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History of Mass Media in India.


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Mass media in India is that part of Indian media which aims to reach wide audience. Besides the news media, which includes print, radio and television, the internet is playing an increasing role, alogn with the growth of the Indian blooging community.

Mass media in India is that part of Indian media which aims to reach wide audience. Besides the news media, which includes print, radio and television, the internet is playing an increasing role, alogn with the growth of the Indian blooging community.

Compared with many other developing countries, the Indian press is relatively unfettered, except for obstacles in the way of setting up media companies which were part of the pre - 1990 licenxe raj. In 2001, India had 45,974 newspapers, including 5364 daily newspapers published in over 100 languages. The largest number of newspapers were published in Hindi (20,589), followed by English (7,596), Marathi (2,943), Urdu (2,906), Bengali (2,741),Gujarati (2,215), Tamil (2,119), Kannada (1,816), Malayalam (1,505) and telugu (*1,289). The Hindi daily press has a of over 23 million coppies, followed by English with over 8 million copies. There are several major publishing groups in India, the most prominent among them being the Times of India Group, the Indian Express Group, the Hindustan Times Group, The Hindu group, the Indian Express group, the Hindustan Group, the Malayala Manorama Group, the Mathrubhumi group, the Kerala Kaunmudi group, the Sahara group, the Bhaskar group, and the Dainik Jagran group.

India has more than 40 domestic news agencies. The Express News Service, the Press Trust of India, and the united News of India are among the major news agencies.
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