The Press: Surrender in Paris

For six bleak years, the neophyte New York Times International edition tried to compete in Paris with the septuagenarian Paris Herald Tribune. Last year the competition became more unequal when the Herald Tribune combined with the Washington Post. Finally faced by accumulated losses of some $12 million, including $2,000,000 last year, the Times International folded last week and merged with the Trib-Post.

In its final months, under ex-Foreign News Editor Sydney Gruson, the Times had put up quite a fight. During its last year, circulation rose by 15% to 47,000; advertising linage jumped 20%, running ahead of the Trib by 2.7 million...

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