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France

Disappointed Parisian newspaper readers are yet again scowling in the direction of Presstalis today, as the distribution company’s striking workers have blocked a third title this week from appearing in the kiosks that dot the city’s sidewalks.

This afternoon, it is French newspaper Le Monde that can’t be found among the shelves; yesterday it was business daily Les Echos, and on the weekend Sunday title Le Journal de Dimanche was similarly absent.

Far from ruining breakfast, these repeated disruptions strike at the heart of the news distribution industry, and pose a grave threat to the country’s print newspapers.

Presstalis, the primary player in the distribution sector, is in charge of the delivery of 90 French and international dailies and 3,300 magazines to over 29,000 points of sale across France, with a high concentration in Paris, reports Newsring.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-09-26 16:50

In an impressive display of unity, French publishers have come together for a joint venture designed to improve online advertising revenue for some of France’s biggest media companies.

Back in March, FigaroMédias, Amaury Media Group (whose publications include Le Parisien and L’Equipe), Lagardère (Paris Match and Elle) and TF1 began constructing La Place Media, a premium publisher exchange group. After running in beta for the past month, the platform was officially launched on 4 September and has managed to attract other major publishers, including Marie-Claire, which collectively have 28 million unique users and generate 4 billion unique page views per month.

Supported by digital advertising infrastructure company Rubicon Project’s REVV platform, La Place Media can be accessed by any one of the 70,000 ad buyers connected to Rubicon’s network. Each of the participating publishers share audience data information with LPM’s centralised system, which allows advertisers to select the website whose audience best corresponds to particular advertisements – resulting in better targeted and therefore more effective ad campaigns.

Author

Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-09-05 16:45

France’s Union of the National Daily Press (SPQN) is taking a keen interest in a draft law, approved by Germany’s cabinet last week, which would require aggregators such as Google News that reproduce snippets of text from news articles to pay a copyright fee to publishers, reported Le Monde on Tuesday.

The German draft law, backed by major publishing houses Axel Springer and Bertelsmann, has been nicknamed the “Lex Google” in France. Initially put forth by the Federation of German News Publishers, its intention is to allow publishers to recover some of the advertising revenue that they say is lost to aggregators who reproduce “pirated” content from news organizations’ websites as teasers on their news pages.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-09-05 12:16

Lekiosk, a French iOS app that offers bundle deals on magazine subscriptions, makes its UK début today.

Michael Philippe, 25, one of the start-up’s quartet of young founders (the company's CEO, Ari Assuied, is the eldest at 33), said in an interview with WAN-IFRA this afternoon that publishers including the BBC, Condé Nast, IPC Media and Dennis had already signed on, giving British consumers an initial 100 titles to choose from, such as Vogue, Wired UK, and Marie Claire. “We’re fairly confident that by the end of the year we’ll have close to 200 titles on the platform,” he said, calling it “a very good start.”

The French app, originally called Lekiosque, has been downloaded half a million times since its launch in January 2011. The idea was born in 2007, while Philippe was still in university. Frustrated by his inability to get his hands on a copy of French magazine Le Point while doing an internship in New York, he called his brother and best friend in Paris, and they came up with the idea of reproducing a French newsstand anywhere in the world.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-11 17:48

Le Huffington Post, a French edition of AOL's popular news, blogging and aggregation site, The Huffington Post, was launched today in collaboration with Le Monde and Les Nouvelles Editions Independantes.

At a press conference held at Le Monde's headquarters in Paris this morning, Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, promised that the new edition would offer the HuffPo's trademark mix of original reporting, aggregation, bloggers and commentators.

However, Huffington stated that although the "architecture" of Le Huffington Post would be imported, the site would be "rooted in French culture" and that it was "absolutely essential" that the local journalists set the agenda.

There will still be some connections between Le Huffington Post and its American cousin. Huffington stated that her media group had already employed a "couple dozen" translators so that stories could be converted into English and French and shared on both sides of the Atlantic. But despite this exchange, Huffington stressed that "the editorial teams are completely different".

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-23 14:57

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