He believes only some good newspapers that are maintaining standards of journalism with credibility will survive the challenges of TV stations and new media while the rest will disappear in the coming years.
According to the 2016 National Media Survey (NMS), print is the second most widespread media in the country with 23.
The readership dropped slightly, 1.
The 2002 NMS found 25.
Nielsen Bangladesh 2017 National Media and Demographic Survey also showed a similar trend with 26.
Against this backdrop, leading newspapers are adopting new initiatives that include multimedia presentation of news, features, live telecast of events and interviews on Facebook pages.
In some newspapers like the Bengali dailies—ProthomAlo and Samakal—and English daily, The Daily Star are investing more on their web outlets to compete with the broadcasters, online news portals and social media. A key feature in this developing country is that newspapers are brought out in every administrative district.
The latest counts of the Information Ministry shows there are 267 local dailies that bring out from outside of the capital.
But there are some popular and reputed ones, being published regularly.
For example, Dainik Karatoa, Dainik Purbokone and Dainik Puranchal are popular in the respective areas.
Another astonishing revelation is the number of English-language dailies—as many as 32 English-speaking newspapers are printed, and few of them from outside of the capital.