An Analysis of Kannada Language Newspapers, Magazines and Journals: 2008-2017


Author(s): K. Shanmukhappa

The paper presents the analysis of Kannada language newspapers, magazines and journals published during the 2008-2017 with help of Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) database is controlled by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Major findings are highest 13.23% publications published in 2012, following 11.85, 11.12% in 2014 and 2011 year, 10.97% in 2015, 10.90% in 2009, 10.17% in 2016, 10.38% in 2013 year published. Among 2843 publications, majority 46.4% monthly publications, 20.30% of the publications fortnight, 15.30% weekly publications, 14.46% daily publications. Among 30 districts, majority 26.70% of the publications published in Bangalore and 14.03% in Bengaluru urban district, and least 0.28% published in Vijayapura (Bijapur) district. It is important to study the Kannada literature publications for identifying the major developments and growth of the Kannada literature publications of Annual, Bi-Monthly, Daily, Daily Evening, Fortnightly, Four Monthly, Half Yearly, Monthly, Quarterly and Weekly’s were analysed in the study.

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