When Anonymous Controlling Professional Media: A Marginal Voice in Press Freedom Country

Nurul, Hasfi (2014) When Anonymous Controlling Professional Media: A Marginal Voice in Press Freedom Country. In: PACA International Conference, 24-26 Juni 2014, Universitas Padjajaran.

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Abstract

The emergence of citizen journalism get a skeptical response from professional journalists based on several reasons such as un-institutional, subjective and nonprofessional (O¨rnebring, 2013; Allan, 2009; Moyo, 2009). This study explores how mainstream media play dominant role in producing fact by excluding citizen journalist apart from their system. The object of the study is ‘Discourse’ about the banned of a controversial article1 written by an anonymous2 citizen journalist named Jilbab Hitam (here in after referred to as the ‘JH’)3 in kompasiana.com4. The issues widespread quickly in cyberspace produce pros cons among internet user including professional journalists, NGO, etc. This research employs Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) on articles and twitter conversations relevant to the issue. The results of the study show how anonymity becomes dominant Discourse submerging other important issue such us media manipulation and media corruption. Negative representation of anonymity – hoax, liar, provocative – might tend to hamper struggling of internet user freedom of expression.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P1-1091 Philology. Linguistics > P87-96 Communication. Mass media
Divisions:Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > Department of Communication
ID Code:58639
Deposited By:Ms Nurul Hasfi
Deposited On:28 Dec 2017 21:10
Last Modified:28 Dec 2017 21:10

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