Start a Newspaper Business

Newspaper business is a daring and challenging business that anyone can start. As long as you have the drive and great competence, you can start a newspaper business successfully.

If you are planning to start a newspaper business then you have to be serious about it because aside from it is very challenging to run, you will also have so competitors that are already trusted by people.

You must also have that kind of drive and passion and make sure that you are really decided to start one. Starting this business may require hard work and dedication plus you must have strategies on how you can win the market.

Before launching your newspaper, you must first do a general survey or research on how much interest does people give in reading newspapers. You also have to know what types of news they usually have interest in, meaning, you have to know what they want to see in a newspaper. Study your competitors and know what people like in this papers why they are patronizing it. You have to create ways on how your paper will stand out. It can be in the type of news, the contents, classifieds, the layout, etc.

In order to be safe with your cost and be sure with people’s support of your paper, you may decide first on what type of newspaper and how often will it be published. Think of providing a full newspaper with complete elements or something that is more like a tabloid. You may also choose if you will publish it in a daily basis, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly. The research that you have done in the first step will give you an idea on what options to choose in this step. Just remember to always start small then improve little by little as your audiences grow in number.

For your newspaper to be legal, obtaining permits to run a newspaper in your area or state is the next step. You can contact your county or state about the requirements in the registration of your business. Of course, you need to submit the complete requirements, pay the fee, and know more of the laws that can affect your business.

Hire reporters and make sure that you have screened them with the help of a credible psychologist. The number of journalists depends on the needs of your newspaper. Also hire individuals for the layout of your paper. Well-trained and updated staff on the trends of newspaper reporting must be hired. For publications, make sure that you have already built a good relationship with an accessible printing press or web press. Hire a professional editor or you can be the editor.

Advertise your paper before your first publication and it should continue. You can also contract with local newspaper services and have them deliver your papers to an area with greater target market. You can also create free versions of your paper and then place it in some stores or tactical areas. To sell, keep your papers at a competitively more affordable price.

