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Flash quiz: what is the highest-circulation English-language newspaper in the world?

(Hint: Rupert Murdoch doesn’t own it.)

The correct answer, as you are likely aware, is the Times of India, which has a circulation of 4.3 million, and reaches an average of 7.64 million readers with each issue.

While money may not exactly be growing on trees in the news industry these days, the 174-year-old title, published by family-owned media conglomerate Bennett, Coleman & Company (B.C.C.L.), is planted in fertile soil: it is the most widely read English-language daily in a country where newspaper circulation is rising by 8 percent per year overall, and 1.5 percent per year for English-language newspapers.

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Emma Knight

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2012-10-23 09:28

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Starting from the current issue The Economist will have a weekly section devoted to China, the paper's leader announced.

This is the first time since 1942, when the a US section was introduced, that the news magazine is dedicating an entire section to a single country, the article explained. Thematic sections and blogs as well as specific columns are usually focused on a geographical area, as Banyan, the blog dedicated to Asia, which takes its name from the Banyan tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment and Gujarati merchants used to conduct business.

The name for China blog has not yet been decided and the paper invited readers to send suggestions. It will ideally need to agree with the style and 19th-century origins of the other sections and columns names, from Bagehot, the column dedicated to Britain, which takes its name from Walter Bagehot, British constitutional expert and early editor of The Economist, to Baobab, the section focused on Africa and Middle East which owes its name to the African tree.

The reason for dedicating a whole section to just one country lies in the role of global superpower that China is gaining on economic as well as political level, The Economist explained.

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Federica Cherubini

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2012-01-27 17:24

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British tabloid The Daily Mail is broadening its online presence with the introduction of Mail Online India, reports Roy Greenslade in The Guardian today.

The new page is integrated into Mail's UK website, but contains content from Mail Today, a publication launched by the Daily Mail's parent company Daily Mail & General Trust together with the India Today Group in November 2007.

Mail Online India features Mail Today's logo on its banner, but it also reproduces large amounts of content from its British counterpart; the 'Femail' section, for example, is identical on both sites' home pages.

For more on this story please see our sister publication www.sfnblog.com

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Emma Goodman

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2012-01-19 19:24

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With the current atmosphere among Western newspapers being apocalyptic at worst and only carefully optimistic at best, it is easy to forget that things aren't quite as bad everywhere. Quite the contrary: newspapers in India and Latin America seem to be doing remarkably well.

The Globe and Mail reported on Indian newspapers, which are currently seeing an extraordinary rise in readership numbers. For example, NaiDunia (Hindi for "new world") has increased its circulation from 500,000 to 800,000 copies a day - in two years.

Meanwhile, newspaper circulation is also growing sharply in some Latin American countries, most notably Brazil (29 percent), MediaShift reported, noting the palpable sense of dynamism in the industry, mentioning the effective newsroom of El Tiempo, Colombia's leading daily, in particular.

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Teemu Henriksson

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2011-05-13 18:52

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