Daily Archives: May 7, 2016

One Hundred and Seventy Years Ago Today …

Marked the first publication of the Cambridge Chronicle, the oldest surviving American newspaper. This is a very long time for a publication to survive. A very long time. Especially when many publications in today’s internet age only last a few years. Even the Red Herring ceased print publication in 2007, less than fourteen years after it was founded. (There was a time when it was as popular, if not more so, than Wired, an internet age publication that actually survived the internet age, but which still is only 23 years old.)

Even the New York Times did not start until five years later (and celebrates it’s 165th birthday on September 18 of this year). This blog, while the second oldest surviving independent blog in the Supply Management space (at 10 years), is just a blip when compared to the Cambridge Chronicle. Let’s hope that digitization does not wipe these publications out because ad-sponsored journalism is not really journalism at all. (When even South Park knows the danger of ad-funded “journalism”, you know something is very, very wrong.)