Peter Preston

columnist for the British newspapers The Guardian and The Observer.


The Europeans talk a lot about each other but less with each other. Attempts to create Europe-wide publications and to establish a culture of dialogue have failed. Without such a medium, however, Europe will lack something vital: a free press that monitors and controls European institutions.

Since the International Herald Tribune, the international newspaper par excellence, has been bought by the New York Times, sales have slumped. Peter Preston analyses the international newspaper market and asks whether there is any space for an international newspaper in the digital age.