Battle lines sets for digital media ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – Tamedia, Switzerland’s largest newspaper publisher, is feeling the pinch that is hitting the rest of the journalism world, and it reportedly plans to cut costs. The media group will trim CHF34 million from its budget, according to RTS, Swiss French language public broadcasting, which hints at […]
Merger approved by Competition Commission, but Tamedia recently accused of “abuse” Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Tamedia and Edipresse, two of Switzerland’s largest print and online media companies, will celebrate their marriage sooner than expected. The complete merger was expected in 2013, but the companies now say they will merge this year, when Tamedia’s purchase of […]
Ads run in English in “serious” Swiss newspapers Lausanne, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Police in canton Vaud are warning the public of a scam that starts with advertisements run in English in Swiss newspapers the police qualify as “serious”, giving the ads some credibility. The ads have appeared in recent days in Le Temps, NZZ and […]
Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Le Temps, the main serious newspaper in French-speaking Switzerland, is making several changes to cope with a sharp drop in advertising revenue, cutting 7.5 percent of its editorial staff (10 jobs). It says the subscription price will be raised for 2010. The newspaper says that the advertising revenue decline, which has […]
Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Profits at Switzerland’s largest media group, Tamedia AG plunged to only CHF800,000, a drop of almost 99 percent in the first half of 2009, the company announced 3 September. The results were even worse than analysts had predicted, and were blamed by the company on the “severe recession and also a […]
Le Temps deserves congratulations: the newspaper’s new web site, unveiled this morning, is readable, easy to navigate and interesting. The latter doesn’t surprise: this is the quality French language newspaper in Switzerland, with good reporting and a lively editorial sense of curiosity about the world around it. If you want to improve your French and […]
Geneva, Switzerland (Le Temps, Fre) – The headline seems misleading at first, Première suisse: les archives d’un journal en libre accès sur le Net, which might lead you to think one of the newspapers in Switzerland has changed its attitude to the Internet and is offering yesterday’s news, all of it, for free.