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Shri Prakash Jawdekar Hon'ble Minister of Information & Broadcasting Govt of India with Shri Vipin Gaur General Secretary NAI (NAI Awards 2013)
 
  Newspapers Association of India
   
 
Founder :
Late Dr. M. R. Gaur
The objective of NAI is to highlight the problems which have been plaguing the small and medium newspaper industry for the past so many years. A common platform at the national level was created for the members, to establish personal Contact with each other and have interactions on related problems and take up the same, with concerned authorities, on a collective basis.

With its members (Daily, Weekly’s, Bi Weekly’s Fortnightly’s, Monthly’s, Online Digests & others) the NAI is also serving the national cause of having unity in diversity, in as much as our membership. Is spread throughout the length and breadth of the country, with newspapers-both national and regional- printed in diverse vernacular as well as English language being our associates.

NAI aims to encourage and support small and medium newspapers, journals, periodicals, etc., to create innovative sustainable social enterprises and aims to build a just, civil society in India.

We focuses on six key strategic priorities that collectively affect the newspaper industry: marketing,  public policy, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership. NAI  aims to be a network that is inclusive and open, promotes free and independent media and participations and encourages the sharing of experience and knowledge between members.

To focusing on the role that the regional newspapers play in the strengthening of our World’s largest democracy. The emphasis would be how the regional newspapers of our democratic institutions with adherence to secular credentials. The strength of our democracy lies in the dissemination of information and these regional and vernacular language newspapers with their reach deep in the hinterland can and plays an effective role in the propagation of democractive ideas and advantages of people power.

The NAI, now in its 19th years of existence, being an organization spanning the length and breadth of India.

The Newspaper Association of India (NAI) is an Association founded in the year 1993 by Late Dr. M R Gaur of New Delhi predominantly for small and medium Newspapers in the country. The Newspaper Association of India is registered in the year 1993 by the Government of India under SR Act XX1 of 1860 and is headquartered in New Delhi. The State offices have so far been established in Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Pondicherry. Currently there are close to 7000 members spread across the length and breath of the country. It members are from all sections of the press and media, regional & national, vernacular & English and includes Daily, Weekly’s, Bi Weekly’s Fortnightly’s, Monthly’s and Online Digests.

Objectives of Newspaper Association of India

The objective of NAI is
  1. To highlight the problems which have been plaguing the small and medium newspaper industry for the past so many years.
  2. To create a common platform at the national level for the members to establish contact and interact with each other on related problems so ad to address them through the association with concerned authorities, on a collective basis.
  3. To encourage and support small and medium newspapers, journals, periodicals, etc., to create innovative sustainable social enterprise that aims to build a just, civil society in India through responsible journalism.
  4. To further foster a spirit of serving the national cause of having unity in diversity demonstrated in the membership of the association.
  5. To establish Newspaper Association of India offices in all the states and districts of this country that can serve the small and medium newspaper establishments, specially the ones from non metros.
  6. To encourage member newspapers to play a responsible role in social causes by actively organizing Social Responsibility Initiatives in the communities that they cater.
  7. Finally, to encourage citizen journalism and reporting at the grassroots level in the rural areas among the student community.
Other Priorities of the Newspaper Association of India

Newspaper Association of India focuses on six key strategic priorities that collectively affect the newspaper industry: marketing, public policy, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership. NAI aims to be a network that is inclusive and open, promotes free and independent media participation in the network. It also provides a voice for its member publications and encourages sharing of not just news but also their experience and knowledge between members. It also encourages members to share best practices in the industry to collectively raise the standards of Indian journalism.

Newspaper Association of India facilitates the important role the regional newspapers play in the strengthening the World’s largest democracy by adhering in letter and spirit to secular credentials and upholding all our democratic institutions to free, fair and complete dissemination of information.

Finally, these regional and vernacular language newspapers with their reach deep in the hinterland can and will continue to plays an effective role in the propagation of democratic ideals as envisioned in our constitution that will empower all sections of the society.

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