Thursday, September 26, 2013
Lloyd's List to end print run after 280 years
Between the rising costs of printing and mailing, a reader survey that showed that less than 2% of readers relied on the print version, and the increased opportunities for innovation offered by digital, it was an easy business decision. Even so, ending such a long tradition is difficult
In commenting on the move, Lloyd's List editor, Richard Meade, harkened back to the first days of the paper, when it was a notice pinned to the wall of a London coffee shop and noting that today its readers can still sit in coffee shops and access the paper through smartphones and tablets - in a sense maintaining tradition while expanding access, opportunity, and increasing their ability "to provide news and market intelligence for the shipping industry... in the format our customers want and need."
Source - Lloyd's List to go all-digital, Informa