Overview of Bangla Newspapers in Bangladesh
With Bangla being the national and most common language in the country, the number of newspapers and news reporting mediums that operate primarily in Bangla is also a staggering amount. The number grows day by day with additions to the news reporting channels as well the channel’s content and program catalog. Ranging from lifestyle to entertainment on one hand, and socio-economic dynamics on the other, the Bengali newspapers offer all that a domestic or foreigner needs to stay abreast.
With a vision to umbrella the business sector, the Vorer Pata group initiated its launch into the journalism and media industry with the introduction of their Bangali-based newspaper The Vorer Pata Daily. With a wide range of topics, the newspaper enjoys readership comprising the young and the old as well a foreign followership. The content for the newspaper is available online, aside from its e-paper version.
Founding year: 2012
Founder: Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan
Group: Vorerpata Group
Shamokal prides itself as the number 1 read Bengali newspaper in the country with an impressive repute built within the last decade. Through transparency and objectivity in approach, the paper claims to target the audience’s and the public’s high demand for the authentic and unbiased review of the world and the country’s socio-political and economic conditions, a few among many aspects of the resources of the paper.
Founding year: 2005
Group: Time Media Ltd.
During the first decade of inception, the paper’s controversial stand against the Ayub Khan administration of the Pakistani government led to the suspension of operations throughout the War of Liberation in 1971. Through Bengali, the paper has enabled readers and contributors a platform to voice their opinions whether radical or generic in response to the growing conditions in and around the country. This is also the first Bengali paper to dedicate a section to women.
Founding year: 1951
Founder: Nasiruddin Ahmad
Group: The Sangbad Ltd.
The printed paper ProthomAlo enjoys just as wide a global readership as the domestic. The paper has received awards for journalistic achievements because of covering all corners of the country and the world. The paper includes updates on latest news from all disciplines and aspects relating but not limited to politics, lifestyle, and entertainment.
Founding year: 2010
Group: Transcom Group
With just two years of experience under its belt, this newspaper has risen to accolades of investigative journalism like few others. With a global presence and readership, the newspaper, titled “a guiding light” aims to become the cornerstone of reporting in the country under the mission statement “We serve complete truth to our readers, not the half.”
Founding year: 2014
Founder: Hafizur Rahman
Published daily, from the capital fo the city, Manibkantha provides an acute analysis of all things journalistic. The approach towards the political, social and economic conditions of the country is an objective one, with focus on global as well as domestic factors that affect these conditions. The paper’s individual identity is set by the fact that it represents the journalistic community in its reporting like all other matters.
Founding year: 2012
Group: Ashiyan Group
Since its establishment, the newspaper has a vast readership from the US as well as the UK and other eastern countries neighboring Bangladesh, such as Japan and Australia. The website ranking statistics show it enjoys almost 15K new visitors each day and the paper itself enjoys a global readership and contributions to its literary base.
Founding year: 1998
Founder: Matiur Rahman Chowdhury
A local newspaper from Jessore, the papers name means “social culture” aiming to provide a detailed coverage of what the social culture entails in the region and the country. With this perspective, the paper also offers information and comparison of lifestyle between regions, countries and social schools of thought highlighting the diversity that one can find in Bangladesh as well as the South Asian region.
Founding year: 1990
Founder: Sundar Saha
As a local newspaper coming from the commercial, financial and as well as industrial sector head, the Bogra district’s Daily Karatoa offers insight into local political and social situations as well a global perspective on developing conditions. With online portal for an electronic as well the printed version, the paper offers local news, local weather, local sports news, world news, market info, recreation news, education news, entrepreneurship, daily tips, amongst others.
Founding year: 1975
Founder: Mozammel Hoque Lalu
A sister concern of the another paper, this one takes a more literary approach to journaism in the country. After the resignation of the founding editor, Abed Khan, Imdadul Haq Milon (a novelist by profession) took up the designation and has hence allowed the newspaper a fresh and unique approach much different from the conventional editorial style most newspapers are proof of.
Founding year: 2010
Founder: Abed Khan
Group: East West Media Group Ltd.