Proceedings of the 3rd Jogjakarta Communication Conference (JCC 2021)

Television Journalist: The Challenge of Mass Communication Post the Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors
Puji Santosopujisantoso@umsu.ac.id
Communications Department, University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Faustynafaustyna@umsu.ac.id
Communications Department, University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Corresponding Author
Available Online 29 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211121.026How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Television journalist; Mass Communication; Post Covid-19
Abstract

This study aims to determine the extent of the challenges of mass communication science played by television journalists who are members of the North Sumatra Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI) who are an important part of the mass media. Television journalist is a profession in journalism that also provides various information but was also affected during the Covid19 pandemic. They are an inseparable part of the television industry in filling the news production process on television. This study used a qualitative methodology with a phenomenological approach by interviewing many television journalists in Medan. Findings in the field show that the majority of television journalists in Medan are worried and afraid to cover coverage in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is due to the spread of the Covid 19 virus in North Sumatra, especially in Medan, which has taken many lives. Television journalists limit themselves to their coverage in the field. This makes them uncomfortable if the coronavirus is transmitted to them and their families which at any time can threaten the life and death of journalists and journalists’ families. Television journalists in Medan said that they would dare to cover the field if there was no more Covid-19 pandemic. The reluctance of television journalists in Medan to cover this field is more or less feared to threaten the future of mass communication in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the reluctance of television journalists as a media gathering to cover, it will become a form of channel blockage between the information provided by television stations and television viewers (public). This is because the role and future of mass communication are still very much dependent on the role of journalists, such as television journalists in providing a diversity of content or content on television broadcasts.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 3rd Jogjakarta Communication Conference (JCC 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-460-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211121.026How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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