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La Presse

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La Presse is the main French-language daily newspaper in Montreal, QC. Founded in 1884, it calls itself "le plus grand quotidien français d'Amérique" (the largest French-speaking daily newspaper in the Americas), although the more populist Journal de Montréal has often exceeded its circulation. La Presse has covered baseball almost from its founding, with Raoul Dumouchel one of its early contributors. In more recent times, Jacques Doucet worked for the paper before becoming the voice of the Montreal Expos. Denis Brodeur was a photographer for its sports section, and his color photographs of Expos players were regularly featured in the newspaper's weekend magazine supplement entitled Perspectives.

In September of 2015, La Presse announced it was discontinuing its newsprint edition on weekdays in order to move to an all-digital format, although it retained it for Saturdays only until the end of 2017. The paper had been one of the few in North America to make money from its digital edition in previous years, taking advantage of the relatively low level of competition among French-language media to attract significant advertising revenue, and decided to end its ties with a support it considered outmoded in light of contemporary reading habits.