It's the end for Vice France after 15 years of existence
“Vice France” will close by the end of March, just like “Vice Quebec” in 2019.
The Canadian-American media group Vice Media continues to lose feathers. After the closure of its Montreal offices in 2019, it is now those in Paris that will go out of business by the end of March, announced the editor-in-chief of Vice France< /em>, Paul Douard, on social networks.
Sad to write it, but it's the end of Vice France. The office will close by the end of March. Fifteen years of existence of a fabulous media that gave me my chance 10 years ago. Proud to have been its editor for 5 years, accompanied by great people, wrote Paul Douard on Twitter.
No drama. Just the frustration of losing a medium with bold tone, freedom and choices. Something rare today, added the journalist and author of the book I cultivate anti-ambition, referring to the approximately 30 employees of the French office affected by this closure.
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The head of the company section of Vice France, Justine Reix, also relayed the news on Twitter: It is with great sadness that I announce that the American parent company has decided to end the French branch, like other countries in recent years. .
Asked by AFP, the management of Vice Media declined to comment on its decision.
Vice , a Canadian-American group that was originally an independent Montreal magazine created in 1994 (Voice of Montreal), has become a multimedia platform that mainly targets an audience between 18 and 35 years old.< /p>
Vice Media has been steadily cutting its workforce for several years, failing to be profitable. It announced in January that it was for sale. Its director, Nancy Dubuc, also announced her resignation on Friday.
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With information from Agence France-Presse