Status of Accountability in Online News Media: A Case Study of Nepal

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dc.contributor.authorAcharya, Bhanu Bhakta
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-21T18:22:53Z
dc.date.available2014-11-21T18:22:53Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/31810
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6714
dc.description.abstractScholars contend that media accountability to the public and professional stakeholders has been improving in recent years because of the increased use of digital platforms. Since most studies related to online news media accountability have focused on developed countries, this research study examines the state of accountability in online news media in Nepal, where access to online media is very limited and audiences are barely aware of media's journalistic responsibilities. By employing case study research method with three data sources, this research study assesses the state of online media accountability in Nepal, key challenges for ensuring accountability in journalism created using digital platforms, and the role of audiences in making online news media accountable. The study finds that Internet accessibility, media literacy, and availability of resources are the primary challenges to making media accountable in Nepal. The study concludes by offering recommendations for future research and practical applications.
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectOnline media
dc.subjectAudience
dc.subjectAccountability
dc.subjectSemi-structured interview
dc.subjectEthics
dc.subjectDocument review
dc.titleStatus of Accountability in Online News Media: A Case Study of Nepal
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCommunication
dc.contributor.supervisorBonin, Genevieve
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineArts
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArts
uottawa.departmentCommunication
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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