World’s oldest national newspaper prints final edition after 320 years – Austria’s Wiener Zeitung to publish online only after recent law change makes it unprofitable as print product
The newspaper, which is owned by the Austrian government but is editorially independent, began publishing in August 1703 and has seen out 12 presidents, 10 kaisers and two republics.
In its first edition, it said it would provide a straightforward account of the news “without any oratory or poetic gloss”.
In 1768 it reported on a concert starring an “especially talented” 12-year-old. His name was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.