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French Studies: News & media

Library resources and tutorials for students of French

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Live feeds from Le Monde, France24 and Radio France.

The Library has numerous current and historical French newspapers with varying coverage.

The most notable current newspapers held in print or subscribed to online are below. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact the French Studies subject librarian.

Le Monde (print 1944-1994, and online 2011-present in ProQuest) France's premier newspaper

Le Monde


Le Figaro in Factiva (online 1996 to present). (Select France for news pages, or go to Search Builder and under Source search for Le Figaro).

Le Figaro

L'Express (1972-present, print journal only, O54 E96)



The benefit of news databases is that you can find articles published in the past, whereas articles published on the news web sites are usually only available for a limited time.

There are three major news databases subscribed to by the Library. Check the video tutorials on the next tab for tips on searching for French news articles.


Go to Factiva


Go to ProQuest Newsstand


Go to Newsbank

Christopher Watkin is an academic in the French Studies Department at Monash University.

Follow his blog for the latest links to current media:

Free French media