Who’s The Oldest?


    A tweet this weekend from Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo caught our eye.

    The first term Democrat who is being mentioned as a potential candidate for the White House, sent congratulations to the Providence Journal on its 188th birthday. The tweet noted the paper is the “oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the U.S.”

    We thought that distinction belonged to the Hartford Courant – which bills itself as the nation’s “oldest continuously published newspaper”(1764). The difference is the word “daily.” ProJo claims to be the oldest “daily” paper, because the Courant┬áhas not always been a daily.

    The controversy gives new meaning to the political phrase, “where you stand depends a lot on where you sit.”