Llyod’s List, the world’s oldest newspaper, is ending its print edition and going all-digital. The British paper has been publishing shipping industry news since 1734. Its last print edition will be December 20.
The paper’s editor, Richard Meade, explained that Lloyd’s List was going all-digital because a survey of its readers revealed that less than two percent of its readers preferred reading it in print. Meade explained that “a digital platform offers new avenues and platforms for the richer delivery and more effective sharing of information. That’s why we have chosen to invest our editorial firepower online, rather than sustaining a format that cannot match our, or our customers’ demands.”
These fancy kids with their fancy gadgets! Way to kill off a paper that has been printing for almost 300 years. To give you an idea how long ago that was, Daniel Boone was born on October 22, 1734. We bet he didn’t use his iPad to read Llyod’s List, either. Dude always struck us as old school.