The first newspaper in India is Bengal Gazette. Bengal Gazette was published by James A. Hickey. It started its publication from Kolkata in 1780 January 29. The newspaper is also known in the name of 'Calcutta General Advertiser'. Bengal Gazette ceased publication in 1782. It was published in English Language.
The word "fourth Estate" most commonly refers to the news media.
Father of the Indian Press is James A. Hickey.
The first newspaper in Indian Language is Samachar Darpan (Bengali language). First issue released on May 23, 1818.
The first vernacular newspaper in India is Bombay Samachar ( July 1, 1822 - Gujarati). Bombay Samachar was published from Bombay and was founded by Fardunjee Marzban. India's oldest existing newspaper is Bombay Samachar. Bombay Samachar is published in Gujarati and English.
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1821) published the Bengali weekly news pape, Sambad Kaumudi from Kolkata.
First evening English language newspaper in India is Madras Mail (1868).
The first Marathi Newspaper is Darpan (1832).
The first Marathi monthly is Digdarsan (1840).
First newspaper in Hindi-Gujarati is Vartaman (1849)
The largest number of newspapers are published in the State, Uttar Pradesh.
The language in which the maximum number of newspapers are published is Hindi.
No Newspapers are published from Arunachal Pradesh & Lakshadweep.
The Hindu Newspaper was founded in 1878 by G.S. lyer, M. Veeraraghavachari and Subha Rao Pandit.
First Tamil language newspaper in India is Swadesamitran.
First News paper in Malayalam language is Rajya Samacharam (1847).
First Hindi language newspaper in India is Udant Martand (1826).
The first newspaper from Bombay is Bombay Herald (1789).
The Times of India was founded in 1838.
The Times Group publishes, The Economic Times (launched in 1961), Navbharat Times (Hindi language) and the Maharashtra Times (Marathi language).
The main regional newspapers of India are Malayala Manorama, Dainik Jagran - (Hindi -Uttar Pradesh), Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali - Kolkata).
Some of the prominent newspapers in India are The Statesman, The Times of India, The Telegraph, The Economic Times, Indian Express, The Hindu, Anadabazar Patrika, The Tribune etc.
First financial daily news paper of India is The Economic Times.
The leading business newspaper is The Economic Times.
The first Indian newspaper to secure foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is Business Standard (Financial Daily).
The Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali daily) was founded by Prafulla Kumar Sarkar & Suresh Chandra Majumdar (1922).
The largest selling English daily in India is Times of India (1838).
The oldest existing English daily is Times of India.
The Newspaper having largest circulation in Hindi is Dainik Bhaskar.
Largest selling Malayalam daily is Malayala Manorama.
The weekly newspaper having the largest circulation is Ravivasriya Hindustan.
The largest selling magazine is Jagran Josh Plus (Hindi).
Largest selling magazine in Malayalam is Vanita.
News Agencies in India
There are four main news agencies in India. They are Press Trust of India (PTI), United News of India (UNI), Samachar Bharati , Hindustan Samachar.
PTI and UNI supply news in English and the other two are operating through the medium of Hindi and other Indian languages.
Press Trust of India was founded on August 27, 1947. PTI began functioning from February 1, 1949. It has bilateral news exchange arrangement with several news agencies of countries of Asia, Africa, Europe & Latin America. The first news agency in India is The Press Trust of India. Headquarters of PTI is at New Delhi. The only news agency in South Asia which operates its own communication satellite, an INSAT, to broadcast news and information is Press Trust of India.
United News of India started functioning from March 21st 1961(It was incorporated under the Companies Act on December 19, 1959.). The Head Quarters of UNI is at New Delhi.
PIB is Press Information Bureau.
ABC is Audit Bureau of Circulation(established in 1948).
Oldest Newspaper in the world is Peking Gazette(China -8th Century to 1912)
Oldest surviving daily newspaper in the world is Post - Och Inrikes Tidningar (Sweden).
Newspaper having the largest circulation in the world is Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan) News Agency.
Oldest news agency in the world is Agence France Presse (1835, France).
Largest news agency in the world is Associated Press (1846, USA).
Largest news agency in India is PTI (Press Trust of India).
The Grand Old Man of Indian Journalism is Tushar Kanti Ghosh.