20 Minutes Grenoble closes

20minutes_grenoble_2013The Grenoble edition of French leading free daily 20 Minutes has not returned in 2014. The last issue (right, click for bigger version) was published on December 20, 2013.

In Grenoble 12,000 copies were distributed; the edition was launched on March 2010. From now on the Grand-Lyon edition will be distributed in Grenoble. (Liberation)

20 Minutes is now published with 12 different editions in France, and with a joined circulation of 950,000. Also Metro (720,000) and DirectPlus (900,000) are distributed in most major French cities.

For the Grenoble edition two journalists from press agency Pleins Titres wer contributing stories; in Grand Lyon three journalists are responsible for local news.

Last month 20 Minuten was faced with a strike that also was cause by cost-cutting measures when 13 people lost their job at the free daily.

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