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1 ACCESS TO ONLINE NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA: AN OVERVIEW
Dr. O.N. CHAUBEY Dr. R. CHANDRA

2 INDIAN NEWSPAPERS IN ENGLISH: GENESIS
BENGAL GAZETTE OR CALCUTTA GENERAL ADVERTISER IN 1780; The Times of India in 1838 The Statesman from Calcutta in 1875 The Hindu from Chennai in 1878 The Bengal Journal, The Oriental Magazine, The Calcutta Chronicle, The Madras Courier, The Indian Herald, The Bombay Herald and The Bombay Courier.

3 The period between 1857 - 1947 Birth and closure of a multitude of
newspapers. The famous freedom fighters as Editors like: Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak (Kesari) Mahatma Gandhi (Young India, Harijan and Navajeevan Post-Independence scene India had about 4,000 newspapers and magazines in 17 languages. 51,960 that included dailies and publications of all the periodicities, in ,413 at the end of March 2005 62,483 on 31st March 2006,

4 THE FIRST NEWSPAPERS IN INDIAN LANGUAGES
The Samachar Darpan in Bengali. The first issue of this daily was published from the Serampore Mission Press on May 23, 1818. In the same year, Ganga Kishore Bhattacharya started publishing another newspaper in Bengali, the Bengal Gazetti In 1818. SAMBAD KAUMUDI , in Bengali in 1820. Miratul-ul-Akhbar in Persian language; On July 1, 1822 the first Gujarati newspaper the Bombay Samachar was published from Bombay, which is still extant. The first Hindi newspaper, the Samachar Sudha Varshan began in 1854. Malayala Manorama in Malayalam language from Kerala state in 1888.

5 REGISTRAR OF NEWSPAPERS FOR INDIA: PRESS IN INDIA HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE YEAR2007-2008
*The total number of registered newspapers, as on 31st March, 2008: 69,323 *The number of new newspapers registered during : 4,332 *The total circulation of newspapers : 20,71,08,115 *The largest circulated Daily: The Hindu,English,Chennai : 12,75,553 *The second largest circulated Daily: Ananda Bazar Patrika,Bengali,Kolkata : 12,55,850 *The third largest circulated Daily: Eenadu,Telugu,Hyderabad : 11,81,844 *The second largest circulated multi-edition Daily: Eenadu,Telugu,(23 editions):22,27,025 *The state with the largest number of registered newspapers (Uttar Pradesh):10,779 https://rni.nic.in/

6 The film is the first of its kind reports on the newspaper in India and examines its role in India’s democratic and multicultural, multilingual society.

7 Metrics Newspapers in India are measured on two parameters, circulation and readership. Circulation Circulation is certified by the Audit bureau of Circulation which is an industry body. It audits the paid-for circulation of the member newspaper companies. Readership Readership is estimated by two different surveys, The Indian Readership Survey (IRS) and the National Readership Survey (NRS).

8 The National Readership Study 2005 (NRS 2005) in India
The National Readership Study 2005 (NRS 2005) in India is the largest survey of its kind in the world, with a sample size of over 2,61,212 house-to-house interviews to track the media exposure and changing consumer trends in both urban and rural India - and of course the estimated readership of publications. The study covers 522 publications (221 dailies and 301 magazines)

9 FINDINGS An addition of 21 million readers to the print media between 2002 and 2005. Of the 200 million readers, as many as 98 million are from rural India and 101 million from urban India. 314 million people who could read and understand one or another language but who did not read any publication. Rising of Dailies from 23% to 24% In 2005, the average urban adult spent 42 minutes a day reading dailies; Three years earlier, the average reading time was 32 minutes. In rural India, it reading time was 35 minutes in 2005 but in 2002, the average reading time was 32 minutes.

