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Press Academy of Andhra Pradesh was established in 1996 with the noble objective of promoting higher standards in journalism. It also aims at fostering social values to build healthy society through communication media. Andhra Pradesh has a rich heritage in journalism. Several newspapers and periodicals in English, Telugu and Urdu published from the erstwhile Madras and Hyderabad states had won reputation all over the country. Journalists from this region had worked as Editors in the national press and won laurels abroad also.

With the launch of district editions by the Telugu dailies, there has been a virtual explosion in the dissemination of news from the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh. For the first time in recent years, rural correspondents, called “Stringers”, “Contributors” or “Part-time Correspondents”


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