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The Practice of Indonesia’s Environmental Reporters: Competence and Challenges Gilang Desti Parahita
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.20885/asjmc.vol1.iss1.art1

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Indonesia’s environmental reporting has been dynamically developed as it has been influenced by the interlinked factors of freedom of the press, media conglomeration, and the emergence of online technology. Regarding to those factors, how are the competence of the Indonesia’s environmental reporters? How do Indonesia’s environmental reporters perceive challenges? This research conducts survey and interviews to Indonesia’s environmental reporters who are also the members of the Society of Indonesia’s Environmental Journalist (SIEJ).Keywords: Journalism practices, environmental journalism
Yogyakarta netizen community response to the black campaign: the 2014 presidential election in Indonesia Pratama Dahlian Persadha; Irwan Abdullah; S. Bayu Wahyono
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.20885/asjmc.vol1.iss1.art2

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This research examines the netizen communities’ reception of the 'black' campaigning before the Indonesian Presidential Election of 2014, especially focuses on how the general public gave meaning to the black campaigns presented textually through online mass media (specifically okezone.com and detik.com) in the run-up to the Indonesian Presidential Election. The findings state that netizen communities' reception to the black campaigning in the lead-up to the election was not homogenous, but rather depended greatly on background factors such as political ideology, social status, cultural background, past experiences, and family characters. Public belief in the content of the black campaigns also varied; some believed the negative rumors being spread, whereas others did not believe these rumors at all. It is obvious that the black campaigning through the new media generally did not influence netizen communities' perceptions, but rather reinforced their own political preferences that had already divided them into groups supporting specific candidates. In receiving the messages and rumors spread by black campaigns through online mass media, netizens did not act as individuals, but rather as collectives united by specific political ideologies and socio-cultural values which were socialized through family institutions. Keywords: 'black' campaigns; netizens; public reception; online media; Yogyakarta
Regulating Convergence: Challenges for Contemporary Media in Indonesia Hellena Yoranita Souisa
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.20885/asjmc.vol1.iss1.art3

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This paper examines the implications of media liberalization and media convergence to regulatory issues and journalism practices in Indonesia. While technologies are being used to serve the economic interests of media companies, corporate concentration and technological convergence effectively disempower media workers. It will do so through an in-depth analysis of the current trends and case studies in the Indonesian media industry. The Indonesian case shows how media liberalization affects Indonesian media landscape at a first place, and how the media landscape is then shaped by conglomeration and convergence. Using the concept of diversity, media scholars are still debating the consequences of liberalization and convergence, to see whether those will undermine journalism and threaten the diversity of voices as the heart of media in democracy.  This creates another challenge for regulatory bodies in Indonesia. On one hand, a free and competitive economic marketplace, a consideration of competitive markets is critical.  On the other hand, there should be some tools to ensure media pluralism and diversity (ownership and content), hence provide necessary protections for the public.  May there are interventions needed from the government body regarding this double-edge sword situation, a clear distinction needs to be drawn between regulation in the public interest and regulation to protect against market failure.Keywords: Indonesia; media ownership, media concentration, convergence, content diversity, political economy, policy
Gender in Asian Movie: Narrative Deconstruction Analysis of Rashomon Rina Sari Kusuma
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

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Movie, as a means of mass communication, narrating life in a set of binary - that have different privilege. This research wants to examine movie entitled Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1950, in narrating gender as one of characters code that gave diverse contradictive testimonies about the same events; rape and murder. Rashomon used multiple narrators that build the same story from different point of view that lead to the subjectivity and relativity of truth which the director didn’t give the audience clue how to interpret it. The characters that consist of one women and six men give us a glimpse of sign that there is no gender neutrality will be found in this movie, just like what feminist narratologist saying. With deconstructive approach, this research wants to traces the micro-power of textual process, exposing centralizing and unravelling aspects, making less visible aspects more apparent about gender in movie. Deconstructive reading of Rashomon will generating new discourse about binary opposition men/women by questioning masculinity. Keywords: Movie, Gender, Narrative, Deconstruction, Rashomon
Moves and steps analysis of the message from CEO in in-flight magazines Narudol Semchuchot; Wannana Soontornnaruerangsee
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.20885/asjmc.vol1.iss1.art5

