THE STUDY OF BIAS IN THE JAKARTA POST AND THE JAKARTA GLOBE TOWARDS THE CORRUPTION ERADICATION COMMISSION (KPK) LAW REVISION ISSUE: A CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

Deena Dwi Aprilia

 

ABSTRACT

The object of this research deals with media discourse. There are four selected news articles from two official websites of English-language newspaper in Indonesia; The Jakarta Post and The Jakarta Globe. Concerning with Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) law revision, many news articles have released by these two media. Four news articles have been intentionally selected, two from The Jakarta Post and the rest two from The Jakarta Globe as the main data of this research which are considered to have bias towards KPK. They report the revision proposed by the House of Representative as a negative action which can be dangerous for KPK. In this case, the bias exists. Fairclough’s three dimensional frameworks and Halliday’s systemic functional grammar focuses on Transitivity, Mood and Modality system are applied in this research, in which linguistics features, news production and social contexts are explored. However, the result of this analysis in this research reveals that language in the news articles are never biased-free. As a result, it is suggested to the reader that always be aware and always think twice when reading a news.

Keywords: Bias, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law Revision, Transitivity and Modality System, Three-dimensional Framework, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA).