E3S Web Conf.
Volume 202, 2020The 5th International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Information System (ICENIS 2020)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Socio-Culture and Environment|
|Published online||10 November 2020|
Covid Economic Policy and Media Response: an Analysis of Culture and Media Content
1 Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Diponegoro, Kampus Undip Tembalang, Semarang – 50275, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
2 Department of Linguistics , Faculty of Humanities, University of Diponegoro, Kampus Undip Tembalang, Semarang – 50275, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study explores the media's response to Indonesia's economic strategy in overcoming the impact of Covid-19 based on the assumption with the worst scenario, Indonesia will deal with an economic slowdown of minus 0.4%. Most research shows the public response to the implementation of economic strategies gives a positive perception, but not necessarily with the media response. This research was conducted from 1 April to 30 April 2020, designed using content and culture analysis methods to reveal how the media responds to national economic policies with data sources from the news media. The unit of analysis in this research is news and opinions from media people (newspeople). Analysis was carried out with a taxonomic model to the national media Kompas, Detik, and Tempo to find patterns of media response. The study found that media response patterns manifested in 3 patterns: (a) supportive, (b) neutral, and (c) resistant. In general, the supporting pattern is the most prominent in the three media. This pattern is dominant because the media considers the best attitude in a crisis situation is the concern of the state. The media sees this form of concern as reflected in the economic strategy adopted to deal with the impact of Covid-19. To maintain positive media perceptions, researchers recommend that the government needs to continue to protect and mitigate vulnerable groups that are experiencing economic damage by implementing two strategies: (a) basic needs access or meeting basic needs, and (b) sustainability livelihood access or providing opportunities for vulnerable groups to have sustainable livelihoods.
Key words: Covid-19 / Media Response / Content and Cultural Analysis / National Economic Policy
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