Press: The Trib of the Other Side

Each morning the New York Herald Tribune (circ. 350,966) rolls off its Manhattan presses in a grueling fourth-place struggle against its competitors—the Daily News (circ. 2,025,229), the Mirror (836,810) and the Times (673,974). An ocean away in Paris, home of the Trib's Continental alter ego, the picture is far different. Last week, following a pattern of years, the European edition of the Herald Tribune splashed prosperously across 45 countries, in each of which it enjoys something close to dominance. The European Trib is not only the biggest English-language paper on the Continent, but it also consistently makes money (about $100,000 before...