Lloyd's List going paperless
The shipping newspaper Lloyd's List
, which claims to be the world’s longest-published newspaper, will stop publishing a paper version and become a totally electronic service on Dec. 20.
The newspaper said less than 2 percent of its readers use print now.
According to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, Lloyd's News
, forerunner of Lloyd's List
, began publication in 1696 as a
general news-sheet by Edward Lloyd, founder of Lloyd's coffee house in
In 1734, the Lloyd's List
began as a weekly journal
of general commercial news and details of ships arriving at English and
Irish ports, and increased freqency to twice-weekly in 1737. The earliest surviving issue is dated Jan. 2, 1741. Here are images of some early issues dating from 1749.
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