PARIS: The International Herald Tribune (IHT) published its final edition under its own name yesterday, marking the end of an era for the 125-year-newspaper that was a lifeline for American expatriates.
The newspaper, headquartered in Paris but printed throughout the world, will be rebranded today as International New York Times.
The New York Times Co took full ownership of the daily in 2003.
In a 24-page special report to coincide with its final edition, the IHT’s editorial page editor Serge Schmemann said the re-branding was only the latest in a long line of name changes. “Whatever the name, the connection between the paper and its audience has long been clear,” he wrote.
Founded on October 4, 1887, by New York Herald publisher Gordon Bennett, the newspaper settled on its current name in 1967, after the New York Times and Washington Post took stakes in the paper following the collapse of the New York Herald Tribune.