In the news in India

Newspapers are alive and well across India. A BBC report notes that, according to the World Association of Newspapers, more than 107 million copies of newspapers were circulated daily across India in 2009. Rising literacy rates, papers selling for less than 10 cents U.S., and small Internet penetration all help to boost readership in India. And stacks and stacks of newspapers for sale can make a recovering U.S. journalist smile. It was great to see people buying two or more newspapers at a time and people in rural backwaters spending their time looking at print.

newspapers for sale in Delhi
Newspaper readers have many choices in India, so this seller in Delhi has much to offer including many newspapers in English. Photo by Terri Colby

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