World's Oldest (Sort Of) Newspaper Goes Internet-Only
from the take-that,-paper dept
While it's officially the world's oldest newspaper, Sweden's Post och Inrikes Tidningar apparently hasn't published much actual "news" reporting for the last century or so. Founded in 1645, the paper is "the official news organ of the government," but these days is mostly used for "announcements from publicly listed companies." That basically makes it sound like a glorified press release service. Either way, it's decided to give up paper and will now go internet-only -- a move that plenty of other papers will probably follow over time, though few will take the same 362 years that PoIT did.