The world’s oldest newspaper is 342 years old

I never imagined that the oldest newspaper would be this old. 342 years is definitely a long time to consistently publish anything.  After all this time, the newspaper is now online.

World's oldest newspaper goes digital


The newspaper, founded in 1645 by Sweden's Queen Kristina, became a web-only publication on Jan. 1. It's a fate, many ink-stained writers and readers fear, that may await many of the world's most venerable journals.

"We think it's a cultural disaster," said Hans Holm, who served as the chief editor of Post-och Inrikes Tidningar for 20 years. "It is sad when you have worked with it for so long and it has been around for so long."