The Stigler Center’s case study focuses on the success of the French online news website and explores the economics of media companies in the face of digital disruption.
Mediapart, a hard-hitting investigative news site launched in 2008 by veteran French journalist Edwy Plenel and partners, has managed to become highly profitable—practically unheard-of for an online investigative news outlet—despite the fact that its business model relies solely on subscription revenues.
The case study, written by Dov Alfon, Haaretz‘s editor-at-large in Paris, with a teaching note written by Guy Rolnik, a Clinical Associate Professor at Chicago Booth and Co-Director of the Stigler Center [also, one of the editors of this blog], has now been made available in French. Read it here.
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