The birth of The Hindu to express the Indian viewpoint in 1878 was a turning point in the fledgling Nationalist movement and the growth of the free press. Over the years, it has become one of India’s most respected and influential newspapers, renowned for honest and unbiased reportage. Ranked among the World’s 10 Best Papers by The Times, London in 1965 and conferred the World Press Achievement Award by the American Newspaper Publishers’ Association in 1968, it continues to “champion reason over emotion”.
Says Narasimhan Ram, the Editor-in-Chief, “Serious, independent, quality journalism, teamed with business viability and success has brought the newspaper where it is today: the front ranks of the world’s major newspapers. Successive waves of technological modernisation, particularly over the past 75 years, have been a key to this achievement.”