This analysis of the French coverage of corruption topics was conducted on Le Monde, Le Figaro, Ouest France and Les Echos. Le Monde is a quality newspaper, close to the centre-left political positions, with national but also international circulation, offering its readership both facts and opinions. Le Figaro, which is often considered the main competitor of Le Monde, is a quality newspaper with national circulation; its political line is centre-right. Ouest France is a regional newspaper focusing on local news and events in the regions of Brittany, Lower Normandy and Pais de la Loire. Despite addressing a local readership, Ouest France presents the highest circulation figures among French newspapers and is inclined towards conservatives and Christian democrats. Les Echos is a daily financial newspaper; although it exhibits a stance towards economic liberalism, Les Echos is not characterized by a clear political affiliation.