Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Going the way of the dodo?

Finally, the oldest creature in the ancient world of newspaper print shifts online. What does this development tells us? Are newspapers really going the way of the dodo?

A Distinctly Modern Demise for the World’s Oldest Newspaper
By Katharine Q. Seelye

The Swedes, who jumped into the newspaper game back in 1645, are taking another great leap forward: what is said to be the oldest newspaper in the world has gone digital and is now available online, and online only.

The World Association of Newspapers says that the country’s Post och Inrikes Tidningar, or PoIT, is the world’s oldest newspaper still in publication. Its new editor, Roland Haegglund, is its only employee.

“The change in format is of course a major departure, for some possibly a little sad, but it is also a natural step,” Mr. Haegglund told Agence France-Presse, which first reported the story.

Read more here. See also the Wikipedia entry on PoIT and its website. Dodo bird's picture taken from this site.


luthien said...

as i've said in one of my blog entries, is the print medium becoming irrelevant? it's kinda sad, really. iba pa rin yung may hinahawakan kang babasahin.

bryant said...

hi luthien,

saw your post some time ago. the issue has become the most-argued and discussed issue among press circles around the world today. in the november issue of pjr reports, editor chit estella wrote about it. the february issue will also talk about it, focusing on some changes in the local media landscape.

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