Change, revolution and the transformation of the press

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Pierre-Jean BENGHOZI

Research director, CNRS, professor, École polytechnique

Bertrand GIÉ

Director, new media, Le Figaro newspaper




Research director, NEOMA Business School

Seminar Business life | Monday January 19, 2015 - 19h00 - 21h15

Is the Internet the best medium for the production of information which has been invented since Gutenberg’s printing press? This is the opinion of Daniel Schneidermann who, in 2007, made the radical decision to create a paying information website, On the other hand, Bertrand Gié tells that when Le Figaro, a well-established French daily newspaper, was digitalised, the website had free access, and he highlights the successes and drawbacks which this caused. According to Valéry Michaux, when confronted with a scale of unprecedented changes, the majority of media businesses try to reach a critical size in order to become more attractive to the advertising market but do so at the expense of immediate profitability. Pierre-Jean Benghozi notes that there have been a huge number of financial models during this period. It is not just the press sector which is concerned with the quality of on-line information and journalism but all of society.

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This session was published in issue n°115 of the Journal de l'École de Paris du management, entitled Dans le fond de l'usine.

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