This chapter discusses why for a long time the idea of journalists as industrial employees has been denied or misrecognized by many and often opposing camps; and why such recognition has now become practically unavoidable. It also briefly examines a similar and related phenomenon with reference to other urban sections of the middle-class intelligentsia in today’s turbulent Indonesia.
Heryanto, Ariel and Adi, Stanley Y. (2001) “Industrialization of the Media in Democratizing Indonesia”, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 23(2/August): 327-355.
keywords: Contemporary Southeast Asia, democratization, Indonesia, industrialization, internet, Jakarta-Jakarta literacy, media, post-colonial, Tempo