Newspapers in Kollam

Position of newspapers in Kollam

Similar to all other places, newspapers in Kollam plays a significant role in bringing forward the important as well as every kind of news related to the place. The print media of the city aims at keeping the residents updated about the varied events occurring in the city as well as the world. Apart from the Malayalam language, the citizens of this place even read newspapers, which are published in Hindi and English.

Most Famous Newspapers in Kollam

Kollam, a city in the state of Kerala in India has got a number of newspapers available in the city. The two most famous Kollam newspapers are as follows:

Kerala Kaumudi:

This popular newspaper of Kollam is published in Malayalam language. Apart from this city, the newspaper is even published in the cities of Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram as well as Bangalore in Karnataka. This Malayalam newspaper was founded by C. V. Kunhiraman and K. Sukumaran in the year 1911. The Editor in Chief of this paper is Mr. M. S. Mani. This daily occupies the 3rd rank amongst the other circulated Malayalam dailies. Besides daily Malayalam online edition, Kerala Kaumudi has even got English online edition, which are updated twice a day. The overseas editions of the online daily are published in London, Singapore and New York.

Malayala Manorama:

Another leading daily in Kollam is Malayala Manorama, a Malayalam newspaper. Founded in the year 1888, the first publication of this paper dates back to 14th March, 1890, when it was a weekly newspaper. It became bi-weekly in 1901, which was followed by the daily publication of 1st World War supplements in 1915. On 2nd July, 1918, this became tri-weekly and after 10 years from that time on 2nd July, 1928, it became daily. During the year 2007, this daily was declared to be India' sole regional language newspaper to exceed 15 lakh copies. From that phase, this daily newspaper has earned more than 16 million readers at present. All over the country, this daily has got 32 publications in 5 different languages of Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and English. Every resident of the city, irrespective of their caste and creed, are associated with this newspaper. The other national regions where this newspaper of Kollam is published are Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kannur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Bangalore, Pathanamthitta, Mangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. The international regions publishing this paper are Bahrain and Dubai.

Some of the other newspapers read by the citizens of Kollam are mentioned below:

Madhyamam Daily:

Madhyamam Daily, one of the daily Malayalam newspapers is widely read in Kollam. It was initiated by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in the year 1987. From time to time, this daily has brought forward numerous significant cases. In the state of Kerala, this publication has got the 4th biggest circulation. The paper has even won several national and international awards.


This is one of the online Malayalam newspapers that are widely read by Kollam's online readers.


This is a newspaper published in the Malayalam language by the State Committee of Kerala, the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Founded as a weekly newspaper on 6th September, 1942 in Kozhikode, presently it is Kerala's 3rd largest daily newspaper. The present Chief Editor of the daily is Mr. V. V. Dakshinamoorthi, who is C. P. I. (M)'s secretariat member. Deshabhimani Varika is its weekly publication whereas; Thathamma is its special publication for children. The other supplements of this public media are Aksharamuttam, Deshabhimani Varanthappathippu, Kilivaathil and Sthree. This newspaper has even got online editions.


Mathrubhumi, another Malayalam newspaper, read by the residents of Kollam was founded by the freedom fighter of India, Mr. K. P. Kesava Menon.

Mangalam Daily:

Mangalam Daily, a daily newspaper published by the Mangalam Publications (India) Private Limited has got both printed as well as online editions.

Last Updated on 31 October 2011