How Media Frames Public Policy: Sentiment Analysis of News Headlines Reporting the Extension of PPKM


Introduction The surging number of COVID-19 cases due to the spread of the new Delta variant since the end of June 2021 has forced the Indonesian government to adopt new policy approaches to contain the pandemic. Pemberlakuan Pembatasan Kegiatan Masyarakat […]

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Tone Indicators: A Little Dive-in


Introduction This past decade, the presence of social media has affected and shifted the way people interact. It’s quite known that people—especially the youth—are now more vocal and political. As a lot of social issues get more attention these days, […]

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Cheap and Fast PCR Test: Are We Optimistic?

Travelling during the pandemic may not be preferable for some. However, for others, it is not a matter of choice that one should opt into the hustle and bustle of business trips. Taking a PCR test becomes an additional precondition […]

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Indonesian E-commerce and Shipping Intricacies


“Erase the COD system to save couriers!” “The COD system applied in the marketplace should be reconsidered to ease the burden it puts against couriers. Couriers have no direct relations with the marketplace, sellers, and expedition agents. Protect them with […]

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Top Songs in Decades: The Shifting Pattern and the Linkage to Emotions

Ever heard the elderlies saying how they don’t dig the popular songs nowadays for the reason that it’s not concrete enough? Or how you feel like the old songs don’t capture enough of the essence that you’re looking for, but […]

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How People on Instagram Tell Us about Variants of COVID-19

Based on the information from WHO, there are new variants of COVID-19 mutation which cause the growth of COVID-19 cases day by day. WHO mentioned there are several new names for the variants: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Eta, Iota, Kappa, […]

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Analyzing the Role of Community Bridges in Spreading Information among Indonesian Netizens on Twitter: The Case of #ShopeeTindasKurir


Introduction Discourse surrounding one of the most prominent e-commerce platforms in Indonesia, Shopee, emerged and spread rapidly on Twitter since the evening of April 9, 2021. It began when user @CibiWiranegara posted a screenshot of their conversation with a courier […]

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#ZaskiaMeccaMabokToa: Netizens’ Discussion on the Use of Mosque Megaphones During Ramadan


The use of megaphones as an inseparable part of mosques in Indonesia has long been the subject of debate. Usually, megaphones are being used for adzan and tilawah, while in Ramadan megaphones are also being used to wake people up […]

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Analyzing Popularity Trends of Films by Women Directors


Introduction Women’s representation in cinema, both on- and off-screen, has long been a subject of debate among film practitioners and audience. The most common analysis of cinema is the male gaze theory, which argues that the portrayal of women in […]

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“Spill the Tea” Phenomenon: Gilang Bungkus Case

In the contemporary world, our lives cannot be separated from social media. We update our daily life on many platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Social media makes it easier for people to share stories. For this reason, some […]

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