For other uses, see Atlántico.

Atlantico is a French news website. Founded in March 2011 amid much media attention,[1][2][3][4][5] it quickly attracted notice for scoops related to scandals involving the Socialist politician and International Monetary Fund head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.[6]

The website is inspired by the American websites The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.[1][2] It characterizes its editorial position as "[classical] liberal and independent",[2][3] while other French media have associated it with the right wing of the French political spectrum,[1][3][6] a label rejected by Atlantico.[2][5]

51% of Atlantico's stock of one million euro[5] is held by its founders, the journalists Jean-Sébastien Ferjou, Pierre Guyot, Loïc Rouvin and Igor Daguier, and the remaining 49% by "Free Minds", a group of investors that includes Arnaud Dassier, a former campaign adviser to French president Nicolas Sarkozy.[6] As of 2011, the site does not charge for access and is financed through advertisements.[1] Its staff of about ten journalists also includes Gilles Klein, Anita Hausser, Christian de Villeneuve and Yves Derai,[5] and among its regular contributors are the writers Chantal Delsol, Paul-Marie Coûteaux, Gérard de Villiers, Guy Sorman and Tristane Banon.[6]


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