Twitter Users Survey launched

Center for Media Research – Nepal launched the Nepal Twitter Users Survey 2013 on March 13.

The baseline research that aims to chart out use of Twitter in Nepal is being carried out by Ujjwal Acharya. The survey went live on CMR-Nepal website and will remain live for anyone using Twitter to fill and submit.

The survey consists of four parts and 20 questions. Do feel free to spend five minutes for it if you use Twitter. The report of the survey is expected to be published by end of April, 2013 and will be freely available at CMR-Nepal website.

Click here to access the survey!

CMR-Nepal announces first fellows

Center for Media Research – Nepal today announced the first batch of research fellows under the CMR-Nepal Research Support Program 2013.

The first batch of CMR-Nepal fellows are: Prakash Acharya (senior fellow), Mukunda Nepal & Sudeep Uprety (Fellows) and Umesh Shrestha & Rajneesh Bhandari (Researcher Fellows).

Prakash Acharya, a media lecturer at the Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Tribhuvan University, will be the fellow under CMR-Nepal Media Research Partnership Program.

Acharya will be conducting a research on use of anonymous sources in Nepali newspapers. Under the program, CMR-Nepal will support his research activities.

Similarly, Mukunda Nepal of Ratna Rajya Laxmi College and Sudeep Uprety, a student of peace and conflict studies, have been named the fellows under CMR-Nepal Media Research Mentorship Program.

Nepal will be writing a Masters level thesis on social media’s role in agenda setting for mainstream media particularly analyzing journalists’ use of information on social media. Project co-ordinator Rishikesh Dahal will be acting as Nepal’s mentor to guide him during his research activities.

Uprety will analyze the media’s discourse on security issues. Uprety will be mentored by Bhuwan KC, a faculty at Madan Bhandari Memorial College.Continue reading

Pre-registration open for Digital Journalism training

Center for Media Research – Nepal will conduct series of training sessions on ‘Digital Journalism for Journalists’ in 2013. To participate in the course, please pre-register yourself. Your pre-registration will also help us to customize the course according to your need.

First five-day training session is planned for February, 2013.

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Office opened in Kathmandu

Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) opened its Kathmandu office at Anamnagar, Kathmandu amidst a family ceremony on November 13.

On the day of Laxmi Puja, according to Hindu calendar, the office was inaugurated by carrying out a formal puja. The office will function as the secretariat of CMR-Nepal and the projects that the research institution aims to carry out in 2013 including the CMR-Nepal Media Research Support Project.

All CMR-Nepal members, their family and central committee member of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Prakash Thapa attended the opening ceremony.

CMR Nepal announces Media Research Support Program 2013: Apply for Research Fellowships

Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) today announced the Media Research Support Program. The program aims to be an integral part of CMR-Nepal’s objective to conduct, support and promote researches on various aspects of media.

Media students and scholars are invited to apply for the fellowships: 1. Media Research Partnership Program (Senior Fellow) and 2. Media Research Mentorship Program (Fellow). Those two fellowships aims to support the researches of fellows by providing them with resources and support during all phases of their researches and do not carry financial benefits.

Media Research Partnership Program (awardees to be called CMR-Nepal Senior Fellow)

A program designed to support media research to be or being pursued by independent researchers who has completed master’s degree preferably in journalism or mass communication or media studies.

CMR-Nepal will design regular discussion programs where the senior fellow will benefit from the knowledge, skills and experiences of CMR-Nepal researchers and other invited scholars.

The senior fellow may also seek support in conducting researches (including sampling, data collection, processing and report writing) from members of CMR Nepal and interns. The program is designed as a knowledge-sharing platform.

Duration: ideally up to six months
Financial benefits: none

Media Research Mentorship Program (awardees to be called CMR-Nepal Fellow)

A program designed to mentor student conducting research for Master’s level thesis.

CMR-Nepal will assign a mentor to support the research in all it’s phases; will invite fellows to participate in group discussions and facilitates sharing between fellows.

CMR-Nepal Fellow will also be able to use all resources, both online and offline, of the organization.

Duration: ideally for up to six months
Financial benefits: none

CMR-Nepal may publish the works, complete or partial, completed during the program in its publications.

Apply with symposia of the research, a bio-data and a page letter of intent explaining why are you interested in the program.

Apply to (or use the form here) before November 30, 2012. If you have any query, please let us know at the same email.

Please note that we may proceed with application as soon as it is received.