Malaviya served the country in many
fields. But in the educational field his service was exceptional. This made him immortal.
But his service to journalism was not insignificant.
When he took over as editor of the daily 'The Hindusthan' he had said to the owner of
the newspaper Raja Rampal Singh, "There should not be even a little interference in
my work as the editor. I should have complete freedom", It was only because the Raja
agreed to this condition and allowed Malaviya full freedom, that Malaviya undertook the
heavy responsibility editorship. In those days Pandit Pratap Narayan Mishra and Shri
Balmukund Gupta were considered as stalwarts in the field of journalism. Malaviya gained
the intimate friendship of these mighty journalists.
Malaviya was a guide to numerous small newspapers. 'Gopala' was a weekly published from
Delhi; it was under his protection. Likewise, he was the moving spirit behind 'Abhyudaya',
a paper edited by Babu Purushotthamdas Tandon.
He had all the good qualities that make a world - famous journalist. He made use of
newspapers for the service of the country. At the same time he enriched the journalistic
world enriched by him.
This is what Malaviya used to say: a journalist should have ideals; he must have self
-respect and a sense of honor; he must have dignity and a sense of responsibility. He must
be a good man and a man of character and must follow the ideals of truth and justice.
Malaviya himself was endowed with all the qualities that make a good journalist.
Malaviya purchased the newspaper 'The Hindusthan Times' of Delhi and ran it
successfully for a number of years. He handed over the newspaper to an organization when
his time was taken up with other work. 'The Hindusthan Times' and 'The Hindusthan' now
being published from Delhi are the fruits of his inspiration.