Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Teacher Training and Education, ISTED 2021, 17-18 July 2021, Purwokerto, Indonesia

Research Article

Islamic Journalism reporting of the 2019 Indonesian presidential election

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312153,
        author={Dio Damika Suhenda and Andari Karina Anom},
        title={Islamic Journalism reporting of the 2019 Indonesian presidential election},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Seminar on Teacher Training and Education, ISTED 2021, 17-18 July 2021, Purwokerto, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISTED},
        year={2021},
        month={10},
        keywords={communication journalism media studies politics religious studies},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312153}
    }
    
  • Dio Damika Suhenda
    Andari Karina Anom
    Year: 2021
    Islamic Journalism reporting of the 2019 Indonesian presidential election
    ISTED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-7-2021.2312153
Dio Damika Suhenda1,*, Andari Karina Anom1
  • 1: Communication Department, Faculty of Computing and Media, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta, Indonesia 11480
*Contact email: ddamikasuhenda@gmail.com

Abstract

This research analyzed 50 keywords using the aid of NVIVO, sampled from two Indonesian media sites practicing Islamic journalism, to study the relationship between the focus of reporting on the 2019 Indonesian presidential election and its politically oriented journalistic roles. One of the media, voa-islam.com, has been involved in polarizing voters by their faith using an ‘us and them’ frame. Through content analysis, this research has quantified the political function of the media in question to be rooted in the promotion of one candidate more closely related with hardline Islamic groups; over the other. On the other hand, the more mainstream media, Republika, has proven itself more impartial and objective, although still denominating issues to an Islamic perspective for its Muslim majority audience. Consequently, this research suggests that there needs to be greater policing of journalistic frames applied in the media.