The world's oldest newspaper goes digital
The final death knell of the printed press?
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Call it a sign of the times: The world's oldest newspaper still in circulation has dropped its paper edition and now exists only in cyberspace.
Post-och Inrikes Tidningar, founded in 1645 by Sweden's Queen Kristina, became a web-only publication on Jan. 1.
"We think it's a cultural disaster," said Hans Holm, who served as the chief editor of the paper for 20 years. "It is sad when you have worked with it for so long and it has been around for so long."
It's been a long journey for a newspaper started by the queen to keep her subjects informed of the affairs of state. The first editions, which were more like pamphlets, were carried by courier and posted on note boards in cities and towns throughout the kingdom, Holm said.