Sylvie Kauffmann, Editor-in-chief of Le Monde, France joined the World Editors Forum panel on the question how to break away from the "he said yesterday" journalism.
She pointed out a very difficult challenge of orchestrating the media's channels: "We brought the newsrooms together in one building to mutually support and complement each other." The first female editor of France's leading daily shares a fear that has been discussed frequently at the 17th World Editors Forum: "I am afraid, that not the journalism but the quality will disappear."
But Kauffmann puts much trust into the community, which partly dictates the news of tomorrow: "At the moment, the media has lost control of the news. But we are learning to handle the merge of different channels, and the social cloud can indeed enrich newspapers, even in an investigative way."