Matin Plus: A New Daily Paper for Paris

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On Tuesday morning, a new freebie daily paper appeared on the streets of Paris and throughout France. “Matin Plus” debuted with a mission to be “informative and neutral,” and free.

The new 28 page daily joins an increasingly crowded rack of free morning papers, including “20 Minutes” and “Metro.” “Matin Plus” is partially owned by “Le Monde,” whose editorial staff will contribute four to five pages to the free paper every morning.

Meanwhile, the union of newsstand owners is urging a boycott against “Le Monde” for introducing the free paper.

A delegate of the union stated in an interview on French TV channel TF1, “If tomorrow, there are only free newspapers on the sidewalks of Paris, what will people buy?”

Let them buy cake?

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Tom Meyers
About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]
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