How is the Presentation of the First Final Project in Communication which is created on In-Depth Coverage TV Program format?

Ivan Renaldi was the first student in the history of Communication Department on UII who worked on his Final Project in the form of an In-Depth Reporting TV Program. The issue is also unique, about the differently abled people (diffable) that are both athletes and students. The challenge is that he needs to explore the depth of emotional and chronic daily diffable that are the subject of his coverage. The approach is also unusual. This is something that is not easy to do. One can get caught up in the coverage of begging and selling the Diffable grief.

That is how Ivan felt when he underwent six months of in-depth news program production led by Journalism cluster specialist lecturer: R. Narayana Mahendra Prastya. At this time, Ivan had to present his work in the form of Screening Works as a stage in completing the Final Project. This Final Project Screening was held in the 3rd floor Audio Visual Communication Room on August 20, 2019. During the screening which was attended by dozens of participants, Ivan was publicly tested and trained directly to face a wide audience in presenting his work. In the end, the input, critics, and response from the audience of the screening of this work will be inputed to the revision of the initial work of this Final Project.

Actually, Ivan did not complete the final project project of this news video program smoothly. Ivan revealed at first he could not understand the sign language. He finally met and spoke with the teacher from a Diffable athlete who would be reported. The teacher advised him to speak slowly. “They can read mouth movements. If it’s difficult, I type the question. For the mentally retarded, I don’t interview them, because the communication is difficult, “Ivan answered when asked by Zakiyyah Ainun, one of the participants of the batch 2017 of Communication Department, about how to communicate with diffable subjects.

There are athletes with diffablity who are covered to take a sport that is not mainstream: bocce! Bocce is a sport that requires athletes to roll a ball almost bigger than a tennis ball towards the many colorful balls available a few meters away. If a rolled ball approaches or hits one of the target balls, then it is considered to be a winner and has a high value.

Screening the final project also requires students to invite ‘judges’ or commentators from professional circles. It functions as an expert view. That afternoon Rifqi Ardita, a journalist at Detik.com, who was assigned the role of analyzing Ivan’s work. After the program began with the screening of Ivan’s video which lasted approximately 21 minutes, Rifqi was asked to comment on it both from a technical, ideas, point of view, until the concept of Ivan’s as the journalist.

According to Rifqi, who is daily at the detik.com at sports desk, diffable is an interesting issue. They can stir emotions. Unfortunately Ivan did not enter the emotional part. Ivan should be able to see how the expression, how the family constraints and others. “There are still minimal shoot of expression. It is the most important thing in the reportage. In addition, the tripod must not be forgotten. Technically the shooting must be improved, said Rifqi.

Whereas Bilal Prama, a 2015 Communication student, appreciated Ivan’s work as a new alternative in making the final project. The previous final project tended a lot to film and photo production. “This is only the final project. Can you explain the process, what should be done?” Bilal said while responding and asking.

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What about daily life in Europe?

This is the second part of these writing.

Masduki also talked about the difficulty in worshiping in Germany rather than in Indonesia. This is about the weather and Muslims, who are in fact a minority. According to him, the most difficult was to implement the third pillar of Islam: Fasting with long days and extreme heat, “Fasting is the most severe, because in Germany it is dawn at 3 a clock and break the fasting at 10 p.m,” said Masduki.

About the pilgrimage that Masduki traveled directly from Germany, there were indeed many questions from colleagues and friends. Masduki explained, indeed the pilgrimage from Europe was easier, the waiting list was faster. “But it is rather more expensive,” he said. But don’t think you can just travel to Germany and then go straight to Hajj. “The conditions must have a minimum residence visa at least 1 year, and of course only those who work permanently or further study,” said Masduki based on his experience some time ago.

Masduki said, it must also be difficult to find a mosque. Mosques in Germany are not like in Indonesia where the call to prayer (Azan) is heard or can be seen from the dome physically. The mosque does not appear physically and only seen on Google Map. There are no call to prayer through loudspeakers like at Indonesia. Its physical form resembles an ordinary building or house. If you open the door, then the room is spread out like a mosque. “If in the UK it is disguised as an Islamic Center,” he explained.

In addition to food that is certainly not all halal, adaptation to extreme weather now due to climate change is also a problem. For example when undergoing fasting earlier. Adaptation with a completely new environment like this does need strategy and endurance. Masduki was greatly helped by, for example, city orientation workshops, networking with Indonesian Student Associations abroad, and also asking many advisers. Even so, he also helped a lot by Germany people who turned out to have more attention on Indonesia, for example in his art, culture, and others.

