279-year-old Newspaper Goes Completely Digital

July 25th, 2017

A newspaper that has been printed for the last 279 years made the decision to go completely digital.
Lloyds List, which has been in production since 1734 and contains news for the shipping sector, discovered that only 25 of its subscribers read the magazine purely in print format. The newspaper, which started life pinned to a coffee shop wall containing the latest news on shipping, hasn’t changed in its aims over the last two centuries but did make the decision to leave print behind altogether from December 2013 onwards. Editor Richard Meade said it was “just a natural part of our evolution” via BBC News.

The newspaper was founded by Edward Lloyd when he pinned notices of shipping departures and arrivals as well as casualties on the wall of his coffee shop as a guide for the local maritime community in London. The publication has now reached over 60,000 issues and we are sure that moving to digital will future-proof it for years to come.

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