182 Comments

  • kandan said on July 28, 2010
    sir i want to start a local newspaper in pondicherry what is the procedure to start how much it cost what are the materials to start this one
  • Khan Kareem said on September 15, 2010
    Hi, Mr Kandan, You can Start a Newspaper in Pondicherry, but tell me whether you want to start a Print Newspaper or an Online Newspaper. Contact me on [email protected]
  • Prashant Bohare said on January 31, 2011
    Sir, i want to start my newspaper firstly in city then in state . what will be its procedure of registration and then successful market. prashant bohare, (092294-33739) Gwalior(madhya Pradesh) India
  • mohit dadheech said on April 17, 2011
    sir i want to start a newspaper in jaipur then in city . what are the legal procedure of government for registration and how much money is sufficient for that procedure . i am mohit dadheech from jaipur , rajasthan . contact no: +917737357496
  • ajith said on May 27, 2011
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  • Dipankar DasGupta said on June 28, 2011
    Sir, I want to start a small English weekly newspaper in Salt Lake, Calcutta. I would be obliged if you please guide me with procedure details, cost etc. My mobile no. is +91-9433918477.
  • thabang said on September 17, 2011
    hi so how does one go about to start a print newspaper or online paper please advice [email protected]
  • Moses Manskanu said on October 4, 2011
    Hi I want to start a newspaper business in Sierra Leone, West Africa, can you help with how to organise the business, staff needed, equipment and materials, and the finances needed? Thanks
  • PRAHALLAD SAHU said on January 12, 2012
    sir i want to start a daily newspaper in BALASORE. What is the procedure to start how much it cost, what are the materials to start this one. CONTACT NO:09337498169
  • SANCHITA said on March 20, 2012
    Sir, Please let me know the legal formalities to start a news paper in Odisha
  • arun luhariwala said on April 4, 2012
    i want to start a news papper in jaipur rajasthan. i need your help thanks
  • balaji.r said on May 27, 2012
    I want to start a local newspaper in bangalore tell me whats the rules and formalities and documents
  • Bhaskar said on June 24, 2012
    I want to Start a local newspaper in coastal andhara region, so tell me procedure.
  • Godwin said on June 25, 2012
    Hi i would love to start a newspaper business in Tanzania, east africa, how do i do it? what are the steps to follow and what are the necessary machinery and cost expectations?
  • Richa said on July 12, 2012
    Dear sir, i want to start local newspaper tell me about whole procedure of legal requirements(license)and the minimum cost to start this project. please give me this information in my email id. thank you!!
  • SUNITHA said on August 21, 2012
    sir we wish to start local news paper. Please tell me the procedure to register and the initial cost. It will be 4 pages evening daily in local language initially please. ThanksĀ®ards
  • Tunde said on October 4, 2012
    Sir, i want to start a bi-monthly newspaper business that will be based mainly on political activities in my state, what are the steps i need to take in other to be successful in it. Besides i hold a B.A Degree in history and international studies. Am i qualify to practice journalism?
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  • FREDDIE MZILA said on October 11, 2012
    as young people we want to start a free community news paper that will help our youth get more information on bursaries, scholarships, info. on things happening around. we are at Diepsloot, North of Joburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
  • Sivaprakasam said on October 14, 2012
    Hi, i want to start my weekly news paper in my area at Tamil Nadu, India. Can u please let me know the procedure of getting a License from Govt. As well as let us know the tools which we used to design the News Paper pages.
  • Arunkumar said on October 22, 2012
    I would like to start a bi-monthly news paper in my home town. kindly let me know the rules & norms to get the license as well as the tips to stand out from other papers. eagerly waiting for the reply.
  • Ajit Gorule said on October 25, 2012
    Vile Parle East Mumbai 400057 Mharashtra. I would like to start a weekly news paper in my home town. kindly let me know the rules & regulations to get the license as well as the tips to stand out from other papers. i hope your valuable support will recd as soon as possible. Thanks, Ajit Gorule 9769062975
  • Dinah Raphesu said on November 2, 2012
    I want to start a local community newspaper in polokwane
  • solomon makgobatlou said on November 13, 2012
    Hi i am from South Africa and i would like to establish a news paper for my location in Tembisa. in a way i want people to understand issue that are sophisticated in News easier. i need help on how to establish the whole thing... Thank you
  • solomon makgobatlou said on November 13, 2012
    i need it to be print since access to internet is an issue
  • ankit sehga said on November 24, 2012
    sir i want to initiate to start my news paper with lot of innovative ideas, which can help our society to develop as well as it is will be gr8 for the indian economy, the best newspaper seller in India, so i need a guidance which will help me to reach the top. i assure you that within 1 yr i Pune, Maharashtra. ankit 9730495589
  • anaiayarajmanieswaran said on November 26, 2012
    sir I start in news paper in aundipatty taluk, theni dist. tamil nadu state so any diddles in materials
  • girish katara said on November 27, 2012
    sir i want to start my news paper in agra. Please tell me how can i start it?
  • abdul azeez said on November 28, 2012
    sir i would like to start a weekly newspaper in my city. what are the legal procedures to start one, and from whom should the permissions to be asked. city chennai tamil nadu
  • Haris Tak said on December 16, 2012
    I want to start a newspaper in Kashmir Valley and highlight the atrocities committed on Kashmiri Muslims by Indian Army. How much will it all cost. My nespapers name will be The Koshur times . In kashmiri the Kashmiri citizen and language is called Koshur.
  • Gunaseelan said on December 19, 2012
    Hi sir, I am Gunaseelan. I planned to start a weekly advertising newspaper in my area, first only local advertising only like yellowpage. What is the procedure of that please help me.
  • aman haider said on December 30, 2012
    hello sir, sir i started a newspaper of which i received a rni no, sir i want to know the further procedure of filing and how much time will spend in filing paper. it's a daily newspaper.
  • Rajesh Beniwal said on December 30, 2012
    we are publishing Navjeevandoot[weekly]. want to know if we have certain rules to follow from RNI before having it online {website}. we have RNI no. already. Kindly try to tell us. thanks.
  • nitin deshmukh said on January 4, 2013
    how to start video, internet, news agency, print media internationally
  • Debabrata Bhattacharya said on January 4, 2013
    I AM INTERESTED TO START A NEWSPAPER (WEEKLY) SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM KOLKATA AND ASANSOL MOSTLY ON THE EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AS A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO THE STUDENTS OF ALL AGES. PLEASE TELL ME THE WAY OF GOING FOR THE REGISTRATION AND OTHER FORMALITIES TO ENABLE US TO START THE PUBLICATION. CONTACT NOS: 09804124250 / 09230565060. D.BHATTACHARYA
  • CB Veerabhadraiah said on January 10, 2013
    Dear sir, i want to start local newspaper (in local language) tell me about whole procedure of legal requirements(license)and cost of registration etc. please give me this information in my email id. thank you!!
  • sangram said on January 14, 2013
    the legal formalities to start a news paper in Odisha. pls also provide the detail procedure to start a daily news paper
  • rajan paul said on January 17, 2013
    what types of qualification need to start a newspaper business, and also the maximum startup cost per area
  • nijandhan said on January 19, 2013
    sir, i want to start newspaper advertisement publishing in pondicherry, i need some help about the procedure. will you help,. thank u.
  • Jagan Mohan Rao Anisetti said on February 8, 2013
    Hi I am interested to start a daily local News Paper at Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh State in INDIA. Kindly give the guidance to establish in proper way. Regards Jagan Mohan Rao Anisetti
  • Meenakshi said on February 26, 2013
    sir, my company wants to start a weekly newspaper and magazine in jaipur. Can you please tell me the procedure to start it. Please reply me asap. Thank you
  • PRAVIN CHAVHAN said on February 28, 2013
    THANE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA. SIR, I WANT TO KNOW THE DETAIL PROCEDURE, LEGAL PROCEDURE & VARIOUS COST & FEES ASSOCIATED WITH STARTING A NEW ONLINE & PRINT NEWSPAPER. KINDLY GUIDE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. THANKS
  • Bhagchand Vachhani said on March 26, 2013
    Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh sir i want to start online newspaper please tell me the full procedure for start an online newspaper and what are the basic requirements of it?
  • sawgat ul alam said on March 27, 2013
    please inform me about the rules & systems to open an online newspaper in Bangladesh
  • nitesh gour said on March 28, 2013
    sir i want to start a newspaper weekly for womens ,in bhopal , how to start ?whats the rules plz tell me
  • sumit said on April 1, 2013
    sir i wish to start an advertisement newspaper in northeast. so i would like to know the procedure and other legal government formalities to be fulfilled. my mail id- [email protected] [email protected]
  • vinodh Gowda said on April 4, 2013
    i want to start a local news paper in Bangalore, kindly let me know the whole procedure.
  • blueparadize said on April 9, 2013
    Hi sir, I muthu willing to run a local neighborhood newspaper in Chennai. I hope i can receive a bunch of good ideas from you.. can't I?
  • simon wells said on April 10, 2013
    fort wayne indiana. i want to print a month tabloid african american geared newspaper that will cover local state regional national and international cultural social entertainment. economic news they will be distributed directly to black churces. how do i market advertise and distribute them and its general cost outlay
  • dinesh jain said on April 14, 2013
    in banswara ( rajastha ), i want to stat a national newspaper. please tell me how to start a newspaper. please also explain the fall in spending.
  • mahesh said on April 19, 2013
    hi sir this mahesh i want to start a daily news paper. what is the producer and what is the min cost. what is the legal position. Guntur andhrapradesh.India
  • Rajat Agrawal said on April 20, 2013
    Hi My self Rajat Agrawal i want to know the procedure of registration a news paper agency actually i want to launch a news paper for Uttar Pradesh. My home town is Dist Etah in Uttar Pradesh India. Kindly help me.....
  • aviva said on April 22, 2013
    Hi. i want to start a small news-sheet in Delhi and Gurgaon. What would be the legal requirements for this?
