World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Study Tour "Success made in India"


Study Tour "Success made in India"

Date and Location

  • 11 Sep 2010 - 19 Sep 2010

Study Tour "Success made in India"

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India, home to one-sixth of the world´s population, has become a global player in information technology, business process outsourcing, telecommunications, and pharmaceuticals. India is also home of some of the biggest media companies, many of them active in print, digital, TV and radio. After China, India has the most newspapers titles that rank among the worldwide top 100 paid-for dailies and Indian newspapers have the highest average circulation worldwide.

Learning from and getting inspired by companies and personalities from within and outside the publishing industry, who have access to a vast amount of intellectual and venture capital and where a culture of rewarding innovation and risk-taking is much stronger than in so-called developed countries, is an eye-opener and can trigger major shifts in one’s own attitude and expand one’s horizon.

Our Indian hosts will share their experiences and perspectives on how they lead and keep up with the rapid change in the newspaper publishing and media industry.

The tour will give you also a brief but eclectic taste of India. Starting in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), famous for the Gateway of India and Elephant Island, it then goes south to Bangalore, the Garden City before returning north to beautiful Jaipur. From Jaipur we shall reach Delhi, capital of the country for almost a century. Tour concludes in Delhi with an optional excursion to the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Provisional Programme

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Individual arrival at the hotel in Mumbai (Bombay)

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Mumbai (Bombay)

Optional tour to the Elephanta Caves and to the Gateway of India, two of Mumbai's most visited tourist attractions.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Mumbai (Bombay)

Among others we will visit Mid-Day, an afternoon compact newspaper in India with editions in Mumbai (Bombay), Bangalore, Delhi and Pune (launched on August 18, 2008). It was established in 1979 as in a family owned newspaper in Mumbai.

Mid-Day is owned by Mid Day Infomedia Limited, a subsidiary of Mid Day Multimedia Limited, a publishing house listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. Presently, it publishes newspapers in three languages: English, Gujarati and an Urdu newspaper called The Inquilab. The Inquilab, was the first paper of the group in Urdu, was born in the fervour of idealistic nationalism in 1938. MiD DAY was launched in 1979, in English. The special Sunday edition of it, the Sunday MiD DAY, began in 1981.


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Mumbai (Bombay) - Bangalore

While in Bangalore we will visit Deccan Herald, a popular English-language daily newspaper in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is published by the Printers (Mysore) Private Limited and has a number of editions in Bangalore, Hubli, Mysore, Mangalore and Gulbarga.

The ABC certified figures for the first half of 2009 put the daily paid circulation (number of bought copies as opposed to number of copies read) at 214,797 for Karnataka. For the January-June 2009 period, The Deccan Herald had a circulation of 145,656 for the Bangalore city area.

We will also visit Eterno Infotech, a pioneer in the area of Mobile Media Platforms with a special focus on enabling Indian Languages across variety of handsets. Eterno's Mobile Applications have powered media delivery for various media like News, Music, Video etc over 3G, GPRS and SMS.

The company is currently focused on its flagship product NewsHunt which is a Mobile Newspaper Platform. Eterno has partnered with more than 25 leading Indian Newspapers for NewsHunt.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Bangalore - Jaipur

While in Jaipur participants will join WAN-IFRA India 2010 for a few hours. The eighteenth annual conference will be held at Jaipur on September 15-16. It is the first time that WAN-IFRA India conference will be held in the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. The event will specifically addresses the challenges and opportunities for the South Asian news publishers. There will be two parallel conferences – WAN-IFRA’s flagship event Newsroom Summit will be organised for the first time in India. The ever popular Printing Summit discussing contemporary production practices will be the other high point. Several distinguished speakers from India and abroad will share their experiences at the two parallel conferences.

Thursday 16 September 2010

Jaipur - Delhi

Friday 17 September 2010


On our second day in the Indian capital we will visit among others Dainik Jagran, a Hindi newspaper. It is the 17th most widely read newspaper in the world. It was the brainchild of the freedom fighter Mr. Puranchandra Gupta. Its first edition was launched in Jhansi in 1942 and in 1947 Dainik Jagran shifted its headquarters to Kanpur, where it launched its second edition on 21 September, 1947.

More than 55.7 million people reach out for Dainik Jagran making it the largest read daily of India. Currently, Dainik Jagran’s 37 editions are published across eleven states of India.

Saturday 18 September 2010


Optional sightseeing tour to Taj Mahal (in Agra, 200 km away from Delhi)

Individual departure of participants

End of the tour

Join us on this fascinating tour and gain a first hand experience into how your Indian colleagues are facing new challenges.

What will you learn about?

- Learn about the latest developments in the Indian media and IT industry
- Experience refreshing approaches to multimedia journalism, product development, mobile initiatives, attracting young and new readers, creating new revenue streams and increasing print and digital advertising revenues
- Meet the Indian industry leaders at home and at the WAN-IFRA Expo India
- Explore potential working partnerships, outsourcing and offshoring with successful Indian media and IT partners.

Who should attend

Newspapers executives, management board members, directors, editors in chief, and top managers who are interested in new ideas in order to stay competitive in their business.

Working language

The presentations will be held in English.

Fees / Prix / Preise

WAN-IFRA members
EUR 6,900 + VAT
EUR 8,900 + VAT


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