ACTION RESEARCH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM STUDIES

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Veronika Veronika
Fathia Barnez
Fitri Murfianti

Abstract

Mobile phone and social media are very inherent in human life today. These device and platform then becomes a tool to help or facilitate human life, including working activities. One of them is in the field of journalism.  This is replicated in the journalism curriculum at universities. This study uses action research method to evaluate mobile and social media journalism class at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara.This study aims to know the level of understanding and ability of students related to mobile and social media journalism and the final result or evaluation of the course. This research uses survey and in-depth interview for collecting the data. 87 students took a part in this study; then the result was explored by conducting in-depth interviews with unique  samples of student. The result, students who have taken the mobile and social media journalism course already have the knowledge and ability to use mobile devices and social media platform. The challenge is when they uses a mobile device in the news production process and in the news editing process because of the characteristics of the device (small screen). Knowledge of the specifications of each editing application is very helpful as a mobile journalist. The class will be more ideal with learning how to reporting or hosting news which is very common on social media platform.

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Author Biographies

Fathia Barnez, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara

Communication laboratory assistant, Communication Science Faculty, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara

Fitri Murfianti, Leiden University

Fitri Murfianti completed undergraduate studies at Communication Studies, Padjadjaran University, Bandung (1999), and Master's Degree in Media and Communication, Airlangga University Surabaya (2010). Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology,  Graduate school of Social and behavioral Sciences Leiden University, Netherland. Interest in studies in media and communication concerning internet memes on social media

How to Cite
Veronika, V., Barnez, F., & Murfianti, F. (2021). ACTION RESEARCH FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF MOBILE AND SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM STUDIES. ASPIRATION Journal, 2(2), 153–177. https://doi.org/10.56353/asp.v2i2.28

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