After the General Election, Master of Communication Science Observes the Relation between Media and Politics in the Digital Era

Master of Communication Science Study Program Brawijaya University (UB) held a public lecture entitled “Media and Politics Relations in Political Communication Practices in the Digital Era”, Tuesday (20/2/2024), .

The event was held at C Building of FISIP, Brawijaya University, with guest speaker Prof. Anang Sujoko, S.Sos., M.Sc., D.COMM, an expert in the field of political communication who is also the Dean of FISIP UB. He shared his insights and knowledge regarding the relationship between media and politics in the context of political communication practices, especially in today’s rapidly developing digital era.

Prof Anang Sujoko explained that in the phenomenon of political communication and New Media there are several new theories that have emerged related to new media in political content.

“One of them is Accounting Media Theory, the flaxing phenomenon becomes a political communication phenomenon if it is carried out by political figures. Then, it brings up judging actions so that the media can become a judgment for someone,” he said.

According to Anang Sujoko, the relationship between social media and mainstream media can give rise to a relationship. Relations influence ideology when ideology has power so that it will influence regulations.

“As well as changes in media ideology, one issue can be reported from various angles depending on the media ideology,” he explained.

According to Anang Sujoko, media practices in Indonesia tend to create media oligopolies, since Indonesia tends to create media oligopolies due to the practice of media divergence (1 content for various media) and media moguls are heads of political parties and government elites (affiliation of media with politics).

It is hoped that this public lecture event will provide new insights and a deeper understanding of how media and politics interact with each other in political communication practices, especially in the sophisticated and dynamic digital era. This event was attended by Master of Communication Sciences students from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, odd and even classes of 2023/2024. (mgstr/FISIP PR/OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)