New book out heralding France’s most prominent press barons

Ils ont fait la presse” (They created the press) is the title of a new book on the major media barons who created most of the French magazine and newspaper publishing companies still in business to this day.  Yvan Agnès, former Le Monde editor, und Patrick Eveno, media history professor at the Paris I –  Sorbonne are the two men behind this book.

40 talented journalists, 40 amazing destinies: a history of the French press told through the careers of these men and women whose left a mark in the French media landscape forever

From Theophrastus Renaudot to Daniel Filipacchi and Frédéric Filloux, this book brings to life the whole history of the press, the evolution of attitudes and methods, technical change, the success of “barons” of the press, with the backdrop of the great story.

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