• admin@journalism.academy
  • M8FV+75 Kathmandu

Building Capacity for Digitally Transformed Journalism

CMR Nepal Journalism Academy is a joint initiative of the Center for Media Research – Nepal (CMR-Nepal) and Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism, Hamburg, Germany to establish a leading journalism training school to build capacity of mid-career journalists for digitally transformed journalism.

Why are we unique?

We are a team of professional journalists and media experts who value inclusiveness, transparency, and collaboration working to uplift quality of journalism, innovation within media and adaptation of emerging models for viability by providing state of the art training to journalists, and media managers on competencies for digital transformation of journalism.

We are in the unique position because we are pacesetters of digital journalism, and we adapt contemporary international best practices for Nepal’s media context.

Our training programs

Making Journalism Better

Mobile Journalism

Using mobile to tell visual stories

Data Journalism

Data driven storytelling and visualizations.


Using audio to tell stories on digital platforms.

Verification & Fact-checking

Verifying facts to combat misinformation.

Digital Safety for Journalists

Verifying facts to combat misinformation.

Mission to advance journalism in Nepal

Blended Learning

Our 6+6+6 Training Format


First Attendance Phase

Six days of face-to-face intensive learning at the CMR Nepal Journalism Academy’s classroom in Kathmandu. Classes will run from 9AM to 5PM.


eLearning Phase

Six weeks of eLearning (between 4 to 8 hours every week) while in the trainee’s own newsroom.


Second Attendance Phase

Six days of face-to-face intensive learning at the CMR Nepal Journalism Academy’s classroom in Kathmandu. Classes will run from 9AM to 5PM.

Trained in modern methods

Our Trainers

Manoj Satyal


Chetana Kunwar


Kiran Dahal


Kanchan Adhikari


Laxman Karki


Krishna Gyawali


Pawan Acharya


Prabesh Subedi


Ramu Sapkota


Ramesh Kumar


Sabita Acharya


Uma Bista


Sports journalist specializing in football reporting at Kantipur national daily; and with passion to promote Nepal-language journalism.

Himesh Bajracharya


Sports bureau chief of The Himalayan Times national daily and ex-President of Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF).

Mahesh Acharya


Journalist with the English edition of the nation’s top news portal Online Khabar with a Master’s degree in journalism from Tribhuvan University.

Nasana Bajracharya

Trainer, Multimedia Storytelling / Mobile Journalism

Well-known online journalist and founder of media-related blog; journalism lecturer at Kathmandu University.

Rabi Raj Baral

Trainer, Podcasting / Digital Journalism

Journalist with various print and online media; editor at online news portal Pahilo Post and journalism lecturer at the Tribhuvan University.

Rishikesh Dahal

Trainer, Digital Journalism / Media Ethics

Renowned radio and visual journalist turned researcher and university teacher. Teaches at Tribhuvan University.

Shreeram Paudel

Trainer, Podcasting

First female president of Photojournalists’ Club; experiences of working as photojournalist for various national and international media.

Shruti Shrestha

Trainer, Multimedia Storytelling / Mobile Journalism

Renowned print journalist working as Associate Editor at Nagarik national daily; also media researcher and journalism teacher.

Tilak Pathak

Trainer, Journalism

Renowned blogger and online journalist with experience of journalism in television and online news portals. Holds master’s degree in journalism from Tribhuvan…

Umesh Shrestha

Trainer, Data-Driven Journalism / Digital Journalism

The first female station manager of South Asia’s first community radio – Sagarmatha.

Urbasi Basnyat Neupane

Trainer, Podcasting

Nepal’s best known data journalist with a Master of Science in Data Journalism degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York.

Arun Karki

Trainer, Data-Driven Journalism

Experienced print and television journalist, journalism teacher and communication expert who had lead communication team at the National Reconstruction…

Bhuwan KC