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

You can find it here.

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."

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