Cuttack newspapers bring a fresh overview of the city with important coverages on local events, and regular columns on traditional specialties, additional to regular global news. The print media in Cuttack has an age old history that dates back to the early 19th century. The newspapers in Cuttack circulating presently, comprise of the local dailies and the English and Hindi newspapers. Presently, Cuttack is the second largest publisher of newspapers in the state of Orissa.
The genesis of the print media in Cuttack can be traced from the beginning of the 19th century when newspapers were hand written. The newspapers in the city played an important role during the Swadeshi Movement, which received an impetus from the Utkal Deepika of Cuttack. Several newspapers of the city discontinued after independence. Most of the publication houses closed its centers owing to the poor financial condition and bad returns. Some of the newspapers continued their publication from the city of Cuttack, which include, The Kurukshetra and Matrubhasa.
Apart from these, regional newspapers published in other cities such as, Kalinga Mail, Rastradoot, Janabhasa, Dakara, Yugbarta, Ajikali and Agnisikha are also circulated in Cuttack. Among the English newspapers, The Times of India, The Telegraph, The Asian Age, The Pioneer, The Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express and The Statesman are circulated in Cuttack.
The newspapers in Cuttack have been used in the past and now as an instrument to voice the public and political opinion. The growth and mushrooming of the print media in the city is the result of steady increase of literacy rate and the presence and development of new technology that facilitates the publication of newspapers.
Last Updated on 30 August 2012