Le Monde picks insider as editor-in-chief

14th December 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Dec 14 (AFP) - Management at the French daily newspaper Le Monde appointed a veteran insider, Gerard Courtois, as the new editor-in-chief to replace Edwy Plenel, the company said.

PARIS, Dec 14 (AFP) - Management at the French daily newspaper Le Monde appointed a veteran insider, Gerard Courtois, as the new editor-in-chief to replace Edwy Plenel, the company said.

The appointment, announced on Monday, comes as Le Monde has been suffering from falling sales and a crisis of confidence over journalistic standards.

Plenel, 52, said on November 29 that he was stepping down.

Courtois, who is 55, is head of the paper's staff association, which has long had a say in how the Le Monde is run.

© AFP

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