With more than 1000 newspapers, 1100 local radios, 200 television channels, 3000 online news portals, and over 80 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 standpoints 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, and television) and digital platforms.

chapter 1|22 pages

Setting the Scene

Perspectives on Nepali News Media in the 21st Century
ByBhanu Bhakta Acharya, Shyam Sharma

part Part I|68 pages

Professional Perspectives

chapter 242|19 pages

Media Accountability Mechanism

A Case of Press Council of Nepal
ByShreeman Sharma, Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, Samiksha Koirala

chapter 3|14 pages

Employing Professional Standards Through Policy Reformation

ByLaxman Humagain, Tulasi Acharya

chapter 4|13 pages

Diasporic Nepali Online Journalism

A Study of Professionalism and Sustainability
ByBhagirath Yogi, Jagan Karki

chapter 5|20 pages

How Do Nepali Newsrooms Endure Digital Transformation?

ByRama Krishna Regmee

part Part II|62 pages

Academic Perspectives

chapter 926|22 pages

Framing Diffusion

Nepalese Journalism Education in the 21st Century
ByBhanu Bhakta Acharya, Shyam Sharma

chapter 7|11 pages

A Critical Overview of Development Communication in Nepal

BySujeena Shakya, Pius Mishra

chapter 8|13 pages

Impact of COVID-19 on Media and Journalism

A Case of Nepal
ByKundan Aryal

part III|74 pages

Sociopolitical Perspectives

chapter 15410|19 pages

Where Are the Women? Representation of Gender in Nepali Newspapers

BySamiksha Koirala

chapter 11|16 pages

Can State-Owned Media Perform Watchdog Functions? A Case of Nepal

ByLekhanath Pandey

chapter 12|20 pages

Muckraking Without Tools

Persistence of Investigative Journalism in Nepal
ByUsha Kiran Regmi

chapter 13|17 pages

Experiencing the Sustainability Challenges by Nepal's Local Radio Stations

BySandesh Dass Shrestha

part Part IV|89 pages

Technological Perspectives

chapter 22814|23 pages

Hope-Driven to Uncertainty-Driven Innovation

Digital Transitions of Newspapers in Nepal
ByHarsha Man Maharjan

chapter 15|17 pages

News Content Sharing on Social Media

A Comparative Study of Nepali and Norwegian Newspapers
ByBimala Thapaliya

chapter 16|21 pages

Sustainability of Online News Media in Nepal

Financial Models and Prospects
ByPrabesh Subedi

chapter 17|17 pages

Social Media

An Innovative Approach of Agricultural Extension Services in Nepal
ByRam Hari Timilsina, Purna Bahadur Nepali

chapter 18|9 pages

Perspectives from the Ground Up

ByShyam Sharma, Bhanu Bhakta Acharya