Le Journal du Dimanche

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Le Journal du Dimanche
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TypeWeekly newspaper
Format Large tabloid
Owner(s) Hachette Filipacchi Médias
Founder(s)Pierre Lazareff
Founded1948;75 years ago (1948)
Language French
Headquarters Paris, France
Circulation 151,007 (2020)
Website lejdd.fr

Le Journal du Dimanche (French pronunciation:  [lə ʒuʁnal dy dimɑ̃ʃ] ; lit.'Sunday's newspaper'), also known as the JDD [ʒedede] is a French weekly newspaper published on Sundays in France.


History and profile

Le Journal du Dimanche was created by Pierre Lazareff in 1948. [1] He was managing editor of France Soir at that time. [1]

The weekly paper belongs to the Lagardère Group [2] through Hachette Filipacchi Médias. [3] The company is also the publisher of the paper [4] which is based in Paris [3] and which is published on Sundays. [5]

Le Journal du Dimanche was published in broadsheet format until 1999 when it began to be published in the Berliner format. [2] On 6 March 2011 the paper again changed its format and became published in large tabloid format. [2]

In the period of 2001-2002, Le Journal du Dimanche had a circulation of 275,000 copies. [4] Its 2009, circulation was 269,000 copies. [1] Between January and December 2010, the paper had a circulation of 257,280 copies. [2]

In 2020, Le Journal du Dimanche had a circulation of 151,007 copies. [6]


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