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Newsweek to launch French-language edition

PARIS, March 10 (AFP) – The US news magazine Newsweek is to launch a French-language edition sometime this year once official authorisation in France is obtained, the chief correspondent in Paris and future editor of the publication, Thomas Sancton, said Wednesday.

The foreign version would probably be on sale before the European summer, he said, adding that a test run in January of 60,000 copies resulted in around two-thirds being sold.

The French market, with several long-established quality news magazines, was going to be “difficult,” Sancton admitted, but “we believe we will be able to find our niche”.

Most of the magazine’s articles will be translations of stories from the US, Latin American and Asian editions, with less than a quarter being original French content, he said.


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