It is with great sadness that the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, learned of the death of Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber.
A great press man left us.
In 1960, he joined the daily newspaper Les Echos, created by his father and uncle, and took over as editor two years later. In 1964, he joined L'Express, founded by his brother Jean-Jacques, and together they transformed this weekly into France’s first «newsmagazine». The formula was an immediate success. All subsequent French news magazine creations were directly inspired by it.
In 1967, eager to start his own press company, Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber created L'Expansion, around which he developed, over the next 27 years, the first French economic press group, which will include several other newspapers as well as publishing and seminar activities.
In 1997, he bought Psychologies magazine and in fact, with his wife, Perla, an undisputed press hit, Psychologies magazine becoming the second high-end French female monthly in circulation, present in several foreign countries.
«JLSS» has thus marked the history of the French press.
In addition to his press activities, he has taught and been a columnist on several radio and television stations. He is also the creator of Radio Classique.
Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber was also an essayist. His seventeen books deal with the evolution of our societies faced with modernity, human behaviour and an optimistic philosophy of life.
An active human rights defender, he also launched and chaired the support committee of Human Rights Watch in France, which alerts governments and the media about human rights violations in 70 countries.
The Minister of Culture extends her sincere condolences to his wife, children and grandchildren.