Established 90 years ago and based in Metz-Woippy, Le Républicain Lorrain takes first place amongst the Lorraine’s regional press titles with an average print run of 140,000 copies and 500,000 readers a day.
Launched in 1919 by Victor Demange in German under the title Metzer Freies Journal, it started appearing in French as Le Républicain Lorrain from 1936. Later the paper was managed by the founder’s daughter, Marguerite Puhl-Demange, by her husband after her passing, and finally by her son, before the Crédit Mutuel Centre Est Europe group acquired Le Républicain Lorrain in March 2007.
Le Républicain Lorrain has an editorial team embracing 145 journalists, nearly a thousand local freelancers and a network of 14 local agencies. The paper appears in seven editions in the territory of the Département Moselle and northern part of the Département Meurthe-et-Moselle. That it touches on the German, Belgian and Luxembourgian border is a unique attribute which quite naturally makes cross-border information one of its development axes.