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The Representation of Prophetic Messages in Folklore of Tegal Regency

Qomariyah, U’um, Doyin, Mukh., Zuliyanti, Zuliyanti, Prabaningrum, Dyah

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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Statement of the problem in this research was ??The Representation of Prophetic Messages in Folklore of Tegal Regency??. Long time ago, folklore was used as a medium of communication between parents and their children in teaching Javanese values. Here are some messages and values in every folklore delivered in communities constructed particular character building in every communities. That message has mediated social and transcedental dimensions, it is well known as prophetical ethics which enhance humanization, liberalization, and transcendence. This research was qualitative approach regarding the description. Several studies related to substance of folklore have been conducted by some researchers are Duija (2005), Martinoska (2005), Lukin (2008), Hukantaival (2012), Galieva (2015), Taylor (2003), and Malik (2018).

Information about Electronic Governance: A Tool to Curb Corruption in Nigeria

Jimoh, Rasheed Gbenga, Longe, O. B., N., Ndunagu J.

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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Corruption has been declared to be the cause of poverty and poor standard of living in the Nigeria. This is caused by lack of accountability and transparency in the Government sector, mostly aided by manual accounting system and ordinary paper document in the operation of the sector. Sequel to the evolution of Information and Communication Technology, electronics governance was implemented in Nigeria. Therefore, this study examines the role of electronic governance as a tool for curbing corruption in Nigeria. As such, a survey instrument were administered to 240 civil servants from different public sectors in Nigeria. The findings revealed that, implementation of e-governance has helped to curb corruption in Nigeria and also played a great role in improving efficiency of Nigeria economy. Also this study found that, the need to embrace electronics governance given the phobia exhibited by many Nigerian populace and workforce as to the use of electronics governance.

The Meaning Construction of Public Relations Marketing of Islamic Private Higher Education PR

Wiwitan, Tresna, Yulianita, Neni

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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The reality that occurs today is that Private Universities is still unable to compete with State Universities. Unisba and Unissula are Islamic Private Universities working hard to gain public trust through improving the academic quality of the lecturers and the students. Research issue that will be studied is the dimension of the meaning construction of PR Marketing in Unisba and Unissula. This research is qualitative research with case study approach. The theory used to examine and to analyze the results of the research is the Theory of Social Construction (Berger and Luckman). The results of research stated that the meaning construction of PR Marketing are: 1) the art of persuading the stakeholders in the framework of human relations, 2) the intention of worshipping because of Allah SWT (Lillahi Taala) based on patience, honesty, and exemplary, 3) the motive to increase the number of prospective students and to build positive image, and 4) PR Marketing puts forward the values of Islam that contains the values of Islamic dawah and syiar.

Discourse Analysis of Politicians?? Social Media Posts

Azmi, Alia, Sylvia, Ike, Mardhiah, Desy

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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The use of social media, especially by political figures, can directly bridge communications between politicians and their constituents and other supportive or opposing parties. This study aims to analyze the posts of political figures?? social media using discourse analysis to convey explicit or implicit messages that can not be separated from political intentions. Discourse analysis helps to understand the meaning of message or text of the media regarding the messengers social environment and relationships. The study found that three political figures with most followers in three most popular social media platforms--Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter--Prabowo Subianto, Ridwan Kamil, and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono represent their nationalism and Islamic identity in their social media posts. They also convey their opinions about the general political issues in spite of divisive political condition among public that is also visible among politicians.

The Influence of News Construction and Netizen Response to the Hoax News in Online Media

Adhiarso, Dendy Suseno, Utari, Prahastiwi, Hastjarjo, Sri

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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This study aims to determine the effect of news in online media on the thoughts and behavior of a person, because the impact is very strong in shaping public opinion. This study uses theory of mass communication, news construction, netizen response, online media. The research method used quantitative descriptive analysis with online data collection techniques. Conclusion of research (1) News construction have positive effect to reporting hoax in online media, meaning that news construction which is loaded and created by online media will influence hoax news dissemination. (2) The netizen response positively affects the news of hoaxes in the online media, meaning more and more netizens respond to hoax news, hoax news will be wider. (3) News construction and netizen responses have a positive and significant influence on hoax news in media online, meaning that these two variables give a significant influence in the preaching of hoax in online media. 

Representation of Orientalism in Sunsilk Print Advertising

Nurcahya, Hilma Rizky, Hafiar, Hanny, Nugraha, Aat Ruchiat

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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Using the qualitative method, the critical paradigm, and also Roland Barthes semiotic analysis, this study aims to find out the symbols contained in Sunsilk Co-creations print advertising, the meaning contained in the symbols and how the symbols subordinate the Eastern people. The results of this study indicate that there are seven symbols in Sunsilk Co-creations version print advertising that has unity meaning, i.e there are dominant people who are showed as more superior thus there are other people who are considered inferior. With the myth that the West is better seen as the superior and the East is seen as the inferior, then the symbols and meanings in Sunsilk Co-creations print advertising represent orientalism. The researchers suggest to pay attention to the symbols that will be aired so as not to be negative because it can affect the reputation of the company/institution concerned. Besides that, it is expected to the Eastern people especially Indonesian to be able to change their thought to be more proud and show their confidence.

The Characteristics of Jangkar Kelud Radio as Disaster Community Radio

Huda, Anam Miftakhul, Bajari, Atwar, Muhtadi, Asep Saeful, Rahmat, Dadang

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 2 (2018): July-December
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This study aims to find out the characteristics of Jangkar Kelud Radio as disaster community radio. The existence of community radio is as information means of disaster mitigation. There are nine Jangkar Kelud community radio stations spread in three regencies of Malang, Blitar, and Kediri. The object of this research is Jangkar Kelud community radio. The method of this research is descriptive qualitative that is the characteristic of Jangkar Kelud Radio is as disaster community radio. The results of this study show the characteristics of community radio is in line with Law No. 32 year 2002. The distinctiveness of Jangkar Kelud community radio are the presence of the radio geographically is in the prone disaster area, the content of on-air and off-air programs is about disaster mitigation, the concept of community radio is by, from and for visible disaster risk reduction through the radio management participation.

Digital Gender Gap for Housewives

Lestari, Anna Puji, Sunarto, Sunarto

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 1 (2018): January-June
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The development of communication technology through the internet brings a digital gap for women, especially for housewives who tend to be associated with domestic work. This study examines the use of internet and web newspaper (suaramerdeka.com) access by housewives. This study breaks the patriarchal ideology and the digital gap in family communication in the terms of access to information via internet. The theory used in this study is Gender Structure and Liberal Feminist Theories. This study is a descriptive qualitative research with critical phenomenology design. The results of study suggest that housewives are still excluded from access to information via internet due to unequal power in the use of communication technology in families. This happens because of the pattern of family communication that embraces patriarchy culture believing that housewives only need to take care of domestic issues and do not require internet access.

The Representation of Democracy in Islamic News Sites Voa-Islam and ArRahmah

Rahmawan, Detta, Adiprasetio, Justito, Janitra, Preciosa Alnashava

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 1 (2018): January-June
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In Indonesia, various groups with Islamic ideology are emerging and often promoting the idea of Islamic Law to replace democratic concept. Some of these groups use various websites to deliver their ideology to the public and as a form of resistance to the mainstream news. This study uses framing analysis to reveal how Islamic news websites such as VOA-Islam and ArRahmah, portray the concept of democracy unilaterally, according to what they believe. Throug the analysis results that have been done, it is found that the sites frequently claim that democracy is fail system, because democracy is ??expensive? system, creates political oligarchy, and against the teachings of Qur??an. These Islamic news websites also frequent;y used information from anti-democratic organization members such as HTI (Hizbut-Tahrir Indonesia), as their primary sources. By contrasting the concept of democracy with Islamic values, this group offered narration that did not lead to healthy and productive discussion.

Hashtag (#) as Message Identity in Virtual Community

Mulyadi, Urip, Fitriana, Lisa

Jurnal The Messenger Vol 10, No 1 (2018): January-June
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Computer Mediated Communication or CMC is able to present a virtual community, where the people inside have the same interest to share information related to events, activities, competitions, entertainment, history, event and others in Semarang City for publication. This research attempted to describe that hashtags can be utilized as the identity of a message in a communications network on Facebook Group MIK Semar. The results of this study are hashtags have changed how we build a virtual community, as the use of hashtags in Facebook Group MIK SEMAR as message identity to build better relationship and support communication among its members.