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Media  is a term referring to the organized means of dissemination of fact, opinion, entertainment, and other information, such as newpapers,magazines,cinema, films, radio,television, world wide web, books, CDs, DVDs, videocassettes, video games and  other forms of broadcasting.

News Paper:  A news paper is a printed periodical whose purpose is to deliver news,facts and other information in an up-to-date manner. It generally consists of news, opinions, editoral and advetisments.The history of malaylam journalism begins with ‘KeralaChandrika’, the first newspaper of the State which was published from Thiruvananthapuram district in the year 1789,even before the idea of a united Kerala was born. Every news paper played a major role in the social, cultural life of an average malayali. Deepika is one of the oldest malayalam news paper  dailies which is  still in circulation.

Major Malayalam newspapers in Kerala


Major English news papers in Kerala

All India Radio

Radio plays a major role in the common man’s life. All India Radio,Thiruvananthapuram [AIR] broadcasts and relays every day programmes from 5.55 a.m to 11.05 p.m. The informative programs are  related to various  topics such as agriculture, rural development , issues related to health, women and child-care apart from regular news and entertainment programs. FM radio  started from Thiruvananthapuram in 1999. 17 Private radio stations will soon broadcast various entertainment programmes from Kerala.


Telvision Channels.

Doordashan Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram, part of  DD India, was started on 1st January 1985. Doordashan Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, currently produces and telecasts 168 hrs of  Malayalam programmes per week. 27 transmitters in Kerala, 7 in Lakshadweep and one in Mahe relay all these programs. Asianet is the first private television channel in Kerala functioning from Thiruvananthapuram in 1993. Asianet Satellite Communication Net work [ACV ] is the largest network service company in the world which was started in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1993.

Major Malayalam  Television Channels in Kerala.


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Kerala State Chalachitra Academy

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy was established in 1998 with the aim to promote Malayalam cinema.  The motto of the academy is to develop cinema having moral values  and contribute to total development of man, both as an  individual and social being. The academy is engaged in various promotional and awareness programme activites such as spreading film literacy among the people through the promotion of film socieites, publication of books and periodicals, conducting film appreciation courses, seminars and workshops for students as well as professionals. The annual Kerala State Awards for Film and TV are also conducted by the Academy. Kerala State Film Development Corporation Ltd (KSFDC), which was established in the year 1975 plays a major role in promoting Malayalam cinema. The Corporation also owns an exhibition network with 10 fabulous theatres spread across all over Kerala. Some of these theaters regularly host the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).