Teisar Arkida's Manifestation of Political Agenda Behind Covid-19 Reports in Indonesia

International Journal of Academic Multidisciplinary Research (IJAMR)
Year: 2022 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 11 | Page No.: 105-113

Manifestation of Political Agenda Behind Covid-19 Reports in Indonesia
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Teisar Arkida, Djatmika, Riyadi Santosa

Abstract: Alongside health workers, media crew also bears the heavy burden of conveying information during the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. In conveying information, media constructs framing by encouraging certain parts so that the highlighted information has influence on conclusions drawing and personal judgments of readers. We argue that Covid-19 news text carries political messages which illustrates media's hidden agenda. Accordingly, this study examines framing in COVID-19 news text to understand the use of evaluation language in building the images of Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo as presidential candidates for 2024. Descriptive-qualitative research in kompas.com was carried out through content analysis using SFL approach and attitude framework. The findings reveal that journalists use every aspect of attitude to build positive impression in the news text. However, behind this positive impression a political framing was formed. Anies is potrayed as ambitious formed through +valuation, +impact, -propriety, while Ganjar is depicted as persistent and sincere utilizing +tenacity, +inclination, and +security. Finally, pandemic news report on kompas.com contains bias that is detrimental to Anies but favorable to Ganjar. This bias has the potential to turn into new social values that can affect the political situation in 2024.

Manifestation of Political Agenda Behind Covid-19 Reports in Indonesia. Authors: Teisar Arkida, Djatmika, Riyadi Santosa
Keywords: fl; attitude; covid-19 framing; online news text
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Teisar Arkida, Djatmika Djatmika, Riyadi Santosa

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