As newspapers throughout the Western world contemplate closure, an online-only future or at the very least a new business model, in India the print news sector seems to be doing rather better.
Today there were three more optimistic stories about developments in the Indian press. Firstly, Hindustan, the Hindi daily from HT Media Ltd, launched its Allahabad edition on January 29. It is the paper's sixth edition in Uttar Pradesh, and Hindustan's head of business Amit Chopra said that the paper is targeting a circulation of 50,000 copies.
Indian newspaper Sakaal has announced a major expansion with the construction of a new printing plant and publishing house in Pune, western India. Sakaal is the leading Marathi (the fourth-most spoken language in India) newspaper from the Sakaal Group.
Lastly, a report by Exchange4Media.com focussed on the positive aspects of the economic slowdown for the press, claiming that it has "perhaps given the best opportunity to take corrective measures to cut the flab and improve efficiencies."