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Goa to have another newspaper & 3 periodicals


Sujoy Gupta

Goa's media canvas has four important newspaper-magazine releases lined up over next two months, including a Marathi edition of the state's oldest newspaper - – Herald.

A mining group – Fomento Resources - is planning a tabloid size news weekly.  

Herald Publications Private Limited, the century-old newspaper company, is foraying into a Marathi newspaper, a travel magazine and weekly newsmagazine.

All launches, except travel magazine, are scheduled in August, this year.

Sujoy Gupta, Editor of the news magazine, owned by Fomento Resources, said the venture will look into issues that are nearer to the heart of Goans.

Gupta, who had stint in Herald's English edition before moving for the latest venture, said the news weekly will also have detailed international and national news coverage.

The news weekly, he said, has a tie up with The New York Times for content sharing.

A mining group, Fomento Resources owned by Timblo family, who has already established its presence in electronic media through a local cable television channel 'Prudent', is financing the tabloid.

Gupta's newsmagazine has a competitor in the form of Herald's weekend supplement, which is currently taking shape.

Michael Pereira, General Manager of Herald Publication, talking about the magazine, said it would be a complete news magazine 'Herald Review' which will carry hard htitting stories.

Herald is also in the final stages of launching its first ever Travel magazine 'Herald Holidays', which will be circulated through outbound flights and also to the tourism sector.

Pereira said the magazine would be a mix of lifestyle and travel stuff, with Goa as a focus.

"We will be highlighting even international destinations. The inaugural issue is on Bhutan," he said.

Herald’s Marathi newspaper would be a milestone in Goa’s journalism.

The newspaper edited by Sanjay Dhavalikar, is scheduled to be launched in mid-August. "The main thrust would be a local content. This newspaper will be completely independent from its English edition," said Dhavalikar.

The newspaper will create its own readership, he added.

Herald began as a Portuguese newspaper which later changed into English language with a strong base among Goan Catholics.

Dhavalikar said that the 16-page Marathi broadsheet newspaper will break new grounds in the media field of Goa.

Goa currently has eight Marathi newspapers, three English dailies and a Konkani newspaper besides a weekly and around four monthly magazines. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

Total Comments :6

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why goa journalist not starting konkani news portal with the help Goa Newspaper

sujoy naik , vasco

after reading all the comments it looks like really we are loosing our country, our mother tongue.we must given 1st peference there are many news papers in marathi why cant we have more newspapers in konkani, why do BJP want to add herald marathi for wht purpose, why dont he think of puplishing more newspapers in konkani language

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vicente fernandes , goa

There is another news site based in the UK called NG.It caters to both English & Konkani.

N Fernandes-London , London

Hi everybody the main reason to start herald marathi is our BJP govt don't want out mother language KONKANI. plz we GOAN needout basic basic food RICE & FISH CURRY that's our KONKANI. Why can't we get some more news paper in KONKANI ?

Savio , Canacona

Readers ,please ,for Jesus` sake read today`s times of India says our mother tongue Konkanni is losing everywhere ...all the schools ..nobody wants to learn give a serious thought to this publish this ...don`t have an OSTRICH mind set....its a fact...

peixote , goa

I thought Herald also starting New Konkani Daily.

Saw job advertisement for the same few weeks ago.

Remember, O Heraldo, Portuguese also had Konkani Romi section in it. Switched over to Enligh in mid 80s I think.

Gomantak Times was the first daily to go online late 90s now the same is the only non-available online.

Besides, we had Goa News by Sandesh Prabhudesai which is also the first to go online but updating 2-3 times a week. Which is this one 'Goa News'.

When abroad (UK), I used to regularly visit GT & Goa News online.

btw, in Goa, right now we have 4 English dailies

viz. NT, H, GT & TOI

JoeGoaUk , Goa



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