The French press has been making some serious noise lately.
And the new year should see a big jump in sales of its biggest titles, such as the big-selling French daily Le Monde and the flagship Le Figaro.
Le Mondomain is the most-read newspaper in France, with more than 11 million copies sold this year, according to Comscore data.
Le Figararo is the biggest weekly in France and has a circulation of more than 12 million, according the same data.
But Le Figarreau is not only the most popular newspaper in the country, it also happens to be one of the biggest publishers in France.
“If you’re a reporter, you have to be very careful,” said Philippe Maris, a former editor of Le Figa.
“You have to go out there and get as many readers as you can and do what you can.
And there’s not a lot of competition, because you have Le Figaire.”
The French Press is one of several major publishing houses that are trying to catch up with print.
Others include Libération, Le Moutonniere and Al Jazeera English.
But with France’s economy in recession and its media landscape under constant attack, many publishers are finding it difficult to survive.
A recent poll showed that most French newspapers were losing money, with the number of staff shrinking by more than a third since 2008.
“I think we’re in the midst of a massive change in the way people read,” said Le Mondo’s Maris.
“We’re now in the middle of an economic recession.
And so many people are looking for an alternative.”
The newsprint market, once dominated by a handful of large publishers, is now dominated by independent publishers such as Libérations, which started out as a family business but is now owned by the family of Al Jazeera.
A year ago, Al Jazeera had nearly 3,000 employees.
Today, it employs fewer than 300 people, and it is struggling financially.
Al Jazeera has struggled to keep up with the growth of its new media empire, which has grown to include a TV channel, news websites and podcasts.
“The big publishers have taken over the business, which is a very sad thing,” said Maris about the dominance of the print press.
“But the reality is that we’re not alone.
There are thousands of independent publishers who are struggling to survive.”
For Maris and other journalists, it is not just about money but also the feeling that their job is more important than ever.
“A lot of people feel like the news is less important, less important than what they write,” said Maarten Pouillier, who has been reporting for Le Figareau since the 1990s.
“It feels like it’s not important.
And this is what people don’t like about journalism.
You need to have the stories, you need to make sure the stories are true.
But the stories just don’t get out.
The stories are just not being told.”
A few years ago, he was the only one in his department who could write about the Ebola outbreak.
He has since been able to publish a column, but he’s still struggling to keep the paper going.
“People don’t trust the paper anymore, and the staff doesn’t trust each other,” he said.
“They don’t have confidence in the paper, so it doesn’t get published.
They don’t give a damn about what the paper is saying.”
The number of people in France who are employed by the newsprint business has been steadily declining for years.
The number fell by almost 10 percent in the year to February 2018.
According to data compiled by the Association of French Newspaper Publishers, in 2017, the number was 11,639, the lowest since 2009.
“This is a situation where we’re losing staff at a rapid pace,” said Al Jazeera’s Marris.
“And the news business is struggling to cope with this.”
Some newspapers are turning to digital.
One of the most successful digital news publishers in the world, i24News, recently launched its own service called i24, a service that is part of the news aggregator Buzzfeed.
It is based on a website that aggregates news stories from various sources and allows people to follow the latest news events.
The company says that i24 News is able to reach more than 1 billion people in 190 countries through its platform.
But for most newsrooms, this is not enough.
“Newsrooms are losing staff because they’re losing their ability to sell the content that they produce,” said Moutomain’s Marais.
“There are lots of other ways to sell news.
And if you’re selling a piece of content, you’ve got to be able to get people to pay for it.”
The future of the French press There are still plenty of stories to be told, however.
Le Maître, the Paris-based publisher of Le Mouteau, which covers