Features of Indonesian Media Buzzer on Islamic Issues

Indah, Rohmani Nur and Zuhdy, Halimi (2018) Features of Indonesian Media Buzzer on Islamic Issues. Presented at 1st Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Media (AICOLLIM), November 2018, UIN Malang.

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Abstract

This paper explores the features of media buzzer in Indonesia when broadcasting Islamic issues. Media buzzer often becomes the compass of conversational discourse that develops in society that may contain various interests including religious interest. This study employs descriptive qualitative method in examining the media buzzer that placed itself as the 'mouthpiece' of Islam so that it became the focus of analysis. Islamic media buzzer is varied in its efforts to capture the sympathy of netizens. The finding shows the pattern that the posts make use of images or illustrations as visual support that manifests distinct modes of knowledge to reach reader’s better understanding. The media buzzers also make use of story to accentuate emotional and surprising element. Another obvious pattern deals with the length of the post. The longer postings are meant to remind readers using supports such as citation, Arabic quotes, prayers and final comment. Whereas, they tend to proscribe readers in shorter postings. By framing the features of the media buzzer conversing on Islamic issues in Indonesia, Islamic netizen needs to operate their higher order thinking skills to identify the distinct concept and point of view offered in the posts.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Critical thinking; Islamic issues; Media buzzer; Social media
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200313 Indonesian Languages
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 15:02

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