one of the highly literate states of India. Kerala's people
are friendly and cultural. They don't like to live a
secluded life. They prefer to maintain a gregarious
lifestyle. Hence, it is natural that the state places great
emphasis on the news sources. Media of Kerala is a good
source for receiving the information about the state of
affairs all around. Media of Kerala includes radio, the
print media, and the television channels. In the recent
times, Internet, pager and mobiles have also emerged as good
sources of getting news information.
broadcast is one of the oldest sources for news generation
in Kerala. It can be accessed in the remote corners of the
state. The places where the newspapers and TV can not be
reached, the people can hear the radio and get the
information about the state, country and the entire world.
The national radio service, All India Radio, reaches large
portions of Kerala via its Malayalam language broadcaster.
Radio perhaps is the most accessible media of Kerala.
The new rage in the radio culture is the FM channels, and
Kerala is also attracted by its allure. They broadcast
24-hour non-stop news, music and entertainment which can be
listened at home, while working or while traveling. The
young generation is fascinated by the cheerful hosts and the
changing trends. Even the news reports are not broadcasted
in the monotonous method.
The major languages in Kerala are Malayalam and English.
The newspapers and magazines are the steady news sources.
Several magazines are published in Kerala, in Malayalam and
English. These magazines contain a wide range of topics,
which keeps the people updated in every walk of the life.
Some of the popular magazines in Kerala in Malayalam are
Malayalam Varika, Kerala Darsanam, Kaumadi Jalakam, Dhanam
Magazine and The Sathyadoothan. Many English language
periodicals like The Week, India Today, Outlook, Frontline,
Data Quest do have their presence in Kerala.
Both the regional and national daily newspapers are
available in Kerala. They are published in Malayalam and
English. Some of the popular newspapers in Kerala are:
- The Hindu
- Malayala Manorama
- Indian Express
- Hindustan Times
- Madhyamam Daily
- Kerala Kaumudi
- Indian Express
The state-owned broadcaster is Doordarshan. Besides airing
its programmes, a combination of Malayalam, English and
international private channels is provided by the
multi-system operators via cable network. Manorama News and
Asianet are the regional channels in the Malayalam language.
Various Hindi channels are also very popular in Kerala. Some
of the famous channels in Kerala are Doordarshan, BBC
Online, CNN, Asianet, Star News, Zee TV, Kairali TV, V.T.V.
channel and Surya TV.
Internet, pagers and mobiles
The Internet has opened a totally new world before Kerala's
people. With increasing concentration of software
professionals, the state has seen the launching of a
plethora of Malayali websites. The newspapers have launched
their websites that provide the news and the views about the
state, country and the whole world. With the advance of
technology, most of the telecom operators have tied up with
the websites and news channels. The news headlines, sport
news, stock quotes, breaking news and political news are now
available in Kerala with a single click of the button. Some
of the telecom operators offering such services are Hutch,
Airtel and Escotel.