Will the president to save tabloid photography?
In July 2007, future French president François Hollande was photographed by a paparazzo while on vacation. With falling sales, lawsuits galore and reality TV “stars” on their front pages, it looked like tabloids were going the way of the dodo. That was before Holland’s affair with actress Julie Gayet, which gave a second wind to Closer, the magazine that got the scoop, and its competitors. Politicians are celebrities, too: that’s the credo of today’s tabloids, which hope to stay afloat by following the escapades of the François, Valérie Trierweiler, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni.
Elsa Guiol and Stéphanie Marteau
Read the full article on the French version of l’Oeil
M le magazine du Monde, « Y a-t-il un président pour sauver la presse people ? », Elsa Guiol and Stéphanie Marteau, February 8th, 2014