Media and Communication
The District has fairly well developed net work of Post Offices.
Kozhikode district occupies a prominent place in the history of Malayalam Journalism. The origin of journalism in this district can be traced back to 1880. The ‘Kerala Pathrika’ is likely to be the earliest newspaper published from Kozhikode. Keralam, Kerala Sanchari and Bharath Vilasm were among the other news papers published from Kozhikode before 1893. Some denominational newspapers devoted to the cause of the advancement of the Muslims and the Thiyyas were also published from Kozhikode. But most of them ceased publication.
Kozhikode has the unique distinction of being the production centre of all major Malayalam Newspapers. Eight Malayalam dailies. – Mathrubhumi, Malayala Manorama, Kerala Kaumudi, Desabhimani, Chandrika, Madhyama, Mangalam, Siraj and one English daily, New Indian Express and four evening dailies – Pradeepam, Rashtra deepika, News Kerala and Calicut Times are published from Kozhikode city. Nearly all news agencies and other major news papers published from outside the district are represented in Kozhikode. A considerable number of weeklies, fortnightlies and monthlies are from here.
The Kozhikode Station of All India Radio was commissioned on 14th May, 1950 and it has two transmitters-Kozhikode A of 100 kilowatt power and Kozhikode B (Vividh Bharathi) of 1 Kilowatt power.
Calicut Press Club came into existence in 1970. The Institute of Communication and Journalism (ICJ) is one of the prestigious institute of the Calicut Press Club. The ICJ started in 1997 is conducting one year full time post Graduate Diploma Course in Communication and Journalism. The course aims to produce talented and professionally trained personnel who can straight away handle work competently in every Media Institutions.(more)