In 2015 the French weekly satirical newspaper, Le Canard enchaîné, marks the 100th anniversary of its first appearance in the public sphere. Today, Le Canard enchaîné maintains its position as both distant from, and at the heart of, political transactions and maneuvering. Its “satirical mechanics” serve to call into question, and to decipher, social actors’ communication strategies and current journalistic practice. This critical deciphering is frequently accompanied by metadiscourse reminding readers of the strict rules regarding protection of journalists’ information sources and of the need to remain vigilant in the face of attempts by institutional and economic forces to control and monitor the press.
- Le Canard Enchaîné