Chennai@175: Madras to Chennai – Evolution of media in the last 150 years
By R V Rajan
The mass media as we understand today took roots with the establishment of print media in the West during the 17th century., which offered opportunities to reach a large and dispersed audience simultaneously. It was the East India Company of the British Empire that brought this media to India and to Chennai.
Evolution of Print Media
Newspaper publishing started in Chennai with the launch of a weekly, The Madras Courier, in 1785