Bolloré will launch its new weekly “JDNEWS” in addition to “JDD”

Bolloré will launch its new weekly “JDNEWS” in addition to “JDD”
Bolloré will launch its new weekly “JDNEWS” in addition to “JDD”
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Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images Vientent Bolloré launches JDNEWS after having to part ways with Paris Match

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Vientent Bolloré launches JDNEWS after having to part ways with Paris Match

MEDIA – The Bolloré group’s new magazine will hit newsstands in September. This new title, called JDNEWS will present an editorial line consistent with that of another weekly which Bolloré owns, the JDD, as explained by AFP. The Lagardère group, 60% owned by Bolloré, plans to launch a new magazine, after announcing the sale of Paris Match.

Lagardère News is considering JDNEWS as a complement to JDD. “The idea is to use a powerful brand among the French and to distribute it… The JDD sees itself as an opening to the week to come, while the JDNEWS will be a media for deciphering current issues, with additional themes such as science, entrepreneurial economics or technology »says Constance Benqué, president of the brand JDD At Figaro.

Journalists from JDD, Europe 1 and CNews

The head of Lagardère also announced the appointment of Laurence Ferrari, one of the faces of the chain CNews (another media from the Bolloré galaxy), like “president of the JDD brand, which will include JDD and JDNEWS”. Reporting to Laurence Ferrari, Geoffroy Lejeune, the current editorial director of Sunday Newspaper, will take over the general management of the two editorial offices, the group also announced. The writing of JDNEWS should be based on “young journalists, and collaborations with editorialists from JDD, Europe 1 and CNews”other media of the group.

This launch means the end of the monthly JDD Magazine, dedicated to books and culture, which did not find a sufficient readership as explained by AFP. The press is a sector in difficulty within Lagardère, and in general in France. The group announced in April that turnover from this activity had fallen by 14.3% in the first quarter. But the president of Lagardère News estimated in the Figaro that this subsidiary, “with the support of Vivendi”was “today in a position of conquest”.

Lagardère also announced on May 22 a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” for the transfer of Paris Match to the luxury group LVMH of Bernard Arnault, confirming the progress of the exclusive negotiations announced at the end of February.

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