Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia

Research Article

Features of Indonesian Media Buzzer on Islamic Issues

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295447,
        author={Rohmani Nur Indah and Halimi  Zuhdy},
        title={Features of Indonesian Media Buzzer on                 Islamic Issues},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology,  ICONQUHAS \& ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONQUHAS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={critical thinking; islamic issues; media buzzer; social media},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295447}
    }
    
  • Rohmani Nur Indah
    Halimi Zuhdy
    Year: 2020
    Features of Indonesian Media Buzzer on Islamic Issues
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295447
Rohmani Nur Indah1,*, Halimi Zuhdy1
  • 1: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang, Indonesia
*Contact email: indah@bsi.uin-malang.ac.id

Abstract

This paper explores the features of media buzzer in Indonesia when broadcasting Islamic issues. Media buzzer often becomes the compass of conversational discourse that develops in society that may contain various interests including religious interest. This study employs descriptive qualitative method in examining the media buzzer that placed itself as the 'mouthpiece' of Islam so that it became the focus of analysis. Islamic media buzzer is varied in its efforts to capture the sympathy of netizens. The finding shows the pattern that the posts make use of images or illustrations as visual support that manifests distinct modes of knowledge to reach reader’s better understanding. The media buzzers also make use of story to accentuate emotional and surprising element. Another obvious pattern deals with the length of the post. The longer postings are meant to remind readers using supports such as citation, Arabic quotes, prayers and final comment. Whereas, they tend to proscribe readers in shorter postings. By framing the features of the media buzzer conversing on Islamic issues in Indonesia, Islamic netizen needs to operate their higher order thinking skills to identify the distinct concept and point of view offered in the posts.