Introduction to Print Media
Growth of Newspapers
Print media is a printed version of telling new
through news papers and magazines.
Before the invention and wide spread use of
printing press, hand written news was
In some countries it was chiseled on walls.
And in some countries it was posted on walls
or read out to the public in town squares.
After the invention of
printing press in 1440, the
mass production of news
papers were possible.
The invention spread
through out Europe.
Printing and distributing of
news paper became
A publication that appears regularly and frequently, and
carries news about a wide variety of current events.
Organizations such as trade unions, religious groups,
corporations or clubs may have their own newspapers,
but the term is more commonly used to refer to daily
or weekly publications that bring news of general
interest to large portions of the public in a specific
geographic area. The United States had 1,611 general-
circulation daily newspapers in 1990 -- 14 percent
fewer than it had in 1940, before the arrival of
- Mitchell Stevens
A newspaper is a publication printed on
paper and issued periodically, daily or
It is used to convey information and
opinion about current events and news.
Newspapers cover a lot of topics.
Newspaper is the most popular form of
News paper in modern form originated in
17th century in Europe.
The first daily newspaper was ‘LONDON
DAILY’ started in 1702.
The first newspaper in the United States of
America was ‘BOSTON NEWS LETTER’
started in 1704.
By the 19th century a lot of news agencies
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Sambad Kaumudi & Miral-
Kesari & Mahratta.
Young India & Harijan
Dainik Jagran is a Hindi daily that
was launched in 1942 during the
times of Indian Freedom Struggle.
Dainik Jagran is one of the highest
circulated newspapers of India
with a total readership of
approx 74 million in Q1 IRS 2019.
The newspaper is owned
by Jagran Prakashan
Limited which is located in
Kanpur. From crime to business,
political events to
sports, Bollywood to general
opinions and illustrated stories to
book classified ads, Dainik
Jagran publishes the content in
daily newspaper with a large
number of readership count in
India. The newspaper is owned
by Dainik Bhaskar Group which is
also the largest Print Media
Company of India.
With a daily circulation of over 4
million newspapers, Dainik
Bhaskar has readers all across
India. The newspaper was first
publicized in 1958 in Bhopal and
later got popular in 1983 with the
launch of Indore edition.
Amar Ujala is India’s 3rd largest
newspaper with a total readership
of 45 million readers.
Headquartered in Noida, the
newspaper includes 21 editions in
6 states and 2 union territories.
It is best known to cover the
matters related to business,
economy, career, crime, lifestyle
and entertainment. Amar
Ujala also concentrates on
encouragement of the local rural
economy with significance on
Owned by The Times Group, The
Times of India is an English daily with a
daily circulation of
2.7 million newspapers. It was first
issued in 1838 and today it remains on
top among the English dailies in India.
With headquarters in Mumbai,
The Times of India comes under the
list of the most trusted brands of the
country ranking at 88th number. It
covers the latest information of India
and even the headlights from all over
the world. It has sections related
to business, tech, cricket, sports,
entertainment, TV, lifestyles,
education and also popular for its TOI
One of the
oldest newspapers inaugurated
by Mahatma Gandhi in 1924,
Hindustan Times is an English-
newspaper. Headquartered in New
Delhi, the newspaper has A daily
circulation of approx 1 million
The company has also launched
the ht rate card for its customers
to get the best of the newspaper.
Apart from other day to day
news, Hindustan Times is also
popular for the education news
that publishes all kinds of results.
Launched in 1878, The Hindu is
the 2nd popular English daily
newspaper of India. It is
headquartered in Chennai and
circulates over 1.4 million
newspapers daily. The Hindu
newspaper is most preferred by the
students and other professionals
as it is considered as
the newspaper of records.
The Hindu was one of the
earliest newspaper booking
agencies to launch a website. It
includes the information from 21
locations across 11 states.
Founded in 1946, Navbharat
Times is the Hindi-language daily
newspaper that is owned by The
Times Group. With headquarters
in Mumbai, the newspaper has a
daily circulation of around 8 lac.
The newspaper includes
information related to career,
business, education, technology,
current affairs, lifestyle and
entertainment. It is most known
for its magazines “Femina” and
The Tribune is the 3rd most
popular English daily in
India which was founded in 1881
and was first issued in Lahore (now
in Pakistan). It was started by
Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a
public-spirited benefactor and is run
by a trust comprising five eminent
persons as trustees.
The Tribune is the largest
selling English daily in North India,
publishes news and views without
any bias or prejudice of any kind.
The Tribune has two sister
publications, Punjabi Tribune (in
Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in
Another Hindi-language daily
newspaper which was founded in
1965 and now owned by the Punjab
Kesari Group. The newspaper is
published from five centers such as
Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan,
Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.
It was first launched by Lala Jagat
Narain and got the most popular
when it worked against terrorism in
Punjab from 1981 to 1984. The
company also provided help to the
terrorism-affected families. Today it
circulates around 8 lac copies daily.
Founded in 1932 in Noida, The
Indian Express is the 4th famous
English-language daily newspaper of
It circulates over 5 lac copies daily
covering the most important
information of day-to-day things
happening in India following major
highlights around the world.
The Indian Express newspapers are
published from over 13 metro cities
and is also popular among the
readers for its weekly entertainment
magazine “Screen” that covers the
latest news from Bollywood.
Currently the number of newspapers
registered in 23 languages.
There are 42493 registered Hindi
13661 registered English newspapers
7818 registered Marathi newspapers
4836 registered Gujarati
VERNACULAR PRESS ACT 1878
THE NEWS PAPER INCITEMENT TO
OFFENCES ACT 1908
THE INDIAN PRESS ACT 1931
THE PRESS OBJECTIONABLE MATTER
THE NEWS PAPWE PRICE AND PAGE
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