10 SITES ON ONLINE NEWSPAPERS OF INDIA
- › Directory › News and Media › Asia Pacific - AND MANY, MANY MORE

11 ONLINE NEWSPAPERS : LANGUAGEWISE
LANGUAGES NO. OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERES Arabic 1 Assamese 8 Bengali 15 English 114 Gujarati 13 Hindi 45 Kannada 11 Malayalam 10 Marathi 12 Nepali 2 Oriya Sanskrit Punjabi 6 Tamil 25 Telugu Tibetan Urdu

12 ONLINE NEWSPAPERS: STATEWISE
States No. Online Newspapers Andhra Pradesh 18 Maharashtra 34 Assam 11 Manipur 5 Bihar 4 Meghalaya 1 Chandigarh Mizo Delhi 44 Orissa 9 Goa Punjab 7 Gujarat 12 Rajasthan Haryana 3 Sikkim 2 Himachal Pradesh Tamil Nadu 40 Jammu & Kashmir Tripura Karnataka 22 Uttar Pradesh 10 Kerala 14 West Bengal 21 Madhya Pradesh 6

13 Online News Category Sees Record Number of Visitors in October 2009
15.8 million visitors nearly 16 million people visited an online news site in India age 15 and older representing 44 percent of the online population in India. A gain of 37 percent from the previous year. An average visitor to the news/information category spent 22 minutes on news sites Consumed 38 pages of content Mumbai, India, December 14, 2009 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR

14 Top 10 News/Information Sites in India : Visitors in October 2009
Source: comScore World Metrix Average Minutes per Visitor Average Pages per Visitor Total Internet : Total Audience 700.6 1,155 News/Information 22 38 Yahoo! News 3.6 9 New York Times Digital 3.7 5 The Times of India 14.3 27 Oneindia.in 5.8 13 The Hindu Group 4 The Indian Express Group 5.3 7 HT Media Ltd 11.5 24 NDTV.com 11.3 15 BBC 7.6 The Economic Times 10 20

15 TOP 10 NEWS/INFORMATION SITES IN INDIA BASED ON VISITORS
TOP 10 NEWS/INFORMATION SITES IN INDIA BASED ON VISITORS. (BETWEEN OCTOBER 2009 Vs OCTOBER 2008 Total India Internet Audience, Age Home & Work Locations Source: comScore World Metrix Total Unique Visitors (000) Oct-2008 Oct-2009 % Change Total Internet : Total Audience 31,179 36,170 16 News/Information 11,529 15,838 37 Yahoo! News 3,312 4,169 26 New York Times Digital 2,306 3,854 67 The Times of India 1,476 2,626 78 Oneindia.in 949 2,359 148 The Hindu Group 1,299 1,551 19 The Indian Express Group 925 1,244 35 HT Media Ltd 1,088 1,155 6 NDTV.com 848 1,104 30 BBC 777 992 28 The Economic Times 769 820 7

16 SURVEY ON READERSHIP : FUNDED BY UGC
HIGHLIGHTS: The female English Internet newspaper readers: 13% (This has doubled from the previous study); The majority of readership is in the age group of years, and it is more in states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh; Majority of the readers are highly educated i.e. 60% Browsing online newspapers mainly for news – 95% Browsing for Book/film/theatre reviews % Advertisements %.

17 CONTINUED: Reading more about business & economy – 69%, politics – 60%, science & technology -60%. Sports news is favoured only by 37% of the users. Matrimonial advertisements by about 2.5% readers Readers of Cartoons - only 0.44%

18 MAJOR PLAYER According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2008, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of million. This ranks the Times of India as the top English newspaper in India by readership. According to Comscore. TOI Online is the world's most-visited newspaper website with 159 million page views in May 2009, ahead of the New York Times, The Sun, Washington Post, Daily Mail, and USA Today Websites.

19 DAINIK JAGRAN Dainik Jagran, is a world's Largest Hindi Portal and it is the 17th most widely read newspaper in the world. It was the brainchild of the freedom fighter Mr. Puranchandra Gupta. The first edition was launched in Jhansi in 1942 and in 1947 Dainik Jagran shifted its headquarters to Kanpur where it launched its second edition on 21 September, 1947. Dainik Jagran is India's largest circulated Hindi daily, with Million Readers according to National Readership Survey. It is the first Indian publication to cross the 20 million mark.

20 Sudharma, the only Sanskrit daily newspaper in India, began its online version in June By going online Sudharma is planning to attract advertisers, which is essential for the survival of the only Sanskrit daily

21 ONLINE NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES
THE TIMES OF INDIA ( ) THE HINDU ( ) HINDUSTAN TIMES ( ) THE INDIAN EXPRESS ( ) THE TELEGRAPH ( ) THE STATESMAN ( ) THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS ( ) DNA ( ) ECONOMIC TIMES ( ) PUNJABNEWSLINE ( )

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