The Press: Tribulations in Paris

For Americans in Europe, the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune, with its gossipy items about tourists and its store of U.S. news, has always been as comforting as a letter from home. Since its first issue in October 1887, the Herald has also been a comforting and legendary outpost for a legion of freewheeling roistering U.S. newsmen who worked there while they saw Paris—and later filled a dozen books with their nostalgic, wine-ripened memories. But the Herald Tribune has never found it easy to keep its 62-year-old outpost victualed and supplied. Its circulation, once up to 35,000, was...

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