Converged media in Nepal are getting faster, popular and stronger. Following things have improved in the past few years in the converged news operation in Nepal.
1. Speed: News are updated as soon as the important events happen in the converged news media. In the earlier days the online didn’t use to update news as they are doing now. ekantipur.com/ nagariknews.com/ thehimalayantimes.com/ myrepublica.com and other converged media generally update their content as soon as the event happen in Nepal. Continue reading →
Last updated on Jan 26, 2012.
Last year, Kantipur Television introduced lantern bulletin to highlight powercut in the country. Though the aim was to pressurize the government, power cut hasn’t decreased in Nepal. Instead it is increasing. (Here is a video report brodcasted on NTDTV about Nepal power shortage.)
Moreover televisions are facing a major problem because of the power cut. KTV has again launched lantern bulletin this year as well on Jan 24, 2012. So far 34 television channels have got license to operate/broadcast in Nepal and a dozen are currently on air. Continue reading →
I was in an organizing committee of a workshop, “Social Media for Learning,” that took place in Kathmandu on December 24. Though the topic was “learning,” i was not surprised with the diversity of the topics discussed. As many of us, journalists in the program, we discussed about the way Nepali media are functioning. Some questions that came time and again were: Why aren’t Nepali media serious about their online site? Are Nepali media conscious about the media convergence happening across the globe? Continue reading →