Lost and Found in the Age of Glocalization : A Framing Analysis of Indonesian Media in Reporting the SDGs

University essay from Jönköping University/HLK, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

Abstract: This is a study of how three national newspapers in Indonesia frame and build the frames of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reportage. Indonesia is one out of the 193 countries who signed the SDGs, which is a form of a globalization project. Using the Critical Discourse Analysis, several articles from Kompas, The Jakarta Post (the JP), and Media Indonesia (MI) are analyzed. By using Lecheller and de Vreese’s stages of framing model, findings of the CDA are then explained and put into the context of frame-building. CDA is also applied through interviewing the editors-in chief to apprehend the professional ideology of media institutions which influences the frame-building and the form of frames in the news.     The study finds that frame in the news of the SDGs reportage in Kompas, MI, and the JP thematizing Indonesia’s achievements within three main themes namely gender equality, partnership, and environment. The introverted domestications with domestic outlook dominate the SDGs reportage. According to the editorial policy makers in the newspapers, the frame-building of frequent absence of the global outlook and extraverted domestication are influenced by the target readers  (Kompas), reader’s occupation and limited human and financial resources (the JP), and the editorial policy of supporting the government (the JP and MI).

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