Bridging the Gap Alternative Journalism and Hoax in Social Media Era

Isma Adila, Ika Rizki Yustisia


This research addresses how the picture of alternative media sites development in Indonesia. Given the presence of a gap for alternative media to bridge the public interest and counter to the phenomenon of hoax in Indonesia, this research tries to explore how alternative media presents itself as a public sphere and how the   editorial form of alternative media. The truth in the making, speed versus   accuracy, and verification process deficiency by journalists then becoming   much-debated issue in an online journalism practices. This often makes online   media—including mainstream media—are susceptible to produce fake news and hoax. Alternatively, there are several online media that try to offer different perspectives. These media are not part of mainstream media and offer new concepts in presenting news. For these media, accuracy is a more important aspect to be   pursued than speed. Theirnews reporting guidelines is based on data and research. They also provide a medium for audiences to give their comment or conduct a   discussion related to specific news. Some of them ccombine news portals with   social media platforms. Those are,,, and These media bringing out our understanding to alternative forms of media. Alternative media is characterized by the presence of counter-information and counter-hegemony. Alternative media is a type of mass media that seeks to challenge the dominant form of capitalist mode from the aspects of media production, media structure, its content, distribution, and reception (meaning of messages).


Alternative Media; Hoax and Fake News; Online Media; Media-morphosis

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