Le Monde

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Le Monde
First issue on 19 December 1944
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Groupe Le Monde
PublisherLouis Dreyfus
EditorJérôme Fenoglio
Staff writers165
Founded1944; 80 years ago (1944)
Political alignmentLiberal socialism[a]
  • French
  • English (digital translation)[2][3]
Headquarters67–69 Avenue Pierre Mendès-France
75707 Paris Cedex 13
Circulation393,109 (total, 2020)
360,000 (digital, 2020)[4]
ISSN0395-2037 (print)
1950-6244 (web)
OCLC number833476932

Le Monde (English: The World) is a French daily evening newspaper. It is among the newspapers most read in France. Its political opinion is slightly left-wing. In many countries outside France, this is the only French newspaper available.

The newspaper should not be confused with the monthly publication Le Monde diplomatique. Le Monde has 51% ownership of the monthly. Despite this, the monthly has a different editorial staff.

Le Monde was founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry. This was at the request of General Charles de Gaulle after the German army was driven from Paris during World War II. The newspaper took over the format of Le Temps, because the reputation of the latter had suffered during the Occupation of France. Beuve-Méry reportedly asked for total editorial independence as the condition for his taking on the project. Its first edition appeared on December 19, 1944. Le Monde has been available on the Internet since December 19, 1995. It is the main publication of Groupe Le Monde.

In 2004, Le Monde had a circulation of 371,803 copies.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Le Monde is a representative French left-liberal media and is also considered a "social liberal" or "social democrat".

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Berliner format". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. "Le Monde launches digital English language edition, partly translated by AI". Agence France-Presse. 7 April 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022 – via The Guardian.
  3. Berthelot, Benoit (7 April 2022). "Le Monde Launches English Website on Eve of French Election". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. "Le Monde".

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