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This study was aimed to investigate English language moves and steps of thirty purposively selected messages from the CEO in in-flight magazines from five airlines (British Midland Airlines, Gulf Air, Jetstar Airways, Thai Airways International and United Airlines) by adopting Bhatia’s (2014) sales promotion letter model. The findings revealed that the three most frequently found moves were considered obligatory basing on Kanoksilapatham’s (2007) proposition. The three moves were Move 7 ‘Ending politely’, Move 1 ‘Establishing Credentials’ and Move 2 ‘Introduction of the offer’, respectively. Moreover, it was also found that the most prominent organization of moves found in the corpus was Move 1 followed by Move 2 and Move 7. Move 2, which comprised three steps, ‘Offering the product or services’, ‘Essential detailing of the offer’ and ‘Indicating value of the offer’, was found to be the most repetitive. The findings of the study could be a guideline for international communication in English, English writing pedagogy as well as business communication.   Keywords: moves and steps analysis; message from CEO; in-flight magazine; international communication
Female Body in Cordillera Music Videos Bea de Alyssa B. Castro; Miel Ysabel P. Sanculi
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

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Music has always been a significant part of life. This is probably the reason why humanity has invented and innovated ways of how music could always be present wherever and whenever it wants to be heard.In the Philippines one of the most underrated music genres is the country music produced in the local regions. One of the regions that produce this kind of music is the Cordillera Administrative Region which is also one of the most dominated regions during the American colonization period in the Philippines. It is located at the northern part of Luzon, and is known as the home of the Igorots, or the “people from the mountains”.Due to the colonial influence, the CAR, including the local songs and music videos produced in this region were seen as highly influenced by the American cowboy culture. The production and consumption of this music and these music videos are representations of the Cordilleran or Igorot’s representation and portrayal of the way they view their culture, society, and selves.The main focus of this research is the way the Igorot perceive the female body. The music videos were analyzed through their lyrics, mise-en-scene, the roles given to women, and the interrelation of these three elements within the representation process. Through the lens of Laura Mulvey’s Male Gaze Theory, it was seen that the portrayal of female body in the music videos was objectified by both voyeuristic and fetishistic gaze. This study also claims that the ideologies of the people working behind the production of the music videos affect the domestication of women in the Cordillera. Keywords: female body, indigenous people, male gaze
‘Connected ka pa ba?’: A study on how social media usage affects face-to-face interactions within the home. Marie Grace A. dela Vega; Rodelyn B. Flores; Avon Joyce M. Magusib
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

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This study looked at the influence of social media usage on the face-to-face family interactions within the home. Its specific purpose was to determine the teenager’s perception of the quality of family interactions in relation to the duration and frequency of the teenager’s social media usage. An online survey to 100 students was conducted to extract the target population. Ten in-depth interviews were conducted to individuals aged 16 to19 who were identified as heavy users of Facebook and/or Twitter. These 10 students from the University of the Philippines Baguio belong to nuclear families. The qualitative data gathered from the in-depth interviews were analyzed descriptively and interpretively using Time Displacement Theory, Ester Jimenez’ Four Dimensions of Family Relationship, and Bandura’s concept of Self-Regulation. The presence of four family relationship dimensions, namely, Togetherness, Communication, Discipline, and Nurturance and Affection shaped the students’ perceived quality of their family relationships. Findings showed that the media consumption of teenagers is self-regulated so as not to irrationally “displace” the time allotted for highly valued face-to-face family interactions. The researchers determined that time displacement occurred between the teenager’s social media usage and academic activities at home but not with the face-to-face interactions with their families. Keywords: Social Media; Family communication; Teenagers; Self-Regulation; Time Displacement
The Perceptions of Undergraduate Students on Intercultural Communication in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM). Selvarani P. Kovil Pillai; Rosninawati Hussin
AJMC (Asian Journal of Media and Communication) Vol. 1 No. 1 (2017): Volume 1, Number 1, April 2017
Publisher : Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia

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With the increase of globalization and migration, the study of intercultural communication has become more and more vital. The Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia has made a move to transform the landscape of tertiary education by intensifying internationalization and ensuring 10%-30% enrolment of international students in local universities and promoting the country as the education hub in the region. Taking the case study of the international students who are undergraduate students in Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), this study focused on the intercultural communication aspect, the cultural barriers as well as the adaptation of these student in the new environment. The data was drawn from in-depth interviews conducted on the basis of the responses on 10 undergraduate students: four from Afghanistan, three from Nigeria, one each from Singapore, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. The findings showed issues facing by these students are not only about food and weather, but language, academic and finance systems and also feeling of alienation and discrimination.Keywords: perception, intercultural; communication; adjustment

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