Sandrine Treiner resigns from France Culture

At the head of the station since 2015, she will stop directing the chain at the end of the week. It was criticized for its management.

by Aude Dassonville

“I decided to leave the management of France Culture.” It was by a very long internal email, sent Tuesday January 24 at meal time, that Sandrine Treiner announced to her teams her decision to withdraw. The director preferred not to wait for the conclusions of the expertise claimed by the management of Radio France after an investigation published in Liberation, last September, reporting “brutality” in the management of the station. These conclusions were expected for next week.

In this message, Sandrine Treiner takes stock of all the actions she carried out during the eight years she has spent at the head of the station, which was brought to audiences ever hitherto affected (3.1 % cumulative audience at the last mediametry measure). Recognizing that the house has sometimes been crossed by “disagreements”, it sketches a mea culpa: “Sometimes, obviously, reinforced by distance, separation, difficulty in meeting, the reduction of informal times, sometimes also the Speed ​​of developments, stress, overload of subjects, we have understood less well. I take responsibility here all my part. “.

a” new impulse “

In her eyes, everything is also “more perilous for women,” she writes. “I myself have paid the price in the past. For women in responsibility, in a particular way. We are subject to contradictory injunctions, largely undergoing well-established social representations to which we still have difficulty in Answer and that sometimes we unfortunately help to maintain “, she justifies.

“I have at heart, by this difficult personal choice, to allow France Culture to find a climate of serenity, explains to the world Sandrine Treiner. After eight years of direction, it was necessary anyway a new impulse.” The leader, whom her entourage describes as “moved”, should leave her post at the end of the week. The general management of Radio France will soon announce, internally, the management system it intends to set up to succeed it. Already, names circulate to replace it, starting with that of Marc Voinchet, currently at the head of France Musique.

/Media reports cited above.