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Global Perspectives on Journalism in Nepal
Nepalese News Media in the Twenty–First Century

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ISBN 9780367687861
April 8, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
344 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With more than one thousand newspapers, eleven hundred local radios, two hundred television channels, two thousand online news portals, and over eighty colleges providing media education and training, news media and media education are vibrant fields in Nepal. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Nepal’s news media, including empirical studies, critical reviews, and theoretical and philosophical analyses focusing on journalism and contemporary media practices in the country, using local analyses and global perspectives. Laying foundations of academic research and discourse, it explores key issues about the state of media and journalism practices of Nepal and situates them against the professional standards of global journalism and journalism education. The book covers all news media, including traditional (newspaper, radio, television) and digital platforms.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the Scene: Perspectives on Nepali News Media in the 21st Century Bhanu Acharya and Shyam Sharma Part I Professional Perspectives 2. Media Accountability Mechanism: A Case of Press Council of Nepal Shreeman Sharma, Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, and Samiksha Koirala 3. Employing Professional Standards through Policy Reformation Laxman Humangain and Tulasi Acharya 4. Diasporic Nepali Online Journalism: A Study of Professionalism and Sustainability Bhagirath Yogi and Jagan Karki 5. How Do Nepali Newsrooms Endure Digital Transformation? Rama Krishna Regmee Part II Academic Perspectives 6. Framing Diffusion: Nepalese Journalism Education in the 21st Century Bhanu Bhakta Acharya and Shyam Sharma 7. A Critical Overview of Development Communication in Nepal Sujeena Shakya and Pius Mishra 8. Impact of COVID-19 on Media and Journalism: A Case of Nepal Kundan Aryal 9. Perspectives of Nepali Youths on the Prevention of Disinformation During COVID-19 and Beyond Kabi Adhikari Part III Sociopolitical Perspectives 10. Where are the Women? Representation of Gender in Nepali Newspapers Samiksha Koirala 11. Can State-Owned Media Perform Watchdog Functions? A Case of Nepal Lekhanath Pandey 12. Muckraking Without Tools: Persistence of Investigative Journalism in Nepal Usha Kiran Regmi 13. Experiencing the Sustainability Challenges by Nepal’s Local Radio Stations Sandesh Dass Shrestha Part IV Technological Perspectives 14. Hope-driven to Uncertainty-driven Innovation: Digital Transitions of Newspapers in Nepal Harsha Man Maharjan 15. News Content Sharing on Social Media: A Comparative Study of Nepali and Norwegian Newspapers Bimala Thapaliya 16. Sustainability of Online News Media in Nepal: Financial Models and Prospects Prabesh Subedi 17. Social Media: An Innovative Approach of Agricultural Extension Services in Nepal Ram Hari Timilsina and Purna Nepali 18. Perspectives from the Ground Up Shyam Sharma and Bhanu Bhakta Acharya

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Bhanu Bhakta Acharya is a Researcher in the Tri-Faculty Program, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Shyam Sharma is an Associate Professor at Stony Brook University, USA.