He died of Covid-19, his family told AFP, confirming information from the Journal du Dimanche.
Born into a famous press family alongside his brother Jean-Jacques, founder of L’Express, Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber was a “journalist and essayist with insatiable curiosity“Psychologies magazine posted on its site.
He had managed the monthly focused on well-being and personal development for 10 years, turning it into a best-selling publication, available abroad.
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On Twitter, the president of the Cannes Film Festival and journalist Pierre Lescure greeted a “big press man” who has “constantly worked on human nature and its richness“, while the press boss Alain Weill paid tribute to a”exceptional press man“. “His advice was invaluable to us for the relaunch of the Express“, he added.
Born October 31, 1937 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Jean-Louis joined the business daily Les Echos, co-founded by his father, as a journalist when he left Sciences-Po in 1960, before joining his brother’s L’Express.
After a stint in the United States, he decided to stand on his own feet by creating his press company, in 1967 by creating L’Expansion, which became a powerful and essential group in the economic press (L’Entreprise, La Vie Financière , The Letter of Expansion, The Tribune …).
At the end of the 90s, he took over the title Psychologies which would become Psychologies Magazine and made it a successful feminine.
He is also the author of around twenty essays, including “80 years old, a certain age“, on old age, published in early 2019.
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