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IHT, RIP

New York Times Kills Off the International Herald-Tribune

The New York Times Company, owners of the Paris-based International Herald-Tribune, announced recently that they are going to kill off the 126-year-old newspaper. I had predicted back in 2009 that this was precisely what would happen because of the aimless direction the IHT had taken since the New York Times became the sole owners of the title in 2002, after a long period of joint ownership with the Washington Post. The IHT will be merged into the worldwide operations of the Times this autumn and be rebranded as the International New York Times

Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker bids adieu to the Trib, remembering the first time he left the U.S. in 1960. Crain’s New York Business provides a brief overview of NYTCo’s decision. Margaret Sullivan, the Times’s ‘Public Editor’, reduces any appreciation for the Herald-Tribune as mere emotive romantic nostalgia. Nikki Usher mourns the IHT’s tendency to broaden the Times’s typically American editorial lens. Meanwhile, Ken Layne of The Awl is a bit frank about the decision to drop the Herald-Tribune for The International New York Times: “That’s an incredibly shitty name that makes no sense at all!”

This post was published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 4:25 pm. It has been categorised under Errant Thoughts Newspapers and been tagged under , .
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  1. L Gaylord Clark
    29 May 2013
    9:30 pm

    A constant companion and daily treat during my first tour of Europe in 1969.
    Is it likely that anyone will say the same of the 2013 version in 2057?

  2. antigon
    5 June 2013
    4:03 am

    Am grateful to have lived in Italia when it still had so many of civilization’s small pleasures, including the morning espresso with IHT

  3. Valeria Kondratiev
    10 June 2013
    7:10 pm

    What will English speaking tourists as well as locals who want to read English read in France???

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