The International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, began publishing in Russia on Feb. 1, 2006. It remains the only international newspaper printed in Russia that reports on international social, political, economic and cultural events. For the past five years, the Russian edition of IHT has been distributed by subscription along with The Moscow Times, as well as in hotels and on airlines. In honor of the five-year anniversary of their collaboration, both newspapers are offering special promotional deals for their subscribers and business partners.
Besides Russia, IHT is printed in 35 branch offices for distribution in more than 180 countries worldwide. At the end of January, the IHT head office in Paris hosted the annual meeting of the newspaper’s publishers and distributors from countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. International Herald Tribune publisher Stephen Dunbar-Johnson spoke on trends in print media and noted prospects for developing the IHT conferences business in the luxury and oil & gas market segments.
As part of the meeting, a team from The Moscow Times organized and hosted a round-table discussion entitled “The experience of English language print media in non-English speaking countries.” Participants were especially interested in the report of successful experience as part of The Moscow Times’ Publishing 360 strategy in the areas of conference organization, guidebooks and youth projects.
Representatives of the newspapers El Pais English Edition (Spain), Haaretz English Edition (Israel), Asian Age (India), The Daily News (Egypt), The Moscow Times (Russia) and Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) agreed to increase their exchange of experience by creating a club for newspaper publishers.