Journalism Culture Shift in The Development of Curation Journalism: A Case Study of Indonesia

Supriadi, Dandi (2021) Journalism Culture Shift in The Development of Curation Journalism: A Case Study of Indonesia. PhD thesis, University of Gloucestershire. doi:10.46289/9DE99S7P

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This thesis analyses the practice of curation journalism in developing countries, focusing in particular on Indonesia. Curation journalism is a contemporary practice with the potential to generate broader public participation in news production activities. The thesis argues that this practice has already changed traditional journalistic principles and ethics throughout the world, especially in terms of journalist–audience relationships. The main characteristic of curation journalism is the involvement of scattered online material, including social media content, in the process of news production. This thesis began with a preliminary observation of representative Western and Eastern news outlets, which indicated that curation journalism is widespread. Furthermore, Indonesian media companies seemed to curate material from citizens using specific methods distinct from the methods of international networks. These findings prompted questions surrounding the presentation and meaning of, as well as the cultural shift behind, the unique curation journalism in Indonesia. This thesis takes as a case study the ‘Jakarta Bombings’ coverage on January 14th, 2016. Specifically, it compares the news coverage of this event on three international news networks with the coverage from three Indonesian news publishers. The results of the comparative study are deepened by observations and interviews of Indonesian journalists from the three Indonesian media outlets. Based on this comparative and field research, this thesis identifies three particularities in Indonesian journalists’ attitudes regarding curation journalism. The first concerns how Indonesian journalists present the curated material in their published news stories. The second concerns how Indonesian journalists perceive curation in their specific cultural environment. The third concerns how Indonesian journalists adjust the traditional practice of journalism in response to the more active audience emerging with the development of communication technology. These findings are significant in terms of differentiating Indonesia from the West in the context of global journalistic practice.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Curation journalism, Indonesia; Online journalism; Social media
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN4699 Journalism
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2024 14:25
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 14:26

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