 2003). The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook. SAGE Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 9781412932608.
  14. ^ "France: New layout for Les Echos". Publicitas. 7 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2014.

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