Citizen Journalism in Surabaya’s Local Media

Lesmana, Fanny and Yoanita, Desi (2014) Citizen Journalism in Surabaya’s Local Media. In: The International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, 03-06-2014 - 05-06-2014, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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    It is ordinary people who simply share what they see and feel about events associated with the public through the media. In Indonesia, the growing phenomenon of citizen journalism is more open to freedom of expression and information and communication technology support. On the other hand, the current mass media also provides a space in which people can participate to share information or their opinions. Surabaya, as the second largest city in Indonesia, is one of the centers of industry, commerce, and education in this country. Therefore the role of the local media as a source of information and communication is very important. Some local media has occupied a very important position in the decision-making process and in shaping public opinion. In this study, researchers focused on local online media in Surabaya: www.beritajatim.com and local radio: Radio Suara Surabaya. These two media outlets provide public space to accommodate the information and opinions from the public. This study aimed to observe the practice of citizen journalism in these two media oulets. Research results indicate the practice of citizen journalism in www.beritajatim.com is used as promotion and public relations. In Radio Suara Surabaya, the practice of citizen journalism inclines more toward the democratic process, especially in influencing public policies.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: citizen journalism, democratization, local media, online media, local radio
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 22:08
    Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 22:08
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16869

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