L’Humanité’s New Political Economy. From the Mishaps of the Communist Daily To Its Joining the « Great Capital »

L’Humanité was a communist daily. After the disappearance of the Soviet Union, it went through reconsideration made compulsory by its decreasing readership and its increasing financial setbacks. The new Humanité that emerged presented itself as a socialist daily, yet had retained all of its former ideology, making it an exception in Europe. It was then forced to renew itself, going along the lines of the Italian model. In 2001, it opened its capital to some French media groups. – Summary AFRI-2002