Edwy Plenel a annoncé qu’il quittera la tête de Mediapart le 14 mars prochain. MAXPPP – Alexis Sciard
Journalist Edwy Plenel, co-founder and current president of the investigative site Mediapart, announced this Monday, January 12 in the show “Affaires Sensitive", presented on France Inter, that' 39;he would leave the management of the media on March 14.
Edwy Plenel hangs up: the journalist co-founder and current president of the online information site Mediapart announced this Monday, January 12 in the show "Affaires Sensitive" , presented on France Inter, that he was going to leave the management of the media on March 14.
"It's normal : it's a passing of the baton in good order", explains the journalist on Fabrice Drouelle's microphone.& ;nbsp;"The Mediapart team is between 25 and 45 years old, I'm 71, it's normal that they live independently of us" , he adds.
Affaires Bettencourt, Cahuzac, Depardieu…
Former editorial director of Le Monde, Edwy Plenel co-founded Mediapart in 2008. Since then, the media has become one of the most important and influential titles in the French media landscape thanks to its numerous revelations , such as those of the Woreth-Bettencourt affair in 2010, the Sarkozy-Gaddafi affair in 2012, that targeting Jérôme Cahuzac at the end of 2012, or even, more recently, testimonies on Gérard Depardieu and on the psychoanalyst Gérard Miller.
Edwy Plenel assures, however, that he will continue to write and investigate for the site, which has more than 210,000 subscribers. "I will continue to be present through my pen, but I will no longer be the legal manager, the boss of the company".
He also indicates that the name of his or her successor will be known in mid-March, refusing for the moment to lift the veil on the identity of the person who will take over.