No more ‘International Herald Tribune’ — it’s got a new name now


An image showing the final front page of ‘The International Herald Tribune,’ published Monday Oct. 14. The newspaper will become ‘The International New York Times’ Tuesday. (Photo: N.Y. Times)

PARIS — Monday was the last day of newsstand sales of the International Herald Tribune — at least by that name. The Paris-based, English-language newspaper sold in 135 countries that keeps American expatriates up to date on news from the United States and around the world will go on sale Tuesday as The International New York Times.

NPR’s Eleanor Beardsley reports: “The New York Times has owned the Herald Tribune for the last decade, and the name change is meant to streamline the company’s print and online editions. Founded in 1887 by New York Herald publisher Gordon Bennett, the paper aimed to provide American expats living in Paris with news from home, from stock prices to the latest baseball scores. Charles Trueheart was the Paris correspondent for The Washington Post in the 1990s when the Post jointly owned the Herald Tribune with The New York Times.”

The newspaper was founded in 1887 and was featured in Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises.

In 2003, the IHT became completely owned by The New York Times Co., after the firm purchased the 50% stake owned by The Washington Post Co. The takeover ended a 35-year partnership between the two domestic newspaper competitors.


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