Invite Media Relatives, UMM Wants to Build Unconscious Press Relationships

Author : Humas | Thursday, March 28, 2024 14:29 WIB
Relatives participate in a series of activities (Photo: Lintang Humas).

Media leaders and journalists from various local and national media attended a gathering and iftar with media relatives held by the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). The agenda held on March 27 became a strategic moment to build relationships with the press beyond conscious realms and sincerely.

UMM Rector Prof. Dr. Nazaruddin Malik, M.Sc., stated that the relationship between UMM and the media should be beyond the conscious realm, not by design or artificial means. The tradition of gathering with the media at UMM has been going on for a long time, since 1997, when the current Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, became rector.

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"Interactions and social cohesion like this will certainly be interesting if they occur beyond the conscious realm because they are closely related to human life. Therefore, good traditions like this indeed need to be continued together," he added.

According to him, UMM and the media have also felt close and have been maintaining relationships sincerely and without manipulation. This means that both have carried out journalistic activities that are balanced, providing checks and balances. When UMM lacks balance, efforts are needed to restore balance. Similarly, with news from the media, checks must be carried out to make it more comprehensive.

Nazar emphasized another important aspect that needs to be highlighted is how to absorb various information produced by the media, especially mainstream media that still exists. UMM must encourage the habit of diligent reading, especially of print and mainstream media. Even now, UMM still subscribes to quite comprehensive newspapers.

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"Every morning, there are six to seven newspapers on our table. We read almost all the publications that are still existent in Indonesia," he explained.

He also briefly explained about John Naisbitt, the author of the best-selling books "Mindset" and "Megatrends". How Naisbitt was able to see and project the state of the world in five, ten, or even 20 years to come. Thus, UMM also strives to build an ecosystem that can make the future better. Some of them are ecosystems of journalistic media, press, publishing, finance and business, and others.

"That way, we can see more clearly what humanity will face in the future. We can plan steps and provide solutions for society. With the 'nutrition' provided by the media and the press, we can find out how the future should be made and designed," he said.

On the other hand, senior journalist Taufik said that this iftar is also a strategic moment for camaraderie with UMM. Moreover, UMM's team routinely provides two to three interesting news releases every day that provide new information for media personnel.

"The quality of UMM's writings, both news releases and opinions, is one of the best and easy to publish. Not much editing is needed, and they're excellent," he concluded. (wil/fajr)



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