| Husnun and Madrim appreciate UMM Journalistic students' books
Students of Communication Studies UMM launched three books all at once. The three books entitled Internet Menuju Cyber Village, Bukan Fiksi, and Membongkar Ekonomi Politik Media Massa are the works Journalistic Club (JC) UMM students. Marking the launch of those books, Wednesday (10/12), JC held a Book Review that presented Senior Editorial Staff of Malang Post, Husnun N Djuraid, and editorial staff of Gerbangnews, Daniel Al Madrim. Meanwhile, the authors were represented by Winda Hardyanti, Tri Sulistiowati, and Ania Arichira.
Executive Chairman, Tri Sulistiawati, said this was a series event of Journalism Photo Exhibition, 3D Wall Bulletin Competition, News Anchor Contest, film screening, and Awarding Night organized by the Journalistic Competitions since the day before. The event was attended by university students and high school/vocational school students of Malang Raya.
Moreover, books written by students are definitely not an ordinary thing since becoming student writer is still considered luxurious. So far, students are always told that writing a book requires reading a lot and in dept studying whereas it is not so necessary.
"Writing a book should be free to be creative. Use free style. The important thing is the readers understand the mission, vision and objective of the book. Why all this time writing a book is considered heavy? It is because students are only given the understanding that writing should use tight rules. Look, since the first time you have studied at school, you were only introduced to SPOK formula, right?" Daniel criticized.
Daniel also gave a formula that writing needs only telling the real condition. So, the language would not be “raw”, not a copy paste work. Besides, a writer should not be afraid to make concept and the most important is writing.
The same thing was also agreed by Husnun N Djuraid. In his view, it is easier to write a book that tells the experience and facts. Writing a book with tight references requires knowledge and reading culture. The lack of those two would lead to copy paste work.
"Just write what you know. Don’t be afraid on statement about the unscientific or not using complex references. Choose! ‘Heavy’ book which cannot be understood by the readers or the crunchy one which is easy to understand?" challenged Husnun who is also a senior journalist in Malang.
The launched and reviewed book became the 11th book of Communication Studies UMM students for the last two years. In addition, the embryo of Journalistic Club UMM came from writing book too. The event was also held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Communication Studies.
As the author of the book, Tri Sulistiowati hoped that this book would be able to motivate other students in writing a book. She said that her book Bukan Fiksi was written based on her experiences and field observations. "Nothing is hard in writing a book, really. Just be confident," said the student of final semester with pride.
Meanwhile, as a lecturer and also a writer, Winda hoped that the books written by students would stimulate lecturers to write. Writing a book is an evidence of intellectuality and authentic proof to the community. Book would be remembered for a long time.
Moreover, Secretary of the Department, Nurudin, expected the Journalistic students’ creativity would increase along with the published books. He said of targeting at least three books from elaboration of students’ thought. "We certainly appreciate these works as the 25th birthday present for the Department of Communication UMM," said Nurudin. (ren/nas/t_alf)