Match point— Paris


‘Paris Match’ scores regular exclusives thanks to an army of reporters and photographers who mix celebrity with hard-edged news. Monocle meets the Paris-based team.

Jean Prouvost, Ludovic Vigogne, Marion Mertens, Olivier Royant, Régis Le Sommier

Olivier Royant rushes into his office. It’s Monday morning and the news of the Jewish school shooting in Toulouse has just broken. A pressing consultation with deputy editor Régis Le Sommier and a couple of phone calls later, six reporters and three photographers are on their way from Paris to join the Toulouse-based stringer. In total, Paris Match would have a team of 10 reporting first-hand on the shooting.

It will be another coffee-and-cigarette Monday night at the office to make sure that everything is completed on time for the Tuesday 15.00…

  • 1949: Year ‘Paris Match’ was launched by Jean Prouvost

  • 52: Number of regular issues a year. It comes out every Thursday

  • 620,214: Weekly circulation in France. The global circulation is 690,678

  • 2.40: Euro price in France per issue. An annual subscription costs €103

  • 95: Number of full-time editorial staff

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