“I am aware of being part of the problem”. It was in front of a more than sparse assembly that Geoffroy Lejeune tried, on Wednesday July 5 shortly after 11 a.m., to establish a dialogue with the journalists of the Sunday newspaper, newspaper he is supposed to lead from 1er august.
The editorial staff, which had just renewed its strike action for the thirteenth day, had overwhelmingly chosen to keep it cold. Rather than attend what had been announced to them as the presentation of Geoffroy Lejeune’s editorial project, she gathered outside the newspaper, on the steps of the building which also houses Paris Match and Europe 1 – while waiting for CNews at the start of the school year – where she had made an appointment with her supporters.
“His line goes against the history and identity of the JDD, born three years after the Liberation and which practices information journalism”she once again defended in a text read in public, then published on the Twitter account of the Society of Journalists. Logically, the JDD is expected to be off newsstands next weekend for the third time in a row. “Anyway, morally, I don’t even know how I could write an article right now”dropped an editor overwhelmed, like all of his colleagues, by the situation.
An “always open” door
A few floors above, the journalist friend of Eric Zemmour and Marion Maréchal assured the few present that“there was no question of him changing the newspaper”that its “Door would always be open”or that he was going to enjoy the next three weeks “to understand how writing works”. When he stated that he was going to set up the digital development project drawn up under the leadership of his predecessor, Stéphane Albouy, who was leaving for Paris Matchthose present jumped: “It is therefore for something other than his famous digital talents that we wanted to boast”grimaced one of the journalists mobilized.
Part of the editorial staff, accompanied by a delegation from the SNJ (National Union of Journalists) and the SNJ-CGT, then met in front of Vivendi’s headquarters where a group committee had been standing since the morning. . “The legal format does not allow management to come and listen to you”, pleaded an elected CFDT from Havas who came to listen to the demonstrators with the ambition of transmitting their message to her bosses. But up there “We are told a fablecastigated Emmanuel Vire, SNJ-CGT union representative at Prisma Media (Here is, Geo, Capitaletc.), owned by Vivendi. We are told that what happens at the JDD concerns the Lagardère group, not Vivendi. »
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