Daily News and Analysis
Daily News and Analysis
|Owner(s)||Diligent Media Corporation (Joint venture between Zee Media & Dainik Bhaskar Group)|
|Editor||C P Surendran|
|Founded||30 July 2005|
|Circulation||260,000 daily(Mum))|
|Readership||456,000 in Mumbai (IRS 2012)|
Daily News and Analysis (DNA) is an Indian broadsheet launched in 2005 and published in English from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jaipur, Bengaluru and Indore in India. It is the first English broadsheet daily in India to introduce an all-colour page format. It targets a young readership and is owned and managed by Diligent Media Corporation.
A high-profile advertising campaign with the tagline, "Speak up, it's in your DNA", preceded the birth of Daily News and Analysis in 2005. The context into which the publication was introduced was described by the Indian media as tumultuous, with price cuts and competitive activity occurring.
Getting rid of the edit page
In an announcement on its front page on 1 February 2010, former editor-in-chief Aditya Sinha announced that DNA would drop its "edit page," the section containing editorials, analysis and opinion. DNA's decision was considered bold and attracted much criticism in the field. DNA subsequently began providing, where appropriate, expert opinion and comments in different pages of the newspaper.
In October 2011, as per the Media Research Users Council's Indian Readership Survey (IRS) Round II, DNA’s total readership to be 1242,000[clarification needed] in Mumbai and an average per-issue readership across its six editions, of 824,000. IRS also ranked DNA as sixth among the top ten English dailies in India. DNA is the second most-read English broadsheet in the city of Mumbai.
It registering 86 percent growth in average per-issue readership over the five years since the IRS survey in the second half of 2006, nearly doubling the issue readership from 444,000. It also has the highest percentage of readers (36.3 percent) in the 30-49 age group in Mumbai among the English dailies, and the second highest percentage of readers who are graduates (52.2 percent) or fall in the socio-economic classes A and B[clarification needed] (73.5 percent).
In 2012, Quarter, DNA added 21,000 readers, taking its all India readership to 9.3 lakh.
In February 2007, DNA announced that its paid circulation had reached 400,000 in Mumbai. It had previously reached 300,000 in October 2006. In May 2006, DNA authorised Ernst & Young to certify its circulation figures. They submitted their report in July, putting its paid circulation at 270,000.
Today, DNA is the preferred choice of 1506,000 readers in Mumbai alone (based on total readership for Q4 (fourth quarter) 2012 from Indian Readership Survey).
Editions and supplements
DNA is currently published from Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Indore.
DNA 's business section is called DNA Money and DNA's entertainment supplement is called After Hrs.
The DNA website is www.dnaindia.com. The paper is also available on their e-paper site and on its syndication site. They also have online presence on social media and there are news apps for mobile phones.
DNA organises a yearly Mumbai marathon called 'DNA I Can' for women only.
In June 2014, an article published in DNA by Rana Ayyub, which had been highly critical of BJP president Amit Shah, was removed from DNA's website resulting in outrage in the social media, and concern that freedom of speech was being threatened in India. Citing several instances of "press censorship", including DNA pulling Ayyub's article from its website, a July 2014 editorial in the New York Times commented that:
Press censorship seems to be back with a vengeance in India, this time imposed not by direct government fiat but by powerful private owners and politicians.
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- Indiantelevision.com Team (10 June 2005). "'DNA' gears up for a price war". Indiantelevision.com.
- Debashis Bhattacharyya (21 August 2005). "Mumbai’s battle will quickly spill over to New Delhi". The Telegraph (Kolkota).
- Staff (October 2011). "Invigorating world's press". All About Newspapers. All About Newspapers, New Delhi. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- "IRS Q2, 2012: Deccan Chronicle, DNA & Mumbai Mirror register growth". Afaqs!. October 1, 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
- Bhupesh Trivedi (1 June 2006). "DNA commissions E&Y to certify circulation". Indian Media Observer (issue #26).
- "DNA takes down article critical of Amit Shah". Retrieved 12 June 2015.
- "DNA's explanation about its self-censorship is not convincing". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Rana Ayyub vs DNA: Understanding the new rules of digital journalism". Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "India's Press Under Siege". Retrieved 15 June 2015.