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List of Best Malayalam Newspapers

List of Best Malayalam newspapers

Which are the best Malayalam newspapers in Kerala? As a Malayalee, one day is incomplete without reading a newspaper in the morning, while sipping on hot tea. Did you know which is the most circulated newspaper in Kerala? Is it Malayala Manorama or Mathrubhumi or any other? Newspapers are the oldest print media communication.

History of Malayalam Newspapers

Let us look at a brief history of Malayalam newspapers in Kerala. The history of Malayalam newspapers dates back to the year 1847 when Rajyasamacharam was launched by Hermann Gundert under the Basal Evangelical Mission Society (BMS). Rajyasamacharam is the first Malayalam printed journal published in Kerala and Pashchimodayam was the second.

Deepika, which was established in the year of 1887 is the oldest Malayalam newspaper which is also now in circulation.

So which is the most circulated newspaper in Kerala?
Malayala Manorama stands first in Malayalam newspaper dailies by circulation. currently has a readership of over 20 million.
As per the data compiled from WAN-IFRA’s World Press Trends 2016 report, Malayala Manorama was the 14th most circulated newspaper in the world.

Top Malayalam Newspapers

Here is the list of best Malayalam-language newspapers.

Sl.NoMalayalam Newspaper
1Malayala Manorama
2Mathrubhumi
3Madhyamam
4Kerala Kaumudi

List of Daily Malayalam Newspapers (in circulation)

Here is the list of Malayalam-language newspapers and its established year. The below list is in the order of year of establishment.

Sl.NoNewspaper NameEstablished
1Deepika1877
2Malayala Manorama1888
3Kerala Kaumudi1911
4Mathrubhumi1923
5Chandrika1934
6Deshabhimani1942
7Janayugom1953
8Mangalam1953
9Janmabhumi1977
10Siraj Daily1984
11Madhyamam1987
12Suprabhaatham Daily2012

Conclusion

The level of competition among the Malayalam newspaper in Kerala is high. Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi stand different from others due to their writing style and quality of printing. Most of the regional newspapers have their e-paper; where readers can access through smartphones and computers. Malayala Manorama and Mathrubhumi have the highest readership and circulation in Kerala.
Which page of the Malayalam newspaper will you read first? Is it first Page, Sports, Entertainment or Local News? Let us know your thoughts and opinions on Best Malayalam newspapers through comments.

Common FAQs

which is the first Malayalam newspaper in Kerala?

Rajyasamacharam is the first Malayalam journal published in Kerala at the year of 1847.

Who was the editor Rajyasamacharam?

Hermann Gundert is the one who started Rajyasamacharam and he was the editor of the journal.

Which is the most circulated newspaper in Kerala?

Malayala Manorama is the most circulated newspaper in Kerala, and it is the14th most circulated newspaper in the world.

Which is the oldest Malayalam newspaper still in circulation?

Deepika, which was established in the year of 1887 is the oldest Malayalam newspaper which is also now in circulation.

2 thoughts on “List of Best Malayalam Newspapers”

  1. Kiran Dev says:

    Malayala Manorama (മലയാള മനോരമ ) is one of the best

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