Sambad, Orissa's most widely read and largest circulated daily, was born on October 4, 1984, which is celebrating it’s silver jubilee during the year 2008-09. The newspaper ushered in a revolution in the print media industry, with the introduction of offset printing technology. The sleekly laid-out newspaper also made dak editions in Orissa a thing of the past. With readers being greeted with oven fresh news with their morning cup of tea each day, newspapers in the state had no other choice but to follow suit.
Edited by Soumya Ranjan Patnaik who has been at the vanguard of a media revolution in the state, Sambad has several other firsts to its credit. The first to introduce a separate sports page, a separate editorial page, weekly colour pull-outs and so much else, Sambad virtually changed the face of media in Orissa. Now published from eight key centres in the state, Sambad is read by over 60 lakh readers across Orissa. Linked to the information super highway, the newspaper has also blazed a new trail in magazine journalism. No wonder, several media research groups including the oft-referred to Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and the Indian Readeship Survey (IRS) testify to Sambad's No 1 status.
But Sambad is not one to rest on its oars. It knows there is a lot to be done. New paths to be conquered and new challenges to be met. It always lives in the tomorrow. Sambad's web edition, www.orissasambad.com, is one little step in that direction. Preparing the newspaper to meet the challenges of the e-age.
While thanking our readers and patrons for having stood by us, we look forward to a long and cherished relationship with you all.
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