Journos write more on policy issues on education, study reveals



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Kathmandu, July 4: Policy issues on education have got more media coverage, a study has revealed.
The content analysis of major media on educational issues states that the media coverage was focused on problems caused due to lack of policy-level clarity and lack of policy implementation.
The programme was organized by Education Journalists' Group in the capital city today. The study was carried out on the educational contents disseminated in six dailies for six months beginning mid-August, 2016.
Policy intervention, irregularities, accountability, examinations, curriculum, teachers' management, scholarship, school enrolment campaign and the related issues were covered more, the report stated.
Coordinator of the study team Shesh Kant Pandit said that the contents of mofussil were given more space and the event-based issues were covered more comparatively to features.
Commenting on the study report, journalists admitted that stories of human interests and policy based transformation were not enough.
On the occasion, senior journalist and editor-in-chief of, Kapil Kafle said that education journalists can advocate for meeting national and international targets on education.
Likewise, RSS Chief Reporter Surya Chandra Basnet stressed the need for more investigative media contents on education through an improved access to news source.
Journalists Junar Babu Basnet, Yadav Thapaliya, Sabin Acharya, Sudarshan Ghimire, Narayan Amrit, Rajaram Karki, Prakash Silwal and others suggested to carrying out such studies on regular basis. RSS