The Sambad Oriya news paper was first published on the date of October 4 in the year 1984. From then onwards due to the continuous hard work and dedication of the people who has been associated with the Sambad Oriya news paper has resulted in it being the most circulated daily all over in Orissa. Sambad Oriya news paper celebrated its silver jubilee in the year of 2009. The newspaper was the reason of a revolution in the newspaper industry of Orissa. The print media industry of Orissa was introduced to offset printing technology, and the response generate was huge. The news paper has its edition sleekly designed. Once upon a time the newspaper also delivered editions by post, which is a thing of the past now. Sambad Oriya news paper has been delighting its readers with fresh news right from it’s first day and with the popularity that it gained, there was no other choice for other dailies in Orissa but to follow suit.
The newspaper is edited by Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik who himself is a legend in the print media industry of Orissa. Sambad Oriya news paper had many firsts to its credit. Sambad was in fact the first of the Oriya news papers to introduce a separate sports page throwing light on the sporting activities around the world. Editorial pages were introduced in Orissa for the first time by Sambad. This news paper literally revolutionized the print media of Orissa. Sambad Oriya news paper is currently published from 8 different locations throughout Orissa. The total number of readers reading this news paper in Orissa counts around 60 lakhs. Different institutions like Indian Readership Survey (IRS) and the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has testified the number one status of the news paper in Orissa. The newspaper also publishes a web edition of the daily in the internet.