Le Quotidien de Paris

Le Quotidien de Paris was a French newspaper founded in 1974 by Philippe Tesson. Along with Le Quotidien du médecin and Le Quotidien du Pharmacien, Le Quotidien de Paris made up the Groupe Quotidien (Daily Press Group) which employed over 550 individuals,[1] with nearly all press organs now defunct. Philippe Tesson intended for it to be the successor to the daily newspaper Combat, of which he had been the editor-in-chief between 1960 and 1964. Combat included articles and editorials from a variety of opinions, as well as an in-depth coverage of cultural events in Paris. The survival of Le Quotidien de Paris during the 1980s and '90s was largely due to the success of another paper from the same publishing group, Le Quotidien du Médecin, which was run by Tesson's wife, Marie-Claude Tesson-Millet. In 1991 it distributed 35,000 newspapers across France. Its last issue appeared in 1996.


Editorial stance

Le Quotidien de Paris adopted a polemical, but diverse, stance from its inception. It included a number of right-leaning journalists, along with many old journalists from Combat and L'Aurore, which were more left-leaning. Shortly after the election of François Mitterrand, when Tesson adopted his stance with the opposition, several journalists left for Le Matin de Paris and L'Événement du Jeudi, citing the shift in editorial stance as going against their conscience. From this point on, the paper leaned strongly to the right.

After being purchased by Nicolas Miguet, the paper leaned increasingly towards the extreme right, as exemplified by the ideas of Bruno Mégret, at the time the second in command of the Front national of Jean-Marie Le Pen. None of the journalists still working for the paper remained on the team after this purchase and transition.


Le Quotidien de Paris had many journalists, among them Claire Chazal, Laurence Cossé, Pierre Daix, Jean-Pierre Thiollet and Éric Zemmour.


  1. " Philippe Tesson : « Mes trois critères d'appréciation » ", in Je réussis mon entretien d'embauche, Marie-Françoise Guignard and Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Paris, Ed. Amarande, 1991 and 1993, Ed. Jean-Cyrille Godefroy, 1995, p. 112. ISBN 2-86553-101-5
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