||Press, the forth estate is the sentinel of democracy in a
Society. The Calicut Press Club is the nerve centre of all media
activities, both print and electronic. The Calicut Press Club,
ever since its inception on 16th September 1970 when the then Chief
Minister late C. Achutha Menon had laid the foundation stone has
been spearheading the media function in this region. Began with
around 70 members in the roll, this Press Club over the years has
grown up to be a very prestigious and alert media center in the
state with a present membership of over 280.
The lamp lighted by its
founder President Mr. Aravindhakshan and the Secretary Mr. P. D.
Damodaran is still blowing with all glistening and glory with an
unstinted history of over three decades. Being the seat of the
Kozhikode Unit of the Kerala Union of Working Journalist it stands
for the unity and integrity of press personnel from all the daily
and evening news papers published from
district has the unique distinction of being the production center
of all the major Malayalam news papers. One English daily is also
being published from this place. This infact remarkably increase the
significance of the Calicut Press Club.
About 30 News papers
including evening dailies are brought out from the Zamorin's city.
We hope this Directory would be useful as a
milestone achievement of our Press Club is the Institute of
Communication and Journalism (ICJ) started functioning since 1997.
The one year full-time P G Diploma Course in Communication and
Journalism has proved to be very successful venture in grooming
highly talented and professionally trained personnel in Media
operation in the country.
Imparting the upto date
knowledge in DTP operation, one-line Journalism, Internet,
Web journalism and TV-radio programming apart from the training in
Print Media, the course cater to the most challenging requirements
of the Modern media world.
A governing body and
Academic Council consisting of eminent media persons ensure the
effective and smooth conduct of the course all through the