July 12, 2024

Kannada Newspapers: The Top 8 That Reaches Every Home

The Kannada newspapers in Karnataka are a source of information for native readers. They help keep the people informed about current affairs and events happening in the state, across India and worldwide. These daily newspapers offer specialized supplements covering various topics, including agriculture, science and technology, cars, movies, history and archaeology, language and literature, and others.

Here is a quick fact: Did you know – Basel Missionaries started the first Kannada newspaper in 1843. The name of that newspaper was Mangaluru Samachara. It is the oldest Kannada newspaper. 

Today, many newspapers and news websites are available in Kannada which are run by private organizations or government offices. Here are the top 9 Kannada Newspapers in Karnataka. 

Top 8 Kannada Newspapers 

1. Prajavani 

K.N. Guruswamy established Prajavani in Bangalore in 1948. Members of the founding family still hold The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited, the firm that owns the newspaper. In Karnataka, Prajavani is one of the leading Kannada newspapers. With more than 2.01 million readers, it is one of the most widely read newspapers in the state. “The most trusted Kannada daily newspaper” is the tagline used by this newspaper.


2. Udayavani – One the Famous Kannada Newspapers in Karnataka

Manipal Media Network Limited, a diversified multi-industry conglomerate with its headquarters in Manipal, Udupi District, Karnataka, publishes Udayavani. Manipal-based Kannada daily newspaper with editions in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hubballi, Davanagere, and Gulbarga. It was founded in January 1970 by Mohandas Pai and T. Satish U Pai. You can avail e-newspaper. 

3. Vijaya Karnataka 

In October 1999, Vijaya Karnataka was founded by businessman and politician Vijay Sankeshwar(VRL group). Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd, the publishers of India’s top newspaper, The Times of India, bought the paper in 2006 along with sibling publications (Vijay Times). This is one of Karnataka’s most prominent Kannada newspapers.

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4. Kannada Prabha 

The Most Powerful Kannada Newspaper is the slogan on its front. Ramnath Goenka created the organization. The New Indian Express Group, one of the largest Kannada newspapers in Karnataka, and Jupiter Capital, a corporation formed by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a member of parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party, jointly own Kannada Prabha. 

The headquarters is in Bengaluru and was founded on 4 November 1967 with just one edition; it is now published in 5 locations throughout the state.

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5. Sanjevani – Leading Evening Kannada Newspaper 

In Karnataka, Sanjevani is a popular mid-afternoon and evening Kannada newspaper. It’s famous, and a lot of people read this regularly. A newspaper publication of this type was started in December 1982 by B.S. Mani and has completed 40 years since its launch. 

6. Samyuktha Karnataka – One of the Oldest Kannada Newspapers

To advance nationalism, it was founded hundred years ago, in 1921, during the Indian Independence movement. Samyuktha Karnataka has its corporate office in Hubballi, Karnataka. Additionally, it is also available in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Bagalkot, Kalaburgi, and Davanagere.

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7. Vishwavani 

Patil Puttappa from Hubballi has been publishing the Vishwavani daily for around 56 years. The newspaper’s managing director and main editor are Vishweshwar Bhat. Its first-page slogan is “Vishwasave Vishwa.” Some famous columnists for this Kannada newspaper are Pratap Simha, Rohit Chakratheertha, and many others.

8. Vijayavani

The Vijay Sankeshwar-owned VRL Group, a logistics entrepreneur, publishes it. Vijayavani, which debuted on 1 April 2012, offered only three editions. There are currently more than eight editions published statewide. The only Kannada newspaper to publish nine editions within 90 days after its initial release. 

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For decades, these Kannada newspapers have captivated readers of all ages. 

Which paper do you read? 

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