Annual survey of print and online press titles
Each year, the Ministry of Culture conducts a survey of print publishers in order to gather the data attractive to this sector (counting titles, prints, distribution, turnover, etc.). This administrative survey is a reference tool for public authorities and professionals, and a source of studies for researchers.
Annual Print Media Headline Survey has been conducted for over 50 years
The annual survey of newspapers and periodicals in the print press covers the various newspapers and magazines, with the exception of the group press, the administrative press, the business press and confidential letters.
This survey comprises, on the one hand, a "publisher" questionnaire containing data on the activity of the enterprise and, on the other hand, a "title" questionnaire for each of its publications.
Produced at the end of the first half of each year, its main results are published the following year in the press statistics tables (TSP) and in a long series starting in 1985.
The annual survey extends to online press services (SPEL) from 2020
Since 2020, this administrative survey has been assessing the situation of websites recognized as “online press services” (SPEL) by the Joint Commission on Publications and News Agencies (CPPAP).
The replies to this questionnaire allow DGIMIC to produce a first series of overall numerical results on site visits, their turnover by major revenue items, as well as a portion of the main production and management costs of online press companies.
Complete the annual survey
If you are a print and/or online publisher and would like to respond to the Ministry of Culture survey, please download the corresponding forms at the bottom of this page and return them completed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org before the date indicated on the forms.
The data to be published shall be compiled in such a way as not to allow the identification of publishers and their replies.
Results of annual surveys
The main results of the surveys are published each in the press statistical tables (TSP) and in the form of a long series starting in 1985. These documents are available on this page.
If you have any questions about the annual survey, please contact the statistical unit of the Bureau du régime économique de la presse:
Media and Cultural Industries Branch (CMIB)
Office for the Economic Regime of the Press
01 40 15 74 52
01 40 15 74 37
182 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris