of Andhra Pradesh was established in 1996 with the noble
objective of promoting higher standards in journalism.
It also aims at fostering social values to build healthy
society through communication media. Andhra Pradesh
has a rich heritage in journalism. Several newspapers
and periodicals in English, Telugu and Urdu published
from the erstwhile Madras and Hyderabad states had won
reputation all over the country. Journalists from this
region had worked as Editors in the national press and
won laurels abroad also.
With the launch of district editions by the Telugu dailies,
there has been a virtual explosion in the dissemination
of news from the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. For
the first time in recent years, rural correspondents,
called “Stringers”, “Contributors” or “Part-time Correspondents”