279-year-old newspaper Lloyd's List goes to digital only

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Editors at shipping newspaper Lloyd's List, first produced in London in 1734, said the newspaper would no longer appear in print after Dec. 20.

The Telegraph reported Wednesday that Lloyd's List, which covers the industry that handles goods on the move, has been published by Informa since 1998. At this point, however, the newspaper has 16,624 paying online customers and only 25 print-only subscribers left, the newspaper said.


"The overwhelming majority of our customers choose the capabilities of digital over print," said editor Richard Meade.

"Were a 300-year-old newspaper and shipping is a fairly conservative industry so you wear that weight and go online-only with some trepidation," Meade said.

The oldest surviving copy of Lloyd's List is a 1741 edition owned by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, the Telegraph said.

But history traces Lloyd's List's origin back 317 years to 1696, when its predecessor Lloyd's News was in circulation, The Telegraph reported.

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