Media in Lucknow

Media has been playing a vital role since late 19th century and has a big hand at influencing the political, cultural and industrial minds of the country. Being the capital of the most populous state in democratic India, Lucknow’s media is active and always on the go. Over the years, media houses in Lucknow has grown bigger, more powerful and one of the biggest medium voicing the opinions of over 2 million Lucknowi people. Print, television, radio and social media are all booming in the capital. Media of every form has helped Lucknow transform in a better and wiser city.

Lucknow Media

Newspaper and Magazine in Lucknow


Lucknow is one of the few cities in India where print media was first to arrive. Lucknow, known for its active involvement in politics and India’s fight for independence was an important center for many regional newspapers during pre-independence era. The first English newspaper that was circulated in the city was “The Pioneer,” that had its headquarters in Allahabad. Another leading newspaper that had a wide readership in the city prior to India’s independence was “The National Herald”. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the brainchild behind this paper and its editor was Manakonda Chalapathi Rau.

The city has a wide circulation of Hindi, Urdu and English newspapers. Among the Hindi newspapers, Amar Ujala, Dainik Jagaran, Rashtriya Sahara, Jansatta, Dainik Hindustan, Swatantra Bharat and I Next are the popular ones. 

For English dailies, the residents mostly prefer, Times of India, Hindustan Times, North India Times, The Pioneer and Indian Express. Urdu papers are also widely followed. Some of the popular Urdu papers are Sahafat, Aag, Roznama Urdu, Jayeza Daily, Subahnama Urdu, Roznama Rashtriya Sahara, Avadhnama and Qaumi Khabrein.

Television in Lucknow


Doordarshan television network aided by the government of India began its black and white broadcast in Lucknow from November 27, 1975. Its colour transmission started from August 15,1982.  Doordarshan also set up its Doordarshan Training Institute in Lucknow in September 1995. Some of the best television series of 1980’s such as “Hatim Tai,” “Neem Ka Ped” and “Biwi  Natiyon Wali” were produced from the Lucknow station.

news channel Lucknow

Today there are numerous news and entertainment channels aired in the city. Apart from the national Zee, Star, ETV, NDTV, Sahara channels, local channels such as Hussaini Channel, Shri News is extremely popular in the city.

Radio in Lucknow


Lucknow was among the first six cities in India to receive radio broadcasts from All India Radio soon after India’s independence. FM came into existence from 2000 and today there are as many as six private radio stations aired in Lucknow. Radio Mirchi, Red FM, Radio City, and Big FM being the popular ones.

Social Media in Lucknow


Lucknow has a wide market for social media. Thanks to the several public and private internet providers in the capital, majority of Lucknowi residents, especially the youth, are now a pro in social media networking. Social networking sites, micro-blogging, blog post, cloud communities have evolved as the democratic forums for expressing ones opinion. Sites giving an update on recent ongoing events and news in Lucknow are also extremely popular among the city residents.

Both dial-up, broadband connections and even wi-fi connections are now freely available in the city. Owing to its popularity, several e-commerce offices have also set up its base in Lucknow.

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    Vijay from Lucknow 290 Days ago

    Sir Hame media me ana haiKya kre

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    Vanya Dixit from Lucknow 334 Days ago

    Hello sir, I am masters in mass communication. I want a internship job in any news channel of lucknow.Thanku

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    Rashi Mittal from Jaipur 458 Days ago

    Want an Internship of 45 days in news channel in lucknow..May july.

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    Anamika pal from Lucknow 575 Days ago

    Sir I am master in mass communication. I want a news anchor job any news channel... Thanku sir.

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    Aatka earam from Lucknow 696 Days ago

    Want internship job in any news channel of Lucknow as i'm studying mass communication

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 693 Days ago

    Hi! Send your resume to companies mentioned in our list to get job interview calls.

