24 heures (Switzerland)

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24 heures
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)David Duret
LanguageSwiss French
HeadquartersLausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
Circulation55,147[1] (as of 2017)
Sister newspapersTribune de Genève
OCLC number611051843
Website24heures.ch (in Swiss French)
Feuille d'Avis de Lausanne, 12 January 1900

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]

Foundation and operations[edit]

24 heures was founded in 1762 by David Duret (1733–1803) as the Annonces et avis divers,[3] a collection of announcements and classified ads like many at the time. 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.[4][5]

Change of name[edit]

Since 25 February 2005, the newspaper has had four local editions, with sections for the specific area of the canton:[6]

The Nord Vaudois-Broye and Riviera-Chablais editions replaced the newspapers La Presse Riviera-Chablais and La Presse Nord Vaudois.[7]

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.[8] As of 2017, the newspaper had a circulation of 55,147.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Données médias". Tamedia (in French). 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b Piñeiro, Olalla (30 December 2017). "24 heures, un journal en perpétuelle mutation". 24 heures (Switzerland). p. 20.
  3. ^ Polla, Louis. "David, Duret". Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Archives de la presse romande" (in French). Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire – Lausanne. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Quotidiens" (PDF). RERO (Library Network of Western Switzerland). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  7. ^ "La Presse Riviera/Chablais et La Presse Nord vaudois c'est fini". Radio Télévision Suisse (in French). 25 February 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Swiss newspaper market in flux" (PDF). Swiss Review. 5: 9. October 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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