05/19/2014 09:31 am ET Updated May 19, 2014

French Newspaper Libération On Verge Of Major Change


PARIS — What would Jean-Paul Sartre say?

Libération, the left-wing newspaper co-founded by the French philosopher and critic in 1973, is fighting for its life.

In February, Libé’s staff got wind of a memo sent to shareholders that said the paper’s new owners wanted to eliminate the print edition and publish only on digital platforms. While that may sound none too surprising these days, the rest of the plan was more contentious.

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