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May 12, 2010

Govt constitutes 7-member committee on TRP system mechanism

The Government on Wednesday constituted a seven-member committee headed by FICCI general secretary Amit Mitra to suggest a robust television rating point (TRP) system mechanism. The committee would review the existing TRP system in India and suggest measures to bring in place an effective mechanism for a transparent TRP system in the country, the Press Trust of India has reported. It will submit its report within three months from the date of its first meeting, an official statement by the... MORE
September 29, 2009

The French exception: Restoring newspaper reading among youth

There has been a lot of debate about the French government’s decision to give free, one-day-a-week newspaper subscriptions to every 18- to 24-year old in the country as a way to encourage newspaper reading and civic participation. But those who have dismissed the idea ought to consider that 41 French regional newspapers have been experimenting with the concept since 2006 - and the publishers say it works, though the free giveaway is not the only factor. “Is it a good idea? Yes, as long as we... MORE
September 24, 2009

Newspaper circulation grew by 3% in Asia despite downturn

It is no secret that Asia has emerged as the world’s most dynamic media market, where internet, broadband and mobile usage are exploding and the region’s newspapers - the world’s largest - continue to grow alongside digital media. This growth has now been quantified in World Press Trends, Asian Edition, the first regional edition of the annual global World Press Trends survey published by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The Asian edition of World Press Trends... MORE
May 27, 2009

Newspaper circulation is growing despite downturn: World Association of Newspapers

Despite the global financial crisis, newspaper circulation grew 1.3 per cent worldwide in 2008, the President of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) said Wednesday in a speech that contradicted “misleading” reports predicting the imminent death of newspapers. “The simple fact is that, as a global industry, our printed audience continues to grow,” said Gavin O’Reilly, WAN President and CEO of Independent News and Media. “But you might say that this growth is taking place in the developing... MORE
May 19, 2009

Indian Readership Survey 2009 - Round 1

Following are the different categories of the results of the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). the survey was conducted by Hansa Research. [view:irs2009r1_node]MORE
May 18, 2009

Top 5 Telugu Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 — Round 1

Following are the top five Telugu newspapers in India, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). The survey was conducted by Hansa Research. Note: These are all readership figures (in lakhs) and not circulation numbers. TOP 5 TELUGU DAILIEs Rank Newspaper IRS 2008 ROUND 1 IRS 2009 ROUND 1 1 Eenadu 147.24 139.91 2 Andhra Jyothi 63.17 61.31 3 Vartha 66.48 49.97 4 Andhra Bhoomi 16.92 11.78 5 Prajasakti 7.21 3.27 (All... MORE
May 18, 2009

Top 5 Tamil Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 — Round 1

Following are the top five Tamil newspapers in India, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). The survey was conducted by Hansa Research. Note: These are all readership figures (in lakhs) and not circulation numbers. TOP 5 TAMIL DAILIEs Rank Newspaper IRS 2008 ROUND 1 IRS 2009 ROUND 1 1 Daily Thanthi 205.92 204.56 2 Dinakaran 170.08 166.33 3 Dinamalar 109.95 100.40 4 Malai Malar 32.54 30.21 5 Dinamani 26.02 23.83... MORE
May 18, 2009

Top 5 Marathi Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 — Round 1

Following are the top five Marathi newspapers in India, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). The survey was conducted by Hansa Research. Note: These are all readership figures (in lakhs) and not circulation numbers. TOP 5 TAMIL DAILIEs Rank Newspaper IRS 2008 ROUND 1 IRS 2009 ROUND 1 1 Lokmat 206.39 206.48 2 Daily Sakal 122.73 113.77 3 Punya Nagari 95.48 99.43 4 Pudhari 62.73 71.7 5 Loksatta 43.93 39.91 (All... MORE
May 18, 2009

Top 5 Malayalam Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 — Round 1

Following are the top five Malayalam newspapers in India, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). The survey was conducted by Hansa Research. Note: These are all readership figures (in lakhs) and not circulation numbers. TOP 5 MALAYALAM DAILIEs Rank Newspaper IRS 2008 ROUND 1 IRS 2009 ROUND 1 1 Malayala Manorama 126.66 125.89 2 Mathrubhumi 101.21 94.44 3 Deshabhimani 33.23 31.60 4 Madhyamam 14.10 14.99 5 Kerala... MORE
May 18, 2009

Top 5 Kannada Dailies: Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 — Round 1

Following are the top five Kannada newspapers in India, according to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2009 Round 1 released recently by the Media Research Users Council (MRUC). The survey was conducted by Hansa Research. Note: These are all readership figures (in lakhs) and not circulation numbers. TOP 5 KANNADA DAILIEs Rank Newspaper IRS 2008 ROUND 1 IRS 2009 ROUND 1 1 Vijay Karnataka 96.39 87.44 2 Prajavani 63.87 55.88 3 Samyukta Karnataka 32.26 26.71 4 Udayavani 26.17 24.22 5 Kannada... MORE

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