rapid advancement in information and communications technology has changed the needs of society
towards information. The demand for
quick and up-to-date
news has increased. This dynamic certainly impacted the diplomatic world.
must adapt in order to be able to work within the reality of the development and modernity of
technology and information. The diplomats must also adapt to changes that
require them to be alert and react quickly.
development underlies the drive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to continue developing diplomats’ skills in writing. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs'
Centre for Education and Training (Pusdiklat Kemlu) held a special session themed
Characteristics and Strategies in Writing Online News for The 58th
batch of the Mid-career Diplomatic Training Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Sesdilu), Jakarta (13/3). This session discussed utilizing online media for
to the Chief Editor of detik.com, Iin
Yumiyanti, there are 5 characteristics of ideal news in online media, which are: being effective and not
being excessive; being significant so that the public wants to know; focus on
writing that is limited and firm;
presenting the latest idea or news; and being spirited so that the news can put
the information in the right perspective.
She added that the mastery of the five ideal elements can be a valuable provision for the diplomats to present aquick
and accurate news to the public related to the official duties, both during the
domestic and overseas duties.
the online media newsmakers are required to
provide news quickly,
they must be able to
being able to get and compile news, they must also be able to take photos and
videos that can
support the news. This is what I called as 3-in-1 journalism,” she added.
also explained that online media is required to build dynamic and continuous
communication with readers, which means that
online media should be careful in creating a features that allow an interactive relationship
between the managers
and readers, as well as among the readers. In addition, the online media
also be updated
continuously and bring more variety and images.
creating online news is done as
quickly as possible, the editing process is not ignored. It is needed to
maintain the quality and accuracy of the news.
media continues to flourish in the country. Until now, the number of Indonesian
online media totals approximately 3.000 media, 267 of which have been
registered and 77 others
the Press Council. The rise of online media development is caused by news consumers who have limited time so that
they need real-time news. (Source: Pusdiklat/Yo2k)