A paper without ‘paid news’ for north Indians

It is the season for southern English newspapers to head North.

Deccan Herald is due to print out of Delhi from December. And nowThe Hindu, “the most readable daily in the world” which already prints out of the national capital, has added another printing centre in the North, with a potshot at those who “serve up news that somebody else has paid for”.

Image: courtesy The Hindu 

Also read: Good morning, your paper is free of paid news

Coming soon: A Deccan Herald edition from Delhi


  1. Govind

    Well, well..who is talking about ethics here..when Hindu’s infighting got evident in their open anti Ram letters written by his own brothers as they washed boardroom dirty linens in public..its role in 2G, a huge interview of blood bather like Rajapaksha..its stand on so many issues can be deplorable..All newspapers suffer from this maize and the creed of true editorial person or editor or publisher is long dead.

    So this ethics talk and ‘code of ethics’ the other one thumps is nothing but frustration out of competition and hiding inside their ivory towers.. and entities like Hindu which refuse to innovate and re-engineer its editorial and people thought processes..instead live in an assumed arrogance that its the finest and best. Its NOT.

  2. Jay Ravi

    The blatantly pro-Chinese and Pro-Russian news in Hindu day in and day out — who pays for these?

  3. Krishna Kumar

    I have compared the number of people who like the Indian newspapers in facebook & the number of people who follow them in twitter. The figures provide interesting contrast.


    Times of India – 1465844
    Hindustan Times – 197267
    Deccan Chronicle – 54981
    Indian Express – 31157
    The Hindu – 20501
    New Indian Express – 4170

    2. Twitter

    Times of India – 213138
    Hindustan Times – 90034
    Deccan Chronicle – 4974
    Indian Express – 6822
    The Hindu – 26963
    New Indian Express – 5127

    Most of the twitter & facebook users are youngsters. So, the statistics is a pointer to the future of Indian newspapers.

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