Masduki juga bercerita soal sulitnya melakukan ibadah di Jerman ketimbang di Indonesia. Ini kaitannya dengan cuaca dan muslim yang memang jadi minoritas. Menurutnya, paling sulit itu melaksanakan rukun islam yang ketiga: Puasa dengan harinya panjang dan panasnya ekstrim, ”Puasa itu paling berat, karena di Jerman itu subuhnya jam 3 lebih sedikit dan buka puasanya jam 10 malam,” ungkap Masduki.

Soal ibadah haji yang dijalani Masduki berangkat langsung dari Jerman, memang muncul banyak pertanyaan dari kolega dan teman. Masduki menjelaskan, memang ibadah haji dari eropa lebih mudah, daftar tunggunya lebih cepat. “tapi memang agak lebih mahal,” katanya. Namun jangan dikira anda bisa sekadar travelling ke Jerman lalu bisa langsung berangkat haji. “Syaratnya harus punya visa tinggal minimal 1 tahun, dan itu tentu hanya mereka yang bekerja menetap atau studi lanjut,” cerita Masduki berdasar pengalamannya beberapa waktu lalu.

Bagi Masduki, pasti sulit juga mencari masjid. Masjid di Jerman tak seperti di Indonesia yang kalau azan berkumandang terdengar atau bisa dilihat dari kubahnya saja. Masjid tak tampak fisiknya dan hanya terlihat di Google Map. Tidak ada azan lewat pengeras suara. Bentuk fisiknya menyerupai gedung atau rumah biasa. Jika sudah membuka pintunya, barulah terhampar ruang seperti masjid. “Kalau di Inggris malah disamarkan menjadi Islamic Centre,” paparnya lagi.

Selain makanan yang pastinya tak semua halal, adapatasi dengan cuaca akstrim kini akibat perubahan iklim juga jadi masalah. Contohnya saat menjalani puasa tadi. Adaptasi dnegan lingkungan yang sama sekali baru macam ini memang perlu strategi dan daya tahan. Masduki banyak terbantu dengan misalnya workshop orientasi kota, berjejaring dengan Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia di luar negeri, dan juga banyak bertanya pada pembimbing. Meski begitu, ia juga banyak terbantu juga dengan orang-orang jerman yang ternyata lebih punya banyak perhatian pada indonesia, misal pada seninya, budayanya, dan lain- lain.

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Bagaimana belajar hingga adaptasi dengan cuaca dan makanan di negeri orang?

Cekrak-cekrek! Suara kamera DSLR dan bunyi kamera ponsel menyeruak di ruang meeting Hotel Eastparc. Seorang doktor baru dari Komunikasi UII baru saja berpose bersama Ketua Prodi Komunikasi UII, sambil mengangkat kaos bertuliskan komunikAsi, sebuah kaos yang sengaja dibuat paska raihan akreditasi A kembali oleh progam studi ini. Ini jadi sebuah kabar baik beruntun buat komunikasi UII: dapat akreditasi A lagi, dan doktor dari Jerman sekaligus. Ya, Masduki, dosen Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII, sudah rampung memertahankan disertasinya berjudul Public Service Broadcasting in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia di depan penguji pada 18 Juli 2019. “Ujian di Jerman ujian doctorralnya sederhana, tenang, dan tidak mewah. Tak seperti Indonesia dan Belanda yang punya tradisi yang dibangun dengan ujian sakral, mewah dan ramai,” kata Masduki.

Masduki, dalam kesempatan pada Rapat Koordinasi Kerja prodi pada 9 Agustus 2019, bercerita banyak hal yang dapat kita pelajari dari perjalanan akademiknya di Jerman selama tiga tahun ini. Pembelajaran-pembelajaran muncul bahkan dari hal-hal yang tidak biasa dihadapi di Indonesia, terutama di Yogyakarta. Misalnya dari perbandingan kultur antara Jerman (eropa) dan Indonesia.

Indonesia, misalnya, masih fokus pada hal-hal yang sifatnya material. Orang masih sibuk urus bagaimana makan, bagaimana keamanan harta benda, bagaimana rumah dan lain sebagainya. Sedangkan, ”Orang-orang Jerman bahkan sudah Post-Material,” kata Masduki. Misalnya orang-orang Jerman sudah bicara soal berbagi dengan orang lain. Maka tak heran bila banyak pengungsi dari syria, afganistan, dan lain-lain yang disambut dengan “Welcome Refugee”.

Pembicaraan tentang kebebasan berpendapat, rasa kepedulian sosial, dan post-religius sudah jadi bahasan utama di Jerman. Post-religius menganggap agama itu pribadi. Gereja hanya jadi tempat wisata orang non eropa. “Sudah tidak ada jamaahnya kecuali datang kalau mau nikah di gereja,” tambahnya.

