8th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Newspapers issue in September


The upcoming September issue of Indian Printer and Publisher magazine will feature our 8th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Newspapers in India compilation. The annual 50 fastest issue tries to capture the change, motion and development in a newspaper industry that is still growing but nevertheless facing challenges as never before.

The dailies are evaluated based on various parameters and criteria, such as circulation, readership, new plants inaugurated or new presses installed, adoption of environmental measures, annual turnover, transparency and new editions added. Increasingly, criteria are being added that examine the investments in success in multi-channel or omni-channel publishing including innovations in the new and digital media. Innovative platforms, traffic, engagement and monetization need to be reflected in our evaluation of those not merely changing but also growing their brands.

The 8th Annual 50 Fastest Growing Newspaper issue will be circulated widely across the country and at the WAN-IFRA South Asia Conference scheduled to be held from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Hyderabad.

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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