Over the years, change in the content of newspapers took place. Newspapers have become glossier in content with its focus shifting over subjects like lifestyle, travel, cuisine, fashion and showbiz. Even with the advent of electronic media, the aura of print media has not diminished. It still continues to be the cheapest source of information to the common man and the Indian English newspapers are no exception in this regard. Discussed elaborately below are some of the Indian English newspapers:
The Times of India
The Times of India is a leading English daily newspaper, owned and managed by Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd (BCCL). The newspaper was founded on 3rd of November, 1838. As per the Audit Bureau of Circulations, The Times of India is the third largest newspaper in India in terms of circulation and the largest selling English language daily in the world.
The Hindu is a popular English daily newspaper, with its headquarters in Chennai. It is published from 12 centres in India. It is known to be the second most circulated English-language newspaper in India. In 1995, The Hindu became the first Indian newspaper to start an online edition.
The Economic Times
The Economic Times is a leading business daily, which was founded in 1961 and is owned by the largest media group, Bennett and Coleman and Co Ltd. Its publication started in the year 1961. This newspaper is known to be the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal.
The Telegraph is a Kolkata based broadsheet newspaper in English, which is owned by the Anandabazar Patrika Limited. It was founded on 7th of July, 1982. According to the Indian Readership Survey of 2014, The Telegraph is the fifth most-widely read English newspaper in India.
The Statesman is one of the oldest English newspapers in India and was founded in Kolkata in 1875. It has directly descended from ‘The Friend of India’, which was founded in 1818. The newspaper is owned by The Statesman Ltd.
Business Standard is a business daily published by Business Standard Ltd. (BSL). The newspaper is published from 12 cities in India and in two languages namely, English and Hindi. The newspaper started in the year 1975. It focuses upon Indian and international businesses and financial news.
The Indian Express
The Indian Express is a daily English newspaper owned by the Indian Express Group, with its headquarters in Mumbai. The northern editions of the newspaper have the original name of The Indian Express. The southern editions have the name, The New Indian Express.
The Hindustan Times
The Hindustan Times is a leading Indian newspaper founded in 1924 by Master Sunder Singh Lyallpuri. It is one of the largest newspapers in India in terms of circulation. As of November, 2015, the Audit Bureau of Circulations found that the newspaper had a circulation of 1.16 million copies.
Daily News and Analysis
A Mumbai based English daily, the Daily News and Analysis is an Indian English newspaper which is a joint venture between the two media conglomerates like Dainik Bhaskar group and the Essel Group. It is the first Indian English newspaper to introduce an all colour page format. With a young and trendy outlook in a short period the newspaper has been able to cater to the needs of the teenagers and youths in the city.
Launched in the year 1865 by George Allen, this Indian English Newspaper called The Pioneer was initially published in Allahabad. Known to be the second oldest Indian English Newspaper, The Pioneer is currently published from multiple locations in India. Recently, in the year 2010, The Pioneer launched its first Hindi version in the city Lucknow .
Other Indian English Newspapers
‘Mid-Day’ is an Indian compact newspaper, with editions published in Mumbai and Pune. It is published in three languages namely, English, Gujarati and Urdu. The Sunday edition of the paper is called ‘Sunday Mid-Day’. ‘Daily News and Analysis’ is a Mumbai based English daily launched in 2005. ‘Mumbai Mirror’ was launched by the Times Group in 2005 to provide information about the city of Mumbai. ‘Deccan Chronicle’ is an English language newspaper, published in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. ‘Deccan Herald’ started in 1948 as a daily newspaper in Karnataka. ‘News Today’ is an English evening daily, published in Chennai. It was started in 1982. ‘The Tribune’ is published from Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jalandhar, Dehradun and Bathinda. It was founded on 2nd of February, 1881 in Lahore. ‘The Assam Tribune’ is an English daily newspaper, published from Guwahati. ‘Asian Age’ is an English daily newspaper, which was launched in February, 1994. It is published from 6 major cities in India and also from London.
‘Mint’ is a financial newspaper published by the HT Media Ltd. It is the first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format. ‘The Financial Express’ is a daily business newspaper, published by the Indian Express group. It was founded in the year 1961. ‘Business Line’ is owned by the publishers of the newspaper ‘The Hindu’.