Good journalism wins the heart and the purse of the readers

Good journalism wins the heart and the purse of the readers

It’s a no-brainer that quality journalism and content are key elements to hold your readers. Readers expect that the stories are covered in detail with great journalistic presentation. They are even willing to pay, no matter what the price tag of such a product is, as proven by The Hindu in some of its recent initiatives.

The Hindu, a leading English daily in India has strategically increased the number of stories in the newspaper and at the same time increased the cover price of the newspaper.

Mukund Padmanabhan, editor of The Hindu will explain how this strategic approach to their product helped them to win over paying readers at the upcoming WAN-IFRA India 2017, the 25th annual silver jubilee conference on 12 to 14 September at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.

To participate in this presentation and other unique case studies from around the world, register for the WAN-IFRA India 2017 conference, the meeting point of news publishers in South Asia. The WAN-IFRA India 2017 brochure can be downloaded from

Register online at or call: +91.44.4211 0640 or eMail:

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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– Naresh Khanna

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