  • astha garg said on April 25, 2013
    Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Hi, I want to know how can i create revenue for my newspaper, it is running from last two years
  • Shannan said on April 30, 2013
    I am starting an online newspaper, do I need city permission to do this and a license? For State of Nevada Pershing County.
  • brian nwiiinga said on April 30, 2013
    I want to start a local news paper in Zambia, what materials do I need to put in place to kick start?
  • sonu said on June 1, 2013
    i want sell newspaper in my town how can i do this 9781772641 call and tell me
  • Jayalakshmi said on June 13, 2013
    Sir, Please let me clarify whether the newspaper registered in Chennai, Tamilnadu state can published in Pondicherry state.
  • vishal sharma said on June 13, 2013
    Sir, i want to start my newspaper firstly in city then in state(j&k) . what will be its procedure of registration and then successful market. Vishal sharma, (8055347044) j& k [email protected] India
  • ram sahai sharma said on June 20, 2013
    Dear sir, We are interested to start a daily news paper with minimum of 50000-75000 copies per day. what is the producer and what is the minimum cost and time for making it self supportive. what is the legal position. Which is vible city in madhya pradesh.
  • M ALI said on July 2, 2013
    Dear Sir, i want to start my own daily news paper agency in district level. please advise us what are the basic requirement for machinery and all. how much should be the minimum budget to run this agency.
  • bablu singh said on July 9, 2013
    Dear sir, i want to start my own daily newspaper in imphal, manipur. tell me what are requirement for opening a daily newspaper and how much money will be needed.
  • Mccaswell khumalo said on July 18, 2013
    Helo sir, i will like to start a community newspaper in my township in leeudoringstad. south africa. what's are the requirements?
  • Bijaya Kumar Sahu said on August 4, 2013
    Respected Sir, Through Internet web search, i have read your article regarding starting own publishing company. Sir, i like to publish News in Bhubaneswar initially and later in all over orissa on Employment,Tenders,Results,Classified Ads and local requirement of jobs. So, kindly suggest me, how to start this by step by step, with minimum initial investment. I would be obliged, for your kind reply and suggestion. Thanking you Sir. Bijaya Kumar Sahu.
  • N.K.Singh said on August 11, 2013
    Please tell me:
    1. Can I independently be the owner and Publisher of newspaper?
    2. I can print the newspaper ( weekly) as magazine with any local printer, Will I have to take permit/agreement form printer?
    3. What is the difference between Publisher and Printer.
    Mail me: [email protected]
  • ABHIJIT BHANJA said on September 12, 2013
    I am in media sector in Kolkata for last 20 years. Have full team with me for Marketing, Editorial and Circulation. I, as a designer, am ready to head the organization. Interested companies/individuals may contact with me for further discussion. Call 9830189683 or email me at [email protected]
  • neha said on September 18, 2013
    Hi Sir, I want to start a devotional newspaper, could you help me out in the process of starting it.
  • SAROJ said on September 19, 2013
    Dear Aspirants, if you are looking out to start news paper .kindly contact me for all procedure .i will not charge any thing for desire informations. email me for informations [email protected]
  • Rishikesh Kulkarni said on September 22, 2013
    wish to start Local News Paper, Required information on Permissions required, Registration procedure,
  • Rishikesh Kulkarni said on September 22, 2013
    required information on to start Local News paper in Mumbai, Permissions Required, and Registration procedure
  • Shahnawaz Khan said on October 8, 2013
    Dear Sir/Mam I would like to start news supply agency international or national level please send me the details about the registration process. To whom I have to do the registration & what amount I have to spend in Delhi. +91-9958494549
  • SD.Anwer said on October 12, 2013
    Sir I want to start webnews on the internet what tools required ,Where should be taken permission/License . please inform me. I am waiting for your replay.I use Telugu software My town name is Siddipet ,Medak district. Andhra pradesh state.
  • Chandrashekar B said on October 20, 2013
    Hi I am interested to start advertisement Tabloid Paper at Local Place Chikmagalur, Karnataka State in INDIA. Kindly give the guidance to establish in proper way. which license is required & How do a license what expenses for do a License (RNI). Regards Chandrashekar B
  • R.LAKSHMIKANTH said on October 25, 2013
    pl give the procedure to start a tabloid(primarily advertisements) in chennai/Tamilnadu
  • Anil said on October 28, 2013
    Dear sir / Madam. I want start new local newspaper in kannada language that is online/ print . please tell me what procedure about newspaper publishing. as soon as possible reply please
  • venkat said on November 3, 2013
    Dear Sir, required information on to start Local News paper in hyderabad, Permissions Required, and Registration procedure
  • ANAND said on November 5, 2013
    Hi sir, I am Anand. I planned to start a weekly advertising newspaper/magazine in my native place. The above magazine is just like FREEADS AND ADMAG PAPERS AS RUNNING IN BANGALORE AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES. What is the procedure of that please help me. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE REGISTRATION AND OTHER LICENSING FORMALITIES TO ENABLE US TO START THE PUBLICATION. CONTACT NO: 09844234866.
  • Shadab inamdar said on December 1, 2013
    Sir, I wanna start my newspaper monthly basis for that what process I have to do for getting a license plz help me. I am from Nashik maharastra
  • Ashwin said on December 1, 2013
    I want to start a local classified in Chennai. I want to know how to start it? What would be the minimal investment if I start from home? I plan to print a paper of 4 pages of 2000 copies to be circulated in two areas of Chennai city. Is it I have to register it in RNI? My minimum investment potential is Rs.30,000 only. Please clarify. Thank you.
  • Ideal-M said on December 5, 2013
    I want to start a local classified paper in Sangli ( Maharashtra ). I want to know how to start it? Is it I have to register it in RNI? tell me about whole procedure of legal requirements(license)and the minimum cost to start this project. My minimum investment potential is Rs.100,000/-. Thank you. PLZ Mail me at : [email protected]
  • M.C.Rodrigues said on December 7, 2013
    hi, i am planning to start a new weekly newspaper in bangalore ( only bangalore initially). if anyone out there is interested in partnering with me, please feel free to call me at 8553478806, Regards M.C.Rodrigues.
  • Palash Kanti said on December 9, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a weekly 8 pages tabloid size local newspaper.About Project plan & legal procedure.
  • Abdulrazaq A.Y said on December 11, 2013
    Hi, am a photo journalist working with no media house for now, so if you need one, you can call:+2348108757776 or +2348073726121
  • Wilson Ramothata said on December 15, 2013
    I am in the process of starting a local newspaper in Lephalale, Limpopo, South Africa. I want to know the cost of printing a 20 page full colour tabloid size newspaper. Do advertisers pay for their ads before going to print?
  • M Z SAMAR said on December 17, 2013
    Sir/Medam I would like to inform you that I want to start Daily Evening News Paper in Urdu Language. What is procedure & requirements Expenses for registration of news paper. Please help me in this regard. Thanking You Your's M Z SAMAR Phone No 8333009796
  • Vikas Gupta said on January 2, 2014
    Hello sir, I am looking for your valuable feedback and expertise opinion on the business plan that I have with me for a weekly Newspaper in Barielly (Uttar Prdesh). People who are interested in Partnership or discussion on this stream of media sector may feel free to contact me at- +917838184748 or [email protected] EVERY SUGGESTION COUNTS...!!
  • karthi said on January 9, 2014
    pls what the procedure for start the newspaper business, cost and legel rules, pls lead me quickly
  • mahendra gahalot said on January 15, 2014
    Sir, i want to start a news paper in jaipur. so plz full information give me. Mahendra gahalot. mob.09829172418
  • portia said on January 28, 2014
    hi my name is portia, i'm already busy starting my own newspaper on sunnyside pretoria. i have my staff ready but we dont have equipment an i dnt know how are going to get the equipment pls help
  • Varun Kumar said on January 29, 2014
    Hi, My Name is varun Kumar I am eager to start a local news paper in my district at Tamil Nadu. I have watched out information about how to get licensed in RNI and where is it located in chennai, i just want to know whether i want to get permission in RNI is Enough or want to get permission in District collector office or in Both Department and how much will it cost to get a license for starting news paper and for printing press i had discussed with one press. Initially i want to produce little amount of papers and increase it later regarding to customers requirements. I just want know only about license cost. pls mail about this information.
  • Dhawal Jadhav said on January 31, 2014
    I want to start a magazine in Gujarat. Please help me out
  • sunil swain said on January 31, 2014
    I wanna start a english magazine in Odisha, India. Plz guide me the formalities required for this. +917735106196
  • Anirban Bhowmick said on February 7, 2014
    i want to start a new magazine in my hometown. plz guide me . thanking you .
  • rahul said on February 7, 2014
    sir, i want to start daily newspaper business and i want full info......
  • Eliyajar Panjugula said on February 16, 2014
    sir my name is eliyajar panjugula we wish to start local news paper in krishna dist, Andhrapradesh. Please tell me the procedure to register and the initial cost. It will be 4 pages evening daily in local language(Telugu) initially please. Thanking you. My mobile no : 07799113353, [email protected]
  • pankaj said on February 18, 2014
    please contact me 9221462054. I need your assistance
  • S.SAHADEVAN said on February 19, 2014
    sir my name is sahadevan. we wish to start local news paper in nagapattinam (dist), tamilnadu. Please tell me the procedure to register and the initial cost. It will be 4 pages evening weekly or fortnighty in local language(tamil) initially please. Thanking you. My mobile no : [email protected]
  • y satish kumar said on February 20, 2014
    i have interest to start new paper business. cell:7416231997. please send the requirements Thank u y.satish kumar
  • Harpindar singh said on February 25, 2014
    Sir, i want to start a news paper/ Ad classified Paper in My City. so plz full information give Mr. Harpindar Singh. mob.08126510000
  • digpal singh said on March 9, 2014
    Sir I want to know cost of 6 page newspaper print cost.. can u tell me

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