魁北克媒体La Presse 正在经历重大变革,近期它切断了与庞大的Desmarais家族的纽带并成为了一家非盈利的机构。
La Presse五月初在法语出版刊物上发表该声明,目的是为了接受私人和政府的捐赠。
非营利机构的模式在美国非常普遍,由有资金实力的基金和捐赠来资助调查以及发表公共新闻。
Desmarais家族拥有La Presse 已经超过50年,一直作为Power Corp.集团的一部分在运营。在彻底中止关系前,家族会向La Presse 捐赠五千万美元。
La Presse在声明中表示新的架构设计是为了用更现代的方式解决书面媒体的问题。La Presse将能够更好的追求自己的使命:“制作高质量,全面和可靠的新闻,并促进观点的多样化。”

Montreal’s La Presse to become non-profit entity

A bastion of Quebec journalism, La Presse, is undergoing a major change, severing ties with the powerful Desmarais family and becoming a non-profit entity.
The announcement in early May is aimed at enabling the French-language publication to accept private donations as well as government support.
Non-profits are a common model in the U.S., where wealthy foundations and donors help bankroll investigative and public interest journalism.
The Desmarais family has owned La Presse for more than 50 years as part of its conglomerate, Power Corp.
The family will donate $50 million to the new entity before severing ties.
“The new structure is designed to be a modern approach adapted to the realities of today’s written media,” La Presse said in a statement. 
“La Presse will be able to pursue its mission: producing high-quality, thorough and reliable news and promoting diversity of opinion with respect for ideas and individuals.”