I recently returned from my spring break trip to Paris. Besides my obligatory Eiffel Tower at sunset trips, eating copious amounts of escargots and pain au chocolat — not together, obviously — the other reason I was there was for an international media seminar trip with Northwestern. Meeting with foreign correspondents, online journalists, authors and marketers, we also had the opportunity to visit several media organizations — newspapers and tv stations.
One of the sites we went to was the International Herald Tribune, mere days before iht.com was folded into nytimes.com, where as we all now know, users can pick the international or U.S.-based edition. Have more people chosen to view their news through a global lens when it’s as easy as a click? I certainly know I’ve been reading more international news when it’s that close. Or maybe I just miss the crepes filled with nutella and banana.