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    Dr Gajendra Singh from Bareilly 759 Days ago

    Sir!DrGajendra Singh MO CHC Meerganj Bareilly STARVING due to MISUSE of POWER by Pl.Secretary, GoUP Health Sri Arun Kumar Sinha IAS UP 83 .Noncompliance of Hon.GovernorUP Order No:P 5914/G.S dtd5 10 2016,Order No:P.I.O 2671/G.Sdtd30 01 2017,Order No:P.I.O 472dtd10 04 2017etc,Chief Secretay,GoUP office Order No 2847dtd31 3 2017.Hon.#UPCM knew the issue,Hon.Cabinet Health Minister knew the issue NO ACTION?HELP!!!

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    S N SRIVASTAVA PRADESH SANYOJAK U P LOKTANTRIK SAMAJWADI PARTY from LUCKNOW 908 Days ago

    >मा● राष्ट्रपति महोदय से अविलम्ब, "दुश्मन देश चीन की कम्पनी ओप्पो को उत्तर प्रदेश द्वारा 30 नवम्बर को नोएडा में 160 एकड़ जमीन के एलाटमेंट पर" रोक लगाने की माँग> आम जनता दिवाली में चाइना की लड़ी खरीदे तो देश द्रोही और प्रधानमंत्री और मुख्यमंत्री चाइना को मेट्रो का ठेका दें और नोएडा में 160 एकड़ जमीन चीन की मोबाइल कम्पनी ओप्पो को 30 नवम्बर को देने जा रही है तो देश भक्ति है ।लोकतांत्रिक समाजवादी पार्टी इसका बिरोध करती है तथा आम जनता और देश भक्तों का आह्वान करती है कि सभी इसका पुरजोर बिरोध करें तथा राष्ट्रपति महोदय से आग्रह करती है कि उक्त मामले में हस्तक्षेप कर दुश्मन देश चीन की कम्पनी ओप्पो को उत्तर प्रदेश द्वारा 30 नवम्बर को नोएडा में 160 एकड़ जमीन के एलाटमेंट पर रोक लगाने की कृपा करें।एस• एन• श्रीवास्तव प्रदेश संयोजक (उ• प्र•)लोकतांत्रिक समाजवादी पार्टी, लखनऊ । Note : Hon'ble President of India has since been requested through email today at 18:17 Hours.

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    sam from lucknow 1192 Days ago

    Kya Lucknow Ki police sirf rishwat Lena hi janti hai?? Ya imandari se apna farz nibhati hai?? har koi corrupted hai..kisi b aam admi Ki koi b sunvayi nhi hai..jiske pas paisa uske hath me power

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 1180 Days ago

    Hi! Contact the Superintendent of Police to highlight any such issues.

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    sam from lucknow 1192 Days ago

    Bechare makan malik ko koi b idea nhi ki unke ghr pe ye fraud log croro ka loan krwa rahe hai..please do something..i know the names of those fraud people's...

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 1180 Days ago

    Hi! As a responsible citizen report any such issue to the governing authorities at earliest.

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    sam from lucknow 1192 Days ago

    Kuch log hai Jo bank se alag alag Nam badal ke loan lete hai .dusro ka ghr dikha kar uspe farzi ka loan krwate hai..is me kayi log shamil hai..in ka group hai pura ye log ab tak kayi croro ka loan krwa chuke hai..please aise logo k against koi action le government ..in ke sath kayi political log b inka sath dete hai..tabhi ye log bina darr ke ye kam karte ja rahe hai..jinke makan Ki fake registry pe loan karwate hai ye log bechare

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 1180 Days ago

    Hi! Please report any such matter to the civil authorities of the region.

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    mukesh sahani from gorkhpur 1416 Days ago

    जी सर मै मुकेश साहनी ओमान मस्तक से मैसेज भेज रहा हूँ लखनऊ डेन्गोडेसीग मेडिकल सेन्टर मे क्य़ा हो रहा है मै अब तक ३० आदमी को भेज चुका हूं पर अभी तक कोई नहीं मेडिकल फिट हुआ है क्या ९५% आदमी बीमार है मेरा आप से एक निवेदन है की इस को मीडिया मे लाया जाए ये लोग जनता को लूट रहे है

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    lucknowonline.in Expertfrom 1176 Days ago

    Hi! Please report any such matter to the civil authorities of the region.

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