Study shows journalism study should be practical

- Post Report, KATHMANDU

Dec 2, 2014-

A study has suggested that universities that have journalism curricula should take institutional measures to make existing syllabus dynamic and practical oriented so that the produced manpower would fulfill the demands of media market.

A study conducted by the experts from Tribhuvan University, Purbanchal University and Kathmandu University has further pointed out that there is a gap between the principles that students gain and skills they demonstrate in the news rooms.

The study, a joint effort of UNESCO and SODEC, was unveiled on Tuesday amid a programme attented by media experts and journalists.

The study team has underlined that subject committees and journalism departments of these universities should be made effective so as to make the courses more relevant and timely as well as monitoring the colleges affiliated to them.

The purpose of the study was to find out whether our universities have met the standards set by UNESCO curricula model and to make more effective. According to the study, more attention should be paid to incorporate the inclusive agenda in the journalism curricula.

Speaking at the programme, media experts said that university students are not performing well in the newsrooms. Incorporation of democratic values in the university curricula is another suggestion provided by the study. This is the first time in the 40 years of journalism study in Nepal that curricula has been studied, seeking recommendations for a better journalism course.



Published: 02-12-2014 17:32

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