IHT will be renamed as INYT tomorrowThe International Herald Tribune, the publishing partner of the Korea JoongAng Daily, will be rechristened as The International New York Times from its Oct. 15 edition.
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the International Herald Tribune, announced the date of the name change in a recent e-mail to IHT subscribers. The decision reflects the New York Times Company’s intention to focus on its core New York Times newspaper and to build its international presence.
The IHT has a 125-year history, having been founded as the Paris Herald in October 1887. It became the International Herald Tribune in 1967 when The New York Times and The Washington Post invested in the paper. In 1991, the Post and Times companies became co-owners of the paper, and in 2003, the Times bought out the Post’s share and became the sole owner.
From 1997, the IHT began to establish publishing partnerships with leading newspapers in several countries, such as Haaretz in Israel, El Pais in Spain and Kathimerini in Greece. Today, it has publishing partnerships with 11 newspapers and is sold in 160 countries. Its circulation hovers around 226,000 copies a day worldwide.
Under the publishing partnership with the IHT that began in October 2000, the JoongAng Ilbo has published the International Herald Tribune with the Korea JoongAng Daily in Korea.
The Korea JoongAng Daily will host a special event tomorrow at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul, inviting distinguished guests and ambassadors to celebrate the change to The International New York Times.
At the request of any subscriber, the Korea JoongAng Daily will provide a free online subscription to The New York Times app and to its Web site.