Jagran Prakashan (JPL), incorporated in 1975, has business interests in area of newspapers, outdoor, internet, magazines, below the line marketing solutions, and mobile value added services. The company publishes Dainik Jagran, a Hindi daily newspaper. Dainik Jagran launched its first edition in 1942 in Jhansi and is brainchild of late Puran Chand Gupta.
The newspaper was launched in order to reflect the free voice of the people. Later in the year 1947, the second edition was launched in Kanpur. In 1953-56 it established its third and fourth edition in Rewa and Bhopal. In coming years the company expanded its edition network.
Today, company operates through 37 editions from Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Moradabad, Dehradun, Haldwani, Dharamshala, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Hisar, Jammu, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, New Delhi, Panipat, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patnar, Siliguri, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Meerut. It has presence in 11 states namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal and Jammu & Kashmir.
Its publication covers wide range of subjects such as economics, sports, spirituality, health, literature, kids and supplements, which cover film, travel, entertainment, education and career. The company prints Sakhi, targeted at women readers; Jagran Varshiki, an annual general knowledge digest; Junior Jagran is an example of such a product created by children; I Next is India's first bilingual Hindi daily targeted at the youth and various national and state statistical compilations. The company also publishes City Plus, weekly English tabloid targeted for urban readers.
Jagran Pehel is an initiative focused on creating awareness and advocating of social issues. Being a social marketing arm of JPL, the company has partnered with USAID PSP-One, The World Bank, Breakthrough, UNDP-TAHA, UNFPA and Helpage India, etc.
J9 Ventures, a business division of JPL is engaged in the business of Web, WAP and text-based value-added services, products, platforms and solutions for consumers and corporate customers
The company also has business interest in research. Its Jagran Research Centre has been part of various projects such as accruing vital market data, organizing strategic planning process for improving customer satisfaction and enhancing competitive advantage.
The company also offers outdoor advertising and promotional marketing and event management services through its division Jagran Solutions. Jagran Engage, a newly established division that offers specialized Out of Home advertising services with a Pan-India footprint.
In 2008 JPL formed 50:50 joint venture with Television Eighteen India to form Jagran 18 Publications. This JV will launch newspapers in Indian languages oriented towards financial and economic news.
In 2010 Jagran Prakashan Limited announced the merger of newspaper business of Mid-Day Multimedia Limited WITH ITSELF.In 2011 it launched Urdu newspaper 'Inquilab' and Punjabi newspaper 'Punjabi Jagran'In 2012 Jagran Prakashan acquired Suvi Info Management (Indore) Private Limited.
Dainik Jagran was voted as the most credible source of news within the print media by a BBC-Reuters study in May 2006.
Dainik Jagran has a readership of 55.7 million as per the Indian Readership Survey, 2008 Round 2.
Dainik Jagran has been the largest read daily of India for the last consecutive 11 rounds as per the Indian Readership Survey.