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.
In April, the Stigler Center launched its case study series with a case study that explored the economics of media companies through the remarkable story of French news website Mediapart.
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.