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Our legal status

A not-for-profit association

 

The CFJ is a private, not-for-profit school, and is considered an association under French law. Our running costs are financed entirely by the ‘taxe d’apprentissage’ paid by media channels, our students’ school fees and a subsidy granted by the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research.

State recognition

Founded in 1946 by Philippe Viannay and Jacques Richet, both journalists with the ‘Défense de la France’ group set up by the French Résistance, the CFJ was recognized by the French state as a private vocational university on the 25th of January, 1962.

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Professional recognition

The CFJ’s two year long degree programme is recognized by the Commission paritaire nationale de l’emploi des journalistes (French journalism commission). We are one of only 14 schools to have been recognized in this way (9 state schools and 4 private schools). This commission, which was founded in 1976 and is made up of representatives from publishing groups and journalism syndicates, aims to study training courses in the field of journalism and pen an annual report about career possibilities and their evolution. The CFJ has also been a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles since 1994.

Since 2012, our school has been a member of the Conférence Nationale des Métiers du Journalisme (French journalism think tank), which provides a forum for discussion and new proposals and brings together the 14 journalism schools recognized by the profession as well as different professionals involved in education or in various journalism bodies, state representatives (from the sectors of higher education, culture and communication and employment), researchers and other qualified personalities..

In 2013, the CFJ became an affiliated member of HeSam Université, a federation of higher education establishments.

Members of the board

 

Mr. Emmanuel Chain

Chairman
Co-director
Groupe Eléphant

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Mr. Loïck Berrou

Head of the international department
and of TV reporting, France 24


Mr. Rémi Bouquet des Chaux

Managing Director, Fondation Varenne


 

Ms. Violaine Chaurand

Director of Project Development and Internal Communication
Groupe Bayard

 

Ms. Sabine Delanglade

Feature writer, Les Echos


 

Ms. Zineb Dryef

Journalist, Le Monde

 

Mr. Vincent Giret

Managing Director, France Info

 

Mr. Henri Pigeat

Managing Director, Illisos

 

Mr. Eric Scherer

Director of forward studies, digital strategy and international relations
France Télévisions

 

Ms. Blandine Grosjean

Editor-in-Chief, Eléphant et Cie

Ms. Karen Bastien

Deputy Chairman
  Co-founder of the agency WeDoData

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Ms. Emilie Juillard

Treasurer
Partner, ATM Avocats

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Mr. Laurent Guimier

Vice-President, Europe 1

 

Mr. Stéphane Haumant

Editor-in-Chief, presenter
Canal Plus

 

Ms. Françoise Joly

Editor-in-Chief, ‘Internationales’
TV Monde

 

Mr. Christian Guellerin

Managing Director, L’Ecole de Design Nantes-Atlantique

 

Ms. Florence Martin-Kessler

Documentary film maker
Founder of the Live Magazine

 

Mr. Fabien Namias

Managing Director and Feature Writer, LCI

 

Mr. Philippe Onillon

Managing Director for France
AFP

 

Mr. Emmanuel Ostian

Journalist and TV presenter,
Founder of Et Maintenant Production

 

Ms. Corinne Perthuis

President of the CFJ’s Alumni Association

 

Two students currently enrolled at the CFJ

Nomination pending