| Pemimpin Redaksi Trans TV, Gatot Triyanto menjelaskan tentang jurnalisme investigasi di televisi kepada peserta kuliah tamu
Editor in Chief of Trans TV Gatot Triyanto offered journalistic internship for student of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). It was declared directly into many participants of Guest Lecture about Investigative Journalism on Saturday (5/19) at FEB Meeting Hall.
“Anyone who is interested in it, may straight give me a call,” stated Gatot after delivering his speech about an intricacy of investigative report in front of around a hundred of students of Communication Studies Departments and campus journalist.
So far, UMM alumni who worked at Trans TV had shown good work ability. For better preparation to be a journalist even a broadcaster, students had to program the journalistic internship. “Internship is important in order to be familiar and easy to deal with work situation,” added Gatot.
On the contrary, UMM offered Trans TV to take advantage of laboratory in campus for the sake of investigation. A Head of UMM Public Relation Nasrullah stated his readiness to help private TV station to do a research before or even after the investigation. In addition, he stated, lecturers’ and students’ research was important to be published in television.
“I guess, UMM is ready with the facility to give enlightenment for community through a result of the research. Through the investigation and UMM test lab result, hopefully, community will be more aware toward everything around them,” said Nasrullah.
A Vice Rector I of UMM, Prof. Dr. Bambang Widagdo, MM noticed that today, media played strategic role. Many investigations from television had been public talk and brought into their sense. However, in his opinion, if the television was not managed carefully, it will damage the community. “I believe, the choice in communication field to manage information is totally correct,” said the Vice Rector I when he opened the event.
In addition, Gatot confirmed a contradiction when they want to cover or published the result of investigation. For the example, it was about some food contained hazardous substance. It was really contradiction because the result involved a problem related to society in low economy level such as a seller of “bakso”, the seller of food in school, and seller of salted fish, etc. Consequently, if the show was published, their sale turnover will be declined. In fact, not all of the sellers were involved in the action of cheating.
“It is like as we face double edge sword. If the result is published, we are worried for its impact to the other sellers. Otherwise, if it does not be published, there will be a lot of community who do not aware of being a victim. Besides, I also have another point that the sellers do not know about the hazard of the substance,” stated Gatot.
In the discussion, there were also some critics for Trans TV. Many participants asked about whether any frauds in reporting the news. Did not it is a kind of co modification by taking the advantage from a source. “Why does not Trans TV empower the low economy level societies who are harmed as it was stated before by performing CSR for them,” asked lecturer of Communication Studies Department Frida Kusumastuti.
To respond those questions, Gatot felt happy and say his grateful for the critics and suggestions. For him, an idea of investigation came up from any places including that forum.
“I guess the idea of performing CSR for society in low economy level is interesting. Trans TV has CSR, hut it is not in news division. This idea will be delivered to a management,” stated Gatot.
Gatot hoped, he could have more discussion with UMM students. He was impressed by this private university that has been big. “I am ready to drop by if some time I visit Malang again,” stated Gatot, a classmate of Prof. Dr. Ir Noorharini, the lecturer of Faculty of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry UMM in ITB. (nov/uci/nas/t_vik)