The Indian Newspaper Society
(INS) acts as the central organization of the Press of India
, an independent body authenticating circulation figures of newspapers and periodicals in India. It is an organization
which plays a major role in protecting and promoting the freedom of press in India
. The society was founded in the year of 1939
. Its headquarters are at Rafi Marg, New Delhi
INS membership comprises the owners, proprietors and publishers of print media who discusses and suggest various measures to the government regarding the problems related to the newspaper industry. It is a kind of pressure group which works to protect the interest of newspaper industry in particular and print media in general.
Indian newspaper industry today faces problems ranging from rising cost and paucity of newsprint to shrinking revenue from advertisement due to boom in electronic media. The executive committee of INS represents the current 990 members from newspapers, journals, periodicals and magazines.
At present Mr Hormusji N Cama, owner of Bombay Samachar
is the president of INS . INS is hosting the annual congress of World Association for Newspapers (WAN) at Hyderabad in December 2009.