Pokhrel appointed TRN chief editor
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Oct. 3: The management of the Gorkhapatra Corporation, publisher of The Rising Nepal, has named its Executive Editor Jagadish Pokhrel to act as the Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s first English broadsheet, starting Wednesday.
Pokhrel succeeds Bijaya Lal Shrestha, who retired Tuesday from the daily’s top post on age grounds after serving in various editorial roles.
Pokhrel studied journalism as a professional fellow at Stanford University, USA, and Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
With a master’s degree in sociology and bachelor’s degrees in science and humanities, Pokhrel brings a cross-disciplinary background to bear on his work as a media practitioner, teacher and researcher.
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