Swiss youth continue to read newspapers, magazines

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Young people in Switzerland are online, no doubt about it with Switzerland having among Europe’s highest figures for Internet use, but they are still reading newspapers and magazines, in almost the same numbers as in 2003. The figures are part of media statistics published by Wemf, a group owned by major Swiss […]

Swiss advertising market begins to recover

Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swiss newspaper and amagazine advertising picked up in December 2010, as the industry recovers from its 2008-09 slump, figures published Tuesday 18 January by Remp, the media measurement agency, show. Ad sales rose 7.2 percent to CHF137.3 million in December, with job advertisements rising more than 17 percent.

Edipresse to lay off 100 as Swiss media industry outlook continues bleak


Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Edipresse, the largest media company in French-speaking Switzerland, announced Friday 9 October that it will cut nearly 10 percent of its workforce: 100 jobs, with half in its print units, some 30 journalists’ positions and the rest in production. The company has 1,124 full-time equivalent positions in Switzerland. Half of its […]