Janamitra, is one of the oldest Kannada dailies in the Old Mysore Region. Janamitra reaches out to more than 40,000 households and has 2.1 lakh vast readership every day in six districts. A combined audience of 62 lack unique digital page views per month. It has well established dealer network throughout Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Mysuru, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar Districts. Janamitra, launched in December 6th, 1962 at Hassan as a District Daily by K.N. Murthy (Kru.Na. Murthy). He was one of the great journalists of Karnataka, who contributed to the development of Journalism in the state.
Now Janamitra is running under Vriddhi Media, a partnership venture of H.B. Madan Gowda, one of the leading organizers of Journalists in Karnataka and India and C.R. Naveen, a prominent businessman and journalist.
Old Mysuru region is a historically, literarily and culturally prominent area of Karnataka State. In this progressive region, Janamitra is contributing to educating the people of all the sectors through giving reliable news, quality articles, educational information and give voice to the suppressed class of the society. For this reason Janamitra is one of the beloved news dailies of the region.