279-year-old newspaper goes digital
September 26 , 2013
The 279-year old newspaper, Lloyd's List, will be available online by the end of this year. Its last print publication will be on Dec. 20.
It was revealed in a recent survey that only 25 of Lloyd's List's customers used its print newspaper and according to the editor, it was "just a natural part of our evolution."
He mentioned that the aim had been altered a little in 1734, when it started to offer its customers news and information on the shipping industry on a coffee shop wall. "We haven't changed that much," the editor Richard Meade said. "But now (customers) can access us in any coffee shop in the world."
He mentioned that while the company is nostalgic, its customers didn't want to wait for the information to arrive by post.