SEMARANG- Students of the Undergraduate Program in English Literature, the Faculty of Foreign Language and Culture (FBBA) at Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (Unimus) made a visit to the editorial office of Jawa Pos Radar Semarang on Jalan Veteran Semarang, in Thursday afternoon (July20, 2017). Those joining the visit were students of the second and fourth semester, who take Journalistic. They were accompanied by the Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Language and Culture (Yesika Maya Oktarani., SS., M.Hum.), the lecturer of Journalistic (Sugeng Irianto) and several other lecturers.
“Visiting the editorial office of Jawa Pos Radar Semarang is the closing event of the entire Journalistic lecturing activities “, Sugeng Irianto stated.”It aims at giving the students deeper knowledge in Journalistic from media practitioners directly, to complte the learning in the course,” he added. This course has been taught to fourth semester students of English Literature since three years ago. Two previous visits were made in the editorial and printing office of Suara Merdeka, on Jalan Kaligawe, Semarang.
Meanwhile, Yeika Maya Ocktarani, M.Hum, the dean, gave appreciation and support to this kind of activity. She event had a will to follow this up by initiating partnership with the office, making it possible for the students can do internships in there in the future..
The Unimus side was nicely welcomed by Mr. Arif Riyanto, the editor in chief of Jawa Pos Radar Semarang, Ms. Yuni, the Administration Head, also in charge with internship, and Ms. Tri Waluyoningsih. Lots of knowledge about journalistic has been shared, including editorial management, commercials, up to internship matters. These include how to make the newspaper be able to survive in the digital era.
A couple of students asked about various matters, such as jobs of journalists and editors, commercials, competition with online media, internship, management, etc. The looked enthusiastic when listening to the chief editor’s explanations. Some of those even ask if they could do internships in there in the future. The visit was closed with souvenir handover to each other.