Media in Karnataka

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Karnataka has been a leading state in electronic communications, in India, since the start of first private radio station in Mysore, in 1935.

Newspapers[edit]

The era of Kannada newspapers in Karnataka started in 1843 when Hermann Mögling, a missionary from Basel Mission, published the first Kannada newspaper, Mangalooru Samachara, from Mangalore.[1] The first Kannada magazine, Mysuru Vrittanta Bodhini, was started by Bhashyam Bhashyacharya in Mysore.[2] Shortly after Indian Independence in 1948, K.N. Guruswamy started the company The Printers, Mysore Pvt. Ltd. publishing two newspapers Deccan Herald (in English) and Prajavani (in Kannada).[3][4] Times of India is the largest selling English newspaper in Karnataka.[5] Tabloids including Lankesh Patrike and Hai Bangalore Adi Jambava Jagruti emphasize controversial topics.[6] Sudharma,[7] the only daily newspaper published in Sanskrit in India, is printed and distributed from Mysore.

Television[edit]

DD1 was the first satellite channel to broadcast in Kannada.[8]

Radio[edit]

All India Radio started in Mysore, and has been functional in Bangalore since 1955.[9] Radio City FM was the first private radio station in Karnataka, beginning broadcasting in 2001.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Shrinivas Havanur. "Herr Kannada". Online Edition of The Deccan Herald 2004-01-18. 1999 The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Kannada Literary Journalists". Kannada Writers. Kamat's Potpourri. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Dream of a visionary". Online Edition of The Prajavani. 2005 The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 May 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  4. ^ "Times Group acquires Vijayanand Printers". Online Edition of The Times of India dated 2006-06-15. © 2007 Times Internet Limited. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  5. ^ Shuma Raha. "Battleground Bangalore". Online Edition of The Telegraph dated 2006-11-19. © 2006 The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  6. ^ T S Ranganna (31 October 2003). "The public should teach erring newspapers a lesson". Online Edition of The Hindu dated 2003-10-31. Chennai, India: © 2006 The Hindu. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  7. ^ epapertoday. "Sudharma - The only Sanskrit newspaper". Archived from the original on 30 January 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  8. ^ "Channel Information". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2007.
  9. ^ Deepa Ganesh. "Still a hot favourite at 50". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2016.