The Business of Journalism in Provincial France During World War I

  title={The Business of Journalism in Provincial France During World War I},
  author={Ross F. Collins},
  journal={Journalism History},
  pages={112 - 121}
  • R. Collins
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • History
  • Journalism History
This article examines the difficulties of managing large newspapers as commercial enterprises during a world war by looking at two large French dailies in the south of that country during World War I as well as archival materials in Paris. The author describes staffing, paper supply, government control and advertising revenues throughout this period. The conclusion is that war demands required French newspaper publishers and editors to make difficult choices, ultimately affecting the size and… 



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