Communication Journal 2023-07-26T14:53:42+00:00 Deb Raj Aryal Open Journal Systems <p>The Communication journal is published by the Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Tribhuvan University, Balkhu, Kathmandu, Nepal.</p> Issues Relating Disaster to Journalism Education 2023-07-26T14:04:10+00:00 Deb Raj Aryal <p>Nepali newspapers manage to include disaster-related incidents with priority. A huge number of stories about calamities have got space on the front pages based on their gravity and worthiness. However, it is debatable whether they are fulfilling their social responsibility. A reply to this question can make a huge commitment to overseeing tough spots connected with disasters. Journalism is expected to make it easier to deal with issues that arise before and after disasters. This necessitates that journalists comprehend the various tangents (distribution, causes, effects, ramifications, and possibilities) of disasters. In like manner, the debacle ought to be consolidated in news coverage and schooling so our reporting practice could contribute to that.</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Freedom of Expression in International Law 2023-07-26T14:09:35+00:00 Sashi Nath Marashini <p>The right to freedom of opinion and expression has been protected in all relevant international human rights treaties since its inclusion in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is essential at an individual level, as it contributes to the overall development of a person and is a foundation stone of democratic society. However, there is a global trend of governments limiting vibrant discussions and debates within civil society and among civil societies, political leaders and governments. This is particularly concerning in western democracies like the USA and UK.</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Radio Listenership in Kathmandu 2023-07-26T14:14:27+00:00 Shrijana Shrestha <p>Radio plays a significant role in the Kathmandu society and that cannot be overlooked. The theories discussed for this study are uses and gratifications and media dependency theory. The data have been presented using frequency tables and charts. From this research work, it was discovered that the maximum number of respondents have gradually declined their interest and reliability on the radio today. The prevalence of web-based mediums has outdone the usage of radio and it has been reflected in this report as well. The goals are to investigate the current situation of radio listenership in Kathmandu, comprehend the evolution of listenership through time, and apprehend the prospects for radio listenership in the future.</p> <p>This study's findings revealed that the majority of respondents had seen a progressive fall in their interest in and dependability upon radio nowadays. Respondents' expectations for the future of radio in Kathmandu are apparently not very high. The predominance of web-based media has surpassed the use of radio, and this research confirms that. Finally, by the report's conclusion, we can also see how all the data were analyzed and presented, as well as some recommendations that could be used to raise the status of the radio.</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication The Nepali Perspectives on International News Coverage 2023-07-26T14:20:39+00:00 Dil Bahadur Basnet <p>This paper presents a reflection on the colours of headlines in international news coverage in the Nepali English dailies. Headlines have the power of attracting and repulsing audiences on the ground of their professional appearance especially, in this context, relating to their different colours. It is important to note that audiences complete their journey in three ways: tasting, gulping, and biting and processing titles that can zest things up. It is actually a portrayal of professional insight into the multi-dimensional messaging of information through headlines crafted in the context of international communication in Nepal. There is still a need for other empirical research on headlines from several other perspectives. &nbsp;</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Effects of Covid-19 on Hydropower Projects in Stakeholder's Communication 2023-07-26T14:26:10+00:00 Prabhakar Ghimire Bhim Gautam <p>This research examines how hydropower projects in Nepal adjusted to the crisis of Covid by embracing new correspondence strategies to associate with the assigned area organizations. The fundamental objective of the survey is to sort out how the exercises change their particular gadgets amidst the difficulties in talking with projects have networks during development constraints. This article sorts out that four hydropower projects covered by the investigation embraced new instruments of correspondence especially virtual gadgets, for instance, video meeting stages, for instance, Zoom, Microsoft Gatherings as well as an online diversion to attract the endeavor accomplices multiple and a half years till September 2021, since the 24th Walk 2020, when the country went into the essential lockdown. With the weight of development impediments, projects stood up to inconveniences in attracting their endeavor have networks giving them only decision to use such modernized mechanical assemblies to enhance other standard gadgets for reliable contact with the accomplices. This investigation covers Sunkoshi Multipurpose Endeavor, Arun- 3 Hydropower Assignment, Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Adventure, and Upper Tamakoshi. Two of them address projects a work in progress while two others address those in the pre-improvement stage. An emotional procedure for research was applied in this article using gatherings of senior specialists of concerned dares to assemble information about how their correspondence methodologies went electronic over the period. That is the very thing that the assessment assumes anyway expands stood up to a couple of moves on the most ideal way to oversee accomplices during the Covid crisis with no the correspondence procedures, they hugely used electronic gadgets to continue with their responsibility with their concerned accomplice organizations.</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Journalist's Socialization : Main Impetus for Good Governance 2023-07-26T14:34:12+00:00 Jivan Dhungana <p>Under the theoretical framework of Harold Lasswell's Communication Theory, this study focuses on the role that journalists' socialization plays in shaping the social understanding of good governance through the use of the media. In the age of social media and technology, it is obvious that people learn a lot from the various media they use in their lives and how they act. As, Harold Lasswell proposes that there is consistently connection between the communicator, message, medium and the beneficiary, it is a colossal test of the communicator or the source to spread the positive and advantageous message to the collector or the crowd. The sender is the most important factor in moving society in a particular progressive direction. Because of this, the journalist's role in society is most important in shaping society. However, the journalist's mindset is formed before socialization, while the audience's life is shaped by the media and political leaders' codes of conduct. Journalism, on the other hand, is not unaffected by national politics because individuals enrol in various programs for their own benefit. As a result, the primary focus of this study on journalists' socialization for good governance in Nepal is on Lasswell's communication model: who says what, how it affects whom, and why.</p> 2022-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Central Department of Journalism and Mass Communication