Ad Here  
July
August
September
October
November
December
 
 
Preserving for the future Excel Generators provide the vital back-up Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Editor's Says Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Robber barons everywhere Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform The power-full Hindujas WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Fortune 500 review Align crops to agro climate endowments… Sweeter prospects for sugar Road development slows down Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Sri Lanka votes for change Rahman at CIC A proud Madrasi For whom the MIDS bell tolls? A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Engineering seats go abegging Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Alexa – Talking Wikipedia Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... No Maha Koottani in TN... How Air-India loses customs... Making ‘my Amaravati’... Mersal magnified Silver Years of Madras Musings Another Indian music maestro at the UN EVM is tamper-proof Tribute Sweet news for TN sugar mills IPL - no surprise this scam More tributes to GR …and of a popular trade leader The why of tax incentives He saved millions from starvation... Shanti and Sadhana through Music Cutting the nose to spite the face Marketing expert Balagopal is no more Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Of course, Gujarat is vibrant A yen for wastage… Haul over the coal CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? B H Kothari - a tribute Protest masters... Intellectual of rare qualities Where is Rajaji? Gas is the way forward Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Make standards certification mandatory... Polls and promises Music happens Welcome focus on core competence Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Streamlining mandatory third party cover Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Wanted: a second airport for Chennai When online building permits work…. The balancing act Why this malaise in medical education? Lalu’s envy, India’s pride MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Kudos to NDTV... Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Quality silica from Neyveli Put expensive assets created to use... Kinetic Karnataka Revive development banks... Cement prices continue to rise… Why land prices zoom in TN? Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health He continues the focus on social amelioration Pharma – overdose of copying Tatas moving out of urea production... A rich pool of talent not utilised…. Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School IPL type auction for VCs? Adharma of opposition politics Poor quality of university VCs All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya Solar thermal shines… Tatas moving out of urea production... Build close rapport with business leaders Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Parliament in paralysis... Modi and the lady Tough task taking states together The star of Spencers is no more Muffled voices for merit… A welcome initiative by the judiciary Things happen by accident and not by design... Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel Secularism and anti-Hinduism Gay abandon in pricing L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… This scant respect for Law London, London Narayan Kulandai was a giant Revving up the manufacturing sector Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Small units prefers to remain small... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model The nuclear option China invests in India Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities An enemy’s enemy is a friend PC’s preference for professionals Multi-faceted Venkat Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi No engine for this car Mu Sigma – is no more F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing The brown list of Venkitaramanan Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik More heat than light TGS- The king storyteller The Swadeshi Trump SoA @ 80 When the President was rendered homeless… Readers' Mail Vibrant Gujarat Russi Mody – a tribute Five star activism stalls development activity A friendly business group GNS - 100: our first subscriber Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria Delhi Chalo... EEC at the National Media Centre Breaththrough in malaria control More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Tax agriculture Tribute – UCAL Selvan… Roaring Ro-Ro facility Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! The few handicaps... The Jan Dhan bonanza Convulsions in The Hindu Fuel for thought Strengthen the base... The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! TIAM turns a full cycle There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Increasing non co-operation of state leaders A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science Nuclear power at the nucleus Maximising the micro pricing … A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals The sea- saw battle continues... Delhi is distant… Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW West Bengal: mindless malignancy Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel Discoms deserve better… Funding the un-funded TELANGANA at last…BUT Demise of a media baron... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai The Gulf aviation boom Contrarian cousins IAS invades NDDB... Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Noble nonagenarians... No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Solar, solar everywhere … When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Towards speedy justice Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Medical costs hit the roof... Shale gas and its shallow future Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector When nations steal growth from one another… Wise Presidents A glass full of corruption A more liberated TN… L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Valli, they are more marginalised A think tank for Chennai Moily’s bold thrust Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Return to king coal for urea... Modi storms Silicon Valley TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Airlines in India: cost and space The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu Which side are you, Montek? Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines An inexplicable neglect CII projects higher growth… Recognition to role of NBFCs.... The rise and fall of Annamalai University When small is no larger beautiful.. GM Technology at last! Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Shipping woes of Chennai companies Come elections, come advertisements... Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Boy, can you beat these? Paytm karo... The rise and rise of KCP When Ratan Tata visited SRM Welcome GST Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? A professional at the helm of IRDA... Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami Waning interest in public discussions… Banning booze... Where a state respects its litterateurs… Delhi is distant For whom the bell tolls? Plummeting profits of PSBs Editor's Notes Building loyalty through the stomach Fortune for Indian Airlines TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Quality education through the PPP mode Auto components surge… Delhi returns to BJP ONGC at KG Basin Should we change the official year? Tribute – M V Murugappan Telangana in top gear… More Shakthi to Das’ elbow
 
For whom the bell tolls?

The Annual Report of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) points to the newspaper business revenues impacted by demonetisation and GST. In line with the flat growth recorded by the economy, advertising revenues appeared stagnant. Acute competition from the electronic medium has been affecting revenues. 

The INS has been a society of, for and by large newspapers. Large print houses with multiple publications dominate the Society. The practice of the same group getting into the committee through different member newspapers has been a long INS tradition. 

Post-liberalisation there has been fewer restrictions on the media. The one grievance relates to the government continuing with the statutory wage fixation for newspaper employees. No other industry has wage boards! Print media has been singled out for this special treatment: TV, radio, internet are not covered by such a privileged status! Of course, newspapers are smarter: leaders like Sameer Jain and N Ram switched to term-contracts for employment. There are today editorial consultants galore!

There is much less load on INS which, like its major constituents, thrives on real estate. Its second expensive real estate property, now in Mumbai, is nearing completion. The space made available at huge cost is naturally affordable only by its most prosperous members.

Though INS membership comprises of a vast number of small and medium publications, these get little service except the promise of assured payment in 60 days from accredited agencies. Especially outstation small newspapers, get little service. 



Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
RELATED NEWS
ABOUT IE
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
 
PRIVACY POLICY
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
 
CONTACT US
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Guindy,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236
EMAIL: indecom1968@gmail.com