Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
International Herald Tribune
Lee W. Huebner
The International Herald Tribune ( IHT ), a Paris-based newspaper now owned by The New York Times but rooted in France since its founding in 1887, has often styled itself as “the world's first global newspaper.” The claim has a great deal going for it. Printed, as of 2007, in 33 cities around the world and with a paid circulation of some 250,000 copies in more than 180 countries, the IHT is indeed a global newspaper presence. No more than 15 percent of its readership is located in any one “home” market—although roughly two-thirds of the copy sales are in Europe and the Middle East—with much of the remaining distribution coming throughout Asia. What also makes the newspaper “global,” however, is the fact that it is edited from an international perspective. Its typical reader is thought to be a “citizen of the world,” a business or professional leader with broad ...