Wouldn’t we all like it if Mama Google supported our BCP efforts! Google is part of a French media fund that will make a donation to Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the attacks on the French satirical magazine.
Google does not control The Digital Innovation Press Fund (known in French as Fonds pour l’Innovation Numérique de la Press) but has a seat on its board. The donation is reported to be €250,000 — about $300,000.
There has been a massive outpouring of support for Charlie Hebdo whose remaining staff have pledged to publish next week’s edition with a print run of 1 million. Charlie Hebdo’s typical circulation is about 60,000.
Radio France, Le Monde and France Télévisions issued a joint statement offering “the human resources and materials needed so that the magazine can continue to live.” They invited other media outlets to also contribute.