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