Newspapers In Numbers
December 17, 2014
December 18th marks the 70th birthday of Le Monde's first edition. Like the New York Times (USA), The Guardian (England), Der Frankfurter Zeitung (Germany) and the Asahi Shimbun (Japan), this French daily newspaper is considered as the newspaper of reference within its own country. The first edition in 1944 was only one page (printed on both sides), and even though it was printed on December 18th, it bore the date of December 19th. Explanation: To this day, Le Monde is the only daily newspaper in France that is actually sold in the evening. So to honor Le Monde on this, the eve of its 70th birthday, we have created an infographic celebrating the records held by both Le Monde and newspapers worldwide.
Parisianist Fast Fact: Le Monde is owned in part by Pierre Bergé, co-founder of luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent.