Framing the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates in Newspapers and on Twitter

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613420
Title:
Framing the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates in Newspapers and on Twitter
Author:
Hermawan, Ary
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The 2014 Indonesian presidential election was the first election in the world's largest Muslim democracy where social media played an important role. Social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, became a public forum where Indonesians debated about and framed the presidential candidates - Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo - in what was said to be the closest and most polarizing election in the nation's history. A content analysis of two partisan newspapers, two independent newspapers, and tweets showed that both legacy media and social media focused on the personality frame when describing the candidates. In legacy media the second most prevalent frame was experience, while on Twitter it was integrity. Religion remained an important factor in the election, as reflected in both media platforms, while ethnicity was considered less important. Social media became an integral part of Indonesia's nascent democracy, with the public examining the candidates' leadership qualities and integrity on Twitter. The independent newspapers were not neutral in covering the candidates, thus making social media even more relevant as a relatively free and impartial marketplace of ideas during the election. This study discusses how legacy media - both partisan and independent - and social media portrayed the candidates, where and why these platforms differed, and what it means for the future of journalism in Indonesia.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Content analysis; Framing; Indonesia; Joko Widodo; Prabowo Subianto; Journalism; 2014 presidential election
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Journalism
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schwalbe, Carol B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleFraming the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Candidates in Newspapers and on Twitteren_US
dc.creatorHermawan, Aryen
dc.contributor.authorHermawan, Aryen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe 2014 Indonesian presidential election was the first election in the world's largest Muslim democracy where social media played an important role. Social media outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter, became a public forum where Indonesians debated about and framed the presidential candidates - Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo - in what was said to be the closest and most polarizing election in the nation's history. A content analysis of two partisan newspapers, two independent newspapers, and tweets showed that both legacy media and social media focused on the personality frame when describing the candidates. In legacy media the second most prevalent frame was experience, while on Twitter it was integrity. Religion remained an important factor in the election, as reflected in both media platforms, while ethnicity was considered less important. Social media became an integral part of Indonesia's nascent democracy, with the public examining the candidates' leadership qualities and integrity on Twitter. The independent newspapers were not neutral in covering the candidates, thus making social media even more relevant as a relatively free and impartial marketplace of ideas during the election. This study discusses how legacy media - both partisan and independent - and social media portrayed the candidates, where and why these platforms differed, and what it means for the future of journalism in Indonesia.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectContent analysisen
dc.subjectFramingen
dc.subjectIndonesiaen
dc.subjectJoko Widodoen
dc.subjectPrabowo Subiantoen
dc.subjectJournalismen
dc.subject2014 presidential electionen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorSchwalbe, Carol B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRelly, Jeannine E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberLumsden, Lindaen
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