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Victoires de la Presse Awards honour best in French media

18 Dec 2012 11:16
The 2nd annual Victoires de la Presse Awards, which promote editorial and technological success in French language news media, were presented to 12 media companies from France, Morocco, Senegal and Canada in a ceremony in Lyon, France, on Monday, 17 December 2012.
The awards, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) with the support of the Group Progrès/Direct Matin Lyon Plus/, were presented in a ceremony in one of France's gastronomic landmarks, l'Abbaye Paul Bocuse.

The 12 winners are:

  • Trophy for Marketing Innovation
    L'Express, for L'ExpressVentures, an investment fund to encourage media start-ups.

  • Trophy for Best News Website
    Le, for the clarity of its website.

  • Trophy for Best Print and Digital Advertising Campaign
    DNA (Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace)

  • Trophy for Editorial Innovation
    La Dépêche du Midi for its new digital offer, called Premium

  • Trophy for the 'Scoop' or Article of the Year
    L'Economiste in Morocco, for Abortion in Morocco: A Taboo and Much Hypocrisy

  • Trophy for Industrial Development
    Nice Matin, which replaced three presses that were in service since 1977

  • Trophy for Best Tablet and Smartphone App
    Science et vie kids 2, for its educational app aimed at 7-12 year olds

  • Trophy for New Title Launch
    - XXI et 6 mois of Laurent Beccaria

  • Trophy for Manager of the Year
    Véronique Faujour, director general of Uni-Editions

  • Special Jury Prize
    GIE ePresse for its digital kiosk,

  • Trophy for Freedom of the Press
    La Gazette, Senegal, for its renowned investigative reporting

  • Francophone Influence Prize
    Le Presse in Canada, for its continuing work over many years


    WAN-IFRA, based in Paris, France, and Darmstadt, Germany, with subsidiaries in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden, is the global organisation of the world’s newspapers and news publishers. It represents more than 18 000 publications, 15 000 online sites and over 3000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organisation was created by the merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry.
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