Top 10 Oldest Newspapers In History
A sheet of paper that is distributed throughout the world or around the country if it’s a domestic print at a precise time such as the moment when people walk out of bed and reach for the toothbrush or the moment when everybody is having their morning tea. This sheet of paper contains some powerful stories about the economy, the political discussion, events, opinions and other matter of interest that is worth circulating such as advertisements and public announcements. These days’ newspapers are very colorful and interactive and lengthy but back in the past they were all black and white. Below are some of the world’s oldest published newspapers
10. The Belfast News Letter
It started in 1737, Joy’s Entry in Belfast, an age where ink was very special and prints had to be taken with tedious maneuvers and tricks. This then was a riskier attempt of printing daily news on paper with an equal opportunity of failure, but as time grew and the newspaper gained audience it was significantly easier to operate the publication on a larger margin and thus we see its publication still active to this current day. The News Letter is Northern Ireland’s regular newspaper printed form Monday to Saturday and the content discussed is generally unionist.
9. Wiener Zeitung
Europe’s most famous, this newspaper belongs to Austria and it is still in publication today. In the beginning this newspaper was used as a formal news platform by the Government of the Republic of Austria under the name of Wiennerisches Diarium and its first issue was printed on August 8, 1703. This newspaper contained the usual regular news around the country, government announcements to the public, news about weddings and events, obituaries, analysis of the Imperial court and the original domestic news was left to the unlucky drummer who banged his instrument and announced the news.
8. London Gazette
It began its life on November 7, 1665 during the Great Plague of London, under the name Oxford Gazette and people at that time were not willing to read or touch this newspaper because of the fear of a deadly contamination. When the plague was over and the King back in London, all was well and the countrywide publication was ordered and since then it’s still active to this current day. London Gazette discusses public interests, regional news, announcements, sports, entertainment and other special news.
7. Merkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny
This is Poland’s first sheet of paper to bear any writing or news ever to be printed in 1661. At that time, resources were scarce, people were poor, and so King John Casimir and his wife took notice and sponsored the publication of the newspaper. This newspaper was published weekly and contained news from all over Poland, European sovereign affairs and politics, commercial reforms and military information. The king, as rumored got carried away with his superior political ideas which led to the departure of this good old newspaper.
6. Haarlems Dagblad
It began in Haarlem, Netherlands in the year 1656, as one of the oldest newspaper to date. For some unexplained reasons this newspaper was so good in content and style that many competitors imitated it so authorities took notice and changed its name to De Oprechte Haerlemse Courant (whatever THAT means) and it was again very popular and succeeded many English newspapers because of its content clarity. The Germans in the Second World War occupied Netherlands which resulted in the newspaper merging with Haarlems Dagblad , hence the name.
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