About the FPA
Articles about the FPA itself
These are the current FPA Committee Members
The FPA in London was founded in 1888 by 19 representatives of the French press as a “special authorised society” and became a model for many others around the world. In the same year Jack the Ripper terrorised London. Digging through the archives of The Times, The Daily Mail and the British Library it becomes clear that the two are not unconnected. There was a huge public appetite for coverage of the murders, with sales of several daily British newspapers topping a million copies for the first time. Editors across Europe eyed these circulation figures with envy and saw their opportunity. An influx of correspondents from continental newspapers reporting the story quickly turned London into a centre for world news coverage. It remains so to this day.