Tapi intinya, kata Masduki, tradisi akademik di universitas kelas dunia seperti Institute of Communication Studies & Media Research (IfKW), Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU Munich) memang berbeda. Misalnya cara mahasiswa interaksi dengan dosen. “Mahasiswa di Jerman, kalau ibaratnya ini gelas, dia dianggap sudah ada isi 70 – 80 persen isi gelasnya,” kata Masduki. Di sana dosen kasih reading dan di kelas akan ditanyakan dan proses diskusi berlangsung di sana, jelas Masduki. Posisinya saat itu mahasiswa sudah siap semua. Masduki menjelaskan dosen memeberikan tugas review paper dan penulisan lain maka tak heran bila perpustakaan penuh untuk baca dan kirim tugas.

Belum lagi ada segudang workshop yang sayang untuk dilewatkan dengan sistem registrasi yang ramah lingkungan: pendaftaran online. Misalnya bagi mahasiswa asing ada workshop orientasi kota, atau ada juga workshop academic writing (pelatihan penulisan akademik) untuk menulis karya tulis akademik baik tesis maupun disertasi.

Masduki berpesan, “Kalau mau membangun jaringan (di dunia akademisi komunikasi) maka rajin dan aktiflah di International Communication Association (ICA) dan International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR),” kata Masduki. Para forum itu, anda akan banyak bertemu dengan tokoh-tokoh pemikir di dunia komunikasi yang sering kita baca bukunya sebagai rujukan. Misalnya, kata Masduki, ia bisa bertemu Graham Murdoch, penulis buku Handbook Ekonomi Politik Komunikasi di forum-forum itu. Pada forum internasional itu, bagi sivitas akademika yang berminat melanjutkan studi, bisa berdiskusi dengan banyak profesor soal tema kajian yang diangkat. “Di sana banyak profesor yang sering hadir di tidak ikut jadi presenter konferensi, justru untuk melihat perkembangan studi ilmu komunikasi dunia kekinian, nah anda bisa pendekatan dengan profesor itu di sini,” ceritanya. Cara ini justru lebih besar peluangnya untuk mendapatkan pendampingan dari profesor yang diinginkan ketika akan studi lanjut di luar negeri. Cara ini lebih manjur ketimbang mengirim proposal disertasi secara acak ke sembarang profesor dengan harapan mereka tertarik dengan ide kita, katanya lagi.

Jika beruntung, rajin menulis paper, dan rajin berjejaring, anda bisa juga ikut konferensi di beberapa negara secara gratis sekaligus wisata. Paparan Masduki bukan semata isapan jempol. Ia misalnya bisa ikut konferensi tentang Kebebasan Pers sambil pulang kampung, dibiayai pulang pergi. “Waktu itu ada World Press Freedom Day di Jakarta, panitianya tertarik dengan paper saya, ya sudah saya katanya dibiayai ke indonesia. Lho saya pulang kampung gratis, nih?” tanyanya pada panitia yang sejurus kemudian diiyakan. Bukan hanya ke Indonesia, tapi juga ke konferensi beberapa negara lain.

Meski begitu, menurut Masduki, tak selamanya setiap penerima beasiswa bisa seperti ini. Banyak juga peraturan dari pemberi beasiswa yang ketat dan membuat penerima jadi tak bisa bergerak bebas selain fokus pada studinya. Maka perlu kiranya pencari beasiswa jeli memilih dan memilah pemberi beasiswa. Beasiswa dengan studi ke Jerman banyak sekali kata Masduki. Beragam jenisnya dan kriterianya. Misalnya anda bisa mencoba beasiswa IGSP (Indonesia Germany Scholarship Program) sebuah beasiswa dari Jerman untuk orang Indonesia lewat pemerintah Indonesia. Ada juga DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service), hans shiedel (beasiswa studi dan riset) , Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, atau juga dari lembaga seperti Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.

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How to study to adapt to the academic tradition, weather, and food in other countries?

Click, Snap! The sound of a Digital SLR camera and the sound of a smartphone camera burst in the Eastparc Hotel meeting room. A new philosopy of doctor from UII’s Communication Department  has just posed with the Head of the Communication Department of UII, while raising a T-shirt that reads “Communication” with a big “A”, a t-shirt that was intentionally made after achieving A accreditation of this department. This is a successive good news for Communication Department: We get A accreditation (again), and a doctor from university at Germany at the same time. Yeah, Masduki, a lecturer in the Communication Deparment at UII, has finished defending his dissertation entitled Public Service Broadcasting in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia in front of examiners on July 18, 2019. “The German examination is simple, calm and not luxurious. Unlike Indonesia and the Netherlands, which has a tradition built with sacred, luxurious and lively tests, ” said Masduki.

Masduki, share the stoy of him at Coordination Meeting of Communication Department, on August 9, 2019, that He told us many things that we can learn from his academic journey in Germany for three years. Learning arises even from things that are not commonly faced in Indonesia, especially in Jogjakarta. For example from the comparison of cultures between Germany (Europe) and Indonesia.

Indonesia, for example, still focuses on material matters. People are still busy taking care of how to eat, how to secure property, how to house and so forth. Meanwhile, “The Germans are even Post-Material,” said Masduki. For example, Germans have talked about sharing with others. So no wonder that many refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and others were welcomed with a “Welcome Refugee”.

Talks about freedom of opinion, social concern, and post-religious have become the main topics in Germany. Post-religious considers religion personal. The church is only a tourist spot for non-Europeans. “There is no congregation except to come if you want to get married in the church,” he added.

But the point is, said Masduki, academic traditions at world-class universities such as the Institute of Communication Studies & Media Research (IfKW), Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU Munich) are indeed different. For example the way students interact with lecturers. “Students in Germany, if this is like a glass, it is assumed that 70-80 percent of the contents are already filled,” said Masduki. Lecturers always give a book reading and it will be asked in the classroom and the discussion process takes place there, explained Masduki. At that time the students were already supposed ready. Masduki explained that the lecturer gave paper review and other writing assignments so it was not surprising that the library was full of reader and students that want to send assignments.

Not to mention there are a myriad of workshops that are a pity to pass up with an environmentally friendly registration system: online registration. For example for foreign students there is a city orientation workshop, or there is also an academic writing workshop to write academic papers both theses and dissertations.

Masduki advised, “If you want to build a network (in the world of communication academics), be diligent and active in the International Communication Association (ICA) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR),” said Masduki. The forum, you will meet a lot of thinkers in the world of communication that we often read his book as a reference. For example, said Masduki, he could meet Graham Murdoch, author of the Political Communication Handbook at the forums. At the international forum, academicians who are interested in continuing their studies can discuss with many professors the theme of the study. “There are many professors who are often present at not participating as conference presenters, instead to see the development of communication studies in the contemporary world, now you can approach with the professor here,” he said. This method is even more likely to get assistance from the desired professor when going to study abroad. This method is more effective than sending random dissertation proposals to any professor in the hope that they are interested in our ideas, he said again.

If lucky, diligently writing papers, and diligently networking, you can also participate in conferences in several countries for free as well as travel. Masduki’s exposure is not merely a figment. For example, he could take part in a conference on Freedom of the Press while returning home, financed to and from home. “At that time there was a World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, the committee was interested in my paper, yes, I said it was funded to Indonesia. So I go home for free, right?” He asked the committee, which was agreed with a moment later. Not only to Indonesia, but also to conferences in several other countries.

 

Even so, according to Masduki, not every scholarship recipient can always be like this. There are also many regulations from scholarship providers that are strict and make recipients unable to move freely apart from focusing on their studies. So it is necessary for observant scholarship seekers to choose and sort out scholarship providers. Masduki said many scholarships for studying in Germany. Various types and criteria. For example, you can try the IGSP (Indonesia Germany Scholarship Program) scholarship from Germany for Indonesians through the Indonesian government. There are also DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service), Hans Shiedel (scholarship study and research), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, or also from institutions such as Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.

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Apa saja yang bisa mahasiswa lakukan bersama tim di International Program (IP) Komunikasi UII?

Jika anda belum banyak tahu soal program internasional di Komunikasi UII, kini saatnya berkenalan. Mari menyelami seluk beluk International Program yang berdiri pada 2018 ini. Hal pertama yang bisa anda lakukan dalam program studi ini misalnya melakukan beragam proyek pengembangan skill, karakter, dan pengalaman internasional kerangka proyek perjalanan dan kompetisi internasional P2A (Passage to Asean) seperti tahun-tahun sebelumnya. (link)

Anda juga dapat melakukan pertukaran pengetahuan dalam kelas-kelas kuliah dengan bahasa inggris. Proses pembelajaran day to day dengan menggunakan bahasa inggris memungkinkan terbentuknya suasana akademik yang kondusif. Kondusif dalam arti memperkuat soft skill kepemimpinan di masa depan dengan beragam program penguatan karakter. Beberapa program ke depan juga akan dilaksanakan melibatkan mahasiswa sebagai pusat pembelajaran seperti program magang internasional dan program pemberdayaan komunitas internasional.

Sebagai mahasiswa Program internasional, anda memiliki kebebasan akademik untuk melakukan studi dan penelitian pada beragam tema kajian pada 6 klaster. 6 Klaster itu seperti Komunikasi Geografi, Komunikasi Visual, Jurnalisme, Public Relation, Komunikasi Pemberdayaan, dan Regulasi dan Kebijakan Komunikasi.

Selama 4 tahun, atau sekira 8 semester, anda akan menjalani 144