My defence of Berrow’s Worcester Journal’s place in history

Berrow's Worcester Journal

Berrow’s Worcester Journal

From: HoldTheFrontPage

A 279-year-old shipping title’s decision to go digital only has provoked a lively debate over what is the world’s oldest newspaper.

Lloyd’s List, founded in 1734, announced on Wednesday that it will cease its print edition from December and go online only from next year.

The move has been covered by various news outlets as marking the end of print publication by the “world’s oldest continuously published newspaper.”

But this has sparked a backlash from regional news chiefs who have pointed out that Berrow’s Worcester Journal is more than 40 years older.

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About John Wilson

Editor of Hereford Times, Ludlow Advertiser, Stroud News and Journal, Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard and Gloucestershire Gazette series. Journalist for more than 30 years.
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