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The Representation of Selected Investigation Cases by Tempos Editor on Tempo Weekly Magazine Cover

The Representation of Selected Investigation Cases by Tempos Editor on Tempo Weekly Magazine Cover
PUTRI SAHANI
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Putri Sahani, 210110120390. This thesis is titled “The Representation of Selected Investigation Cases by ‘Tempo’s’ Editor on ‘Tempo’ Weekly Magazine Cover “.  The primary advisor is Dr. Hj. Nuryah Asri Sjafirah, S.Sos., M.Si  and the vice advisor is Maimon Herawati, S.Sos., M.Litt. Department of Journalism Studies, Faculty of Communication Science, Padjadjaran University.
The purpose of this study is to identify meaning created by Tempo through illustration cover of several cases which became main report of ‘Tempo’ Weekly News Magazine. This study used qualitative research method, specifically using the semiotics analysis method by Roland Barthes to analyze the denotation, connotation, and myths meaning from Tempo Weekly News Magazine, 7-13 March 2016 edition.
The result is Tempo Weekly News Magazine illustration Cover 7-13 March 2016 edition tries to show that corruption cases in Indonesia are very hard to reveal. But, Tempo keep trying to reveal them by investigation reported.
The conclusion is Tempo seems trying to convince the public that it is the reliable media that counted in reporting corruption cases. Anonymous resources which often appear in the report are the way to protect the resource itself.
The researcher suggests that Tempo should depic someone’s face more distinct so that public can recognize easily. Then Tempo should be cautious using and placing the signs in their illustration cover so public will not miss perception.

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