TIMES GROUP The Times of India Group is the largest media services conglomerate in India. It is headed by brothers Samir and Vineet Jain The first edition appears on November 3, 1838 known as "The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce“ According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 76.43 lakh (7.643 million). This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family.
The times of india group owns the following :- 11 publishing centers 15 printing centers 55 sales offices Over 7000 employees 5 dailies including two of the largest in the country 2 lead magazines 29 niche magazines Reaching 2468 cities and towns 32 Radio Stations 2 Television News Channels 1 Television Life Style Channel
Times of india started published in 1838 by bennett,coleman & co.ltd which is owned by Sahu jain family. The Times of India (TOI) has the largest circulation among all English-language newspapers in the world, across all formats (broadsheet, tabloid, compact, Berliner and online). In 2008, the newspaper reported that it was certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) ranking it as the 3rd largest selling newspaper in any language in the world. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 76.43 lakhs (7.643 million).
The Times of India, India’s largest English daily The Economic Times, India’s largest financial daily, and the world’s second largest after The Wall Street Journal Maharashtra Times, India’s largest Marathi daily and Maharashtra’s No.1 Newspaper Navbharat Times, the largest Hindi Daily in Delhi and Bombay Mumbai Mirror India’s largest circulated compact newspaper Pune Mirror Bangalore Mirror, Bangalore’s first morning compact daily The Times of India - Kannada
Times Group’s subsidiary companies include: Times Infotainment Media Limited (TIML) & Entertainment Network India Limited(ENIL) that together control: Radio Mirchi - National network of Private FM stations. 360 Degrees - Event Management. Times Outoors - Outdoor Advertising & Billboard Marketing. Mirchi Movies Limited - Movie production, Entertainment.
Times Internet Limited (TIL) Indiatimes portal Times of Money - an online payments Portal specializing in remitting money to India and to the world. Times Global Broadcasting Limited - This was a Joint Venture with Reuters untill Reuters Times Now - A News Channel ZOOm - A Lifestyle Channel
Times business solutions:- TBSL - corporate website of TBSL. Times Jobs - A jobs portal. SimplyMarry - A matrimonial portal. (earlier known as TimesMatri). Magic Bricks - A real estate portal. Yolist - Free classifieds portal. Ads2Book - Online classifieds booking system for print publications.
Magazines:- World Wide Media - A magazine joint venture between BCCL and BBC magazines. Filmfare Femina Top Gear India Hello BBC Good Homes others
News collection byjournalist:- Before designing of newspaper it require news which is made available by local journalists and reporters. Journalist collects ,writes and distributes news and other information regarding happenings. Reporter is a type of journalist who researches ,writes and report information to present in sources, conduct interviews, engage in research, make reports. Journalists and reporters both are assigned with specific beat and area of coverage.
EDITORS :- After that news collected is sent to or delivered to collection centre for processing . Then in processing news is being decided by head what to publish or what not to. Then the selected ones is being sent to editors of editorial team for further processing and refinement in news to be published.
Editors what they do ? Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual media used to convey information through the processes of correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate, and complete work. As such ,editing is a practice that includes creative skills, human relations, and a precise set of methods. Jug Suraiya --- chief editor of TOI
Editorial assistants reporting to the senior-level editorial staff and directors who report to senior executive editors. Senior executive editors are responsible for developing a product to its final release. The smaller the publication, the more these roles overlap. Mid-level newspaper editors at times of india often manage or help manage sections, such as business, sports and features. Editors generally supervise journalists and reporters.
Technical editing :- Technical editing may include the correction of : grammatical mistakes, misspellings, mistyping, incorrect punctuation, inconsistencies in usages, poorly structured sentences, wrong scientific terms, wrong units and dimensions, inconsistency in significant figures, technical ambivalence, technical disambiguation, correction of statements conflicting with general scientific knowledge, correction of synopsis, content, index, headings and subheadings.
Columnists:- A columnist is someone who writes for publication in a series, creating an article that usually offers commentary and opinions. Columns appear in newspapers, magazines and other publications, including blogs. Shobha De, columnist M J Akbar, Columnist, "The Siege Within" and former Editorial Team Gurcharan Das, Columnist Chetan Bhagat, Columnist, Sunday TOI
TOI Designers:- TOI Designers typically use desktop publishing software to arrange the elements on the pages directly. With photographic printing process, typesetting gave way to paste-up, whereby columns of type were printed by machines on high-resolution film for paste-up on photographed final prints. These prints in turn were "shot to negative" with a large format production camera —directly to steel-emulsion photographic plates.
Though paste-up put an end to cumbersome typesetting, this still required planned layouts and set column widths. Photographic plates are still wrapped on printing drums to directly apply ink to newsprint (paper). Replacing several in-between steps in newspaper production at TOI, direct to plate pagination allowed for much more flexibility and precision than before. Today TOI still used column grid layouts only with layout software, such as Adobe InDesign or Quark.
Direct printing:- In direct printing the image is transferred directly from the image carrier to the substrate. Examples of direct printing are gravure, flexography, screen printing and letterpress printing processes. Times of india uses gravure and screen printing at there place for printing newspapers.
Gravure process:- In the intaglio ( GRAVURE) process, the nonprinting area is at a common surface level with the substrate while the printing area, consisting of minute etched or engraved wells of differing depth and/or size, is recessed. In the screen process (also known as porous printing), the image is transferred to the substrate by pushing ink through a porous mesh which carries the pictorial or typographic image. Each printing process can be divided into three major steps: prepress, press, and post press.
Prepress:- Prepress operations encompass that series of steps during which the idea for a printed image is converted into an image carrier such as a plate, cylinder, or screen. Prepress operations include composition and typesetting, graphic arts photography, image assembly, and image carrier preparation.
Press and Post press:- Press refers to actual printing operations. Post press primarily involves the assembly of printed materials and consists of binding and finishing operations. Within each process, a variety of chemicals are used, depending on the types of operation involved.
Times of India uses line layout for the production . In this type of layout the machines and equipments are arranged in one line depending upon the sequence of operations required for the product. It is also called as line layout. The material moves to another machine sequentially without any backtracking or deviation ie the output of one machine becomes input of the next machine. It requires a very little material handling. It is used for mass production of standardized products.
Capacity installed :- Printing press at Chandigarh spread around about 15 acres of land which fulfills the demand for newspaper of north region. Company having around about 35 printing machines . The company has installed four QuadTech® Autotron™ Newspaper 2800 Register Guidance Systems. TOI is currently in the process of a massive expansion of colour pages and higher speed print capacity that includes new MAN Colorman presses and fully automated Krause Laserstar 300 CtP lines.
QUADTECH Machines :- Reduces the wastage during printing and saves time. In north area it is the only printing house which supplies newspaper around about to 14 lakh readers. The capacity of daily production is around about 14 lakh newspaper everyday
Output :- Design Output of machines in an hour : 1,24,000 units/hr Actual output :- 1,20,000 units/hrIt is lengthy process it require 10 hrs nd more to print .
Efficiency :- Actual output = 1,20,000 units/hr -------------------- Effective cap = 1,22,000 units/hr 98 % Utilization:- Actual output = 1,20,000 units/hr -------------------- Design cap =1,24,000 units/hr 96%
Reasons for Gap:- Product factors Process factors Human factors
Operating the business to the systems required by ISO9001 : 2008. Continually improve the performance of the Quality Management System. Provide our customers with products and information that meets or exceeds their expectations in terms of response, conformity to agreed requirements, international standards , quality and delivery performance . Provide appropriate training to all employees whose activities have a significant impact upon the product and services provided by the company.
Produce a documented methodology to ensure that our customers receive the goods and services ordered. Ensuring that implementation of the QMS is achieved by internal auditing, management review, corrective and preventative action. Meet the customers specified and implied needs first time, every time. Ensuring that the product is fit for purpose, consistently produced and conforms to the requirement of the specification. The Quality Management System has been established to emphasised the prevention of defects and incompatibilities rather than on their correction.
TOI utilises all three basic technologies viz. butter paper, film and CtP in producing plates. They uses CtP because they prefer high quality outputs. They also uses butter paper to work as positives for small newspapers and local weeklies, image setter for mid-level newspapers, The company however does not handle any design or editorial work as all ready-to-print files .
Quality inspection:- TOI has a quality control expert to check colour consistency in every 500 copies. Quality is being inspected by regularly inspectors on the basis of slots. Machines are build up to check the quality and manual procedure also done by the team .