The Reformation Project

Multimedia Website About Social Justice Issues

My Biography

About Me

A passionate journalist with the ability to research, write, and produce comprehensive and meaningful multimedia stories.

Education

August 2015- May 2017

Master’s Degree in Journalism

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

September 2000- September 2005

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Communication Design

Faculty of Art and Design

Tarumanagara University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Internship

February – May 2017

Journalism and Communications Intern at a non-profit organization that promotes successful re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals: The Fortune Society, Long Island City, NY.

Job & responsibilities include:

  • Write video scripts, shoot and edit videos about Fortune’s clients, participants, and staffs
  • Research and write blogs/articles about Fortune’s services for its website
  • Monitor media coverage about criminal  justice reform and post the news to its website
  • Help to maintain the organization’s social media account
  • Archive all of the press-related clips (videos, news articles)
  • Maintain and update Fortune’s website (navigate the back-end on WordPress)

Work Experience

TV

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (2013-2015) at Tempo Media Group Tbk., Jakarta 

A nationwide media company (print: newspaper and weekly magazine, and online)

  • Hosted a TV talk show focusing on the state budget and economic policies
  • Produced a TV news bulletin covering current affairs, art, and social-cultural issues
  • Produced TV talk shows: write the rundown, the questions (Terms of Reference), covering national issues
  • Assisted the process of pre-production, production, and post-production of the talk shows
  • Produced short-form multimedia stories on the web: Tempo.co.id

Radio

REPORTER (2010-2012) at PT. Media Lintas Inti Nusantara

The largest private radio news agency in Indonesia KBR, Jakarta

  • Did daily coverage (current affairs, breaking news)
  • Researched and made radio features’ scripts
  • Focused in international desk (researched and translated news about global issues from English to Bahasa), translating and re-packaging news stories from the United Nations Radio regularly
  • Hosted a radio talk show discussing environment topics: renewable energy resource, government’s policies on energy, land conflicts, etc.

SPECIAL COVERAGES:

  • April 2010

6TH Assembly of World Movement for Democracy, Jakarta, Indonesia

–  Made flash radio news stories during the event

–  Interviewed some of the participants representing every region of the world, especially from developing democratic countries such as Venezuela, Malaysia, and Burma. We discussed the burdens faced by those countries during the implementation of democracy and whether democracy was in alignment with the majority of people’s welfare

  • June 2011

Micro-Hydro Plant at District of Luwu, South Sulawesi (sponsored by the World Bank)

– Did in-depth interviews with villagers about how the renewable energy resource (micro hydropower) has positively impacted their daily lives and improved their economies

Made a radio feature story

  • October 2013

21st Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) at Nusa Dua, Bali

– Made and hosted a news bulletin during the event

– Interviewed some of the ambassadors, ministers, analysts on various topics such as infrastructures, security and defense, regional economies, and cooperations between members of APEC

Magazine

WRITER/EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (2008-2009) at PT. Maximillian, Jakarta

The publisher of English-language hospitality magazine, Maxx-M

  • Researched and brainstormed ideas/issues, especially about culture, women’s issues, and urban lifestyle
  • Contacted sources, conducted interviews, and wrote articles

REPORTER (2006-2007) at PT. Sentra Info Bisnis Konsultama, Jakarta

The pioneer publisher of urban community monthly magazine in Indonesia

  • Researched and brainstormed ideas and issues on parenting, women, children, health and lifestyle
  • Held in-depth interview and wrote articles regularly

Honors

2012

Runner Up of Radio Features Competition

Voice of America (VOA) and Indonesian Association for Media Development (PPMN)
 “Sexual Violence Survivors Seeking Justice”

A group of women formed Lentera Indonesia, a support group for rape and sexual abuse survivors. They told their personal stories about how they had survived, and the difficult situations they had gone through since many of the women’s perpetrators were among their relatives. They also had to face rejection and social stigma, both from the society and the law enforcement officers who were mostly reluctant to collect sufficient evidence in the investigation process due to the lack of gender awareness.

2011

Finalist of Radio Features Competition

Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) and The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF)
 Children of Cinangka Battling Against Illegal Smelting Industries

A story of children in Cinangka, West Java who were inflicted by illegal smelting of used batteries, which was managed by local companies. The story derived from the data from the Indonesia’s NGO Joint Committee for Leaded Gasoline Phase-Out (KPBB) with the Blacksmith Institute. The organizations revealed a high contamination of chemical poison underneath Cinangka’s soil. The poisonous metal levels in the soil reached 270.000 ppm (parts per million), while the World Health Organization’s recommended threshold is only 400 ppm.  The harmful effects have caused mental disorders and physical disabilities to children in Cinangka’s area.

Skills

Maintain website using Content Management System (WordPress)

Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo)

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Docs

Research key issues, make storyline/ storyboard, interview, write video script

Shoot video with professional (broadcast-standard) camera

Photography with DSLR camera

Edit audio on Adobe Audition

Edit video on Adobe Premiere Pro

Edit images, create fliers and posters on Adobe Photoshop

Software and Content Management System (CMS) Knowledge

  • ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CC: 80%
  • ADOBE AUDITION: 75%
  • ADOBE PHOTOSHOP: 50%
  • WordPress: 60%

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