24 heures (Switzerland)

24 heures (literally "24 Hours") is a Swiss regional Swiss-French-language daily newspaper, published by Tamedia in Lausanne, Vaud. Founded in 1762 as a collection of announcements and official communications, it is the oldest newspaper in the world with uninterrupted publication.[2]

24 heures
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)François Duret
LanguageSwiss French
HeadquartersLausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Circulation55,147[1] (as of 2017)
Sister newspapersTribune de Genève
OCLC number611051843
Website24heures.ch (in Swiss French)

Foundation and operations

24 heures was founded in 1762 by François Duret as the Annonces et avis divers, a collection of announcements and classified ads like many at the times. The paper later became the Feuille d'avis de Lausanne, and integrated an independent news section on 16 December 1872.[2] The paper adopted its current name a century later, in 1972.[3][4]

Change of name

Since 25 February 2005, the newspaper has had four local editions, with sections for the specific area of the canton:[5]

The Nord Vaudois-Broye and Riviera-Chablais editions replaced the newspapers La Presse Riviera-Chablais and La Presse Nord Vaudois.[6]

The newspaper shares some of its content with the Tribune de Genève, Tamedia's local newspaper for the Canton of Geneva.

The 2006 circulation of 24 heures was 95,315 copies.[7] As of 2017, the newspaper had a circulation of 55,147.[1]

See also


  1. "Données médias". Tamedia (in French). 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. Piñeiro, Olalla (30 December 2017). "24 heures, un journal en perpétuelle mutation". 24 heures (Switzerland). p. 20.
  3. "Scriptorium - Anciens journaux vaudois". Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne (in French). 2013. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  4. "Archives de la presse romande" (in French). Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  5. "Quotidiens" (PDF). RERO (Library Network of Western Switzerland). Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  6. "La Presse Riviera/Chablais et La Presse Nord vaudois c'est fini". Radio Télévision Suisse (in French). 25 February 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. "Swiss newspaper market in flux" (PDF). Swiss Review. 5: 9. October 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
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