World’s oldest newspaper goes Internet-only

Sweden’s Post och Inrikes Tidningar, recognized by the World Association of Newspapers as the world’s oldest newspaper still in publication, is shutting down its presses and publishing exclusively on the Web, AFP reports.

While this seems to be more a result of a competitive environment, it is good to note that the lower-cost online option exists to keep some traditions and publications alive, at least in some form. While the big papers aren’t going to be closing up shop any time soon, prepare to see many more college papers and high school papers going this route to preserve their publications (and journalism programs) and cut costs.

And for added fun, here is the complete list of the world’s oldest newspapers. Haarlems Dagblad, of the Netherlands, yer up!

[Thanks to Tim Welch for the tip.]

Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's and Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.