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The Life of a Newspaper
New York Times, by Serge Schmemann

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 10/14/2013 3:21:49 AM

This is the last time you will be reading The International Herald Tribune; as of tomorrow, it is The International New York Times. But weep not: This is not the first name change for what was popularly known in its early years as the ‘‘Paris Herald,’’ and if the genealogy of a newspaper is reflected in its name (the original parent, The New York Herald, at one point the most profitable and popular paper in all the United States, ended its days as The New York World Journal Tribune), the DNA of a great paper is defined by evolution of the complex and intimate interplay of reader and editor,

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The International New York Times begins today. Sale numbers should be interesting. Probably have more Snowden exposés.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/14/2013 7:50:16 AM     (No. 9564192)

Serge Schmemann? Sounds like a character created by Mel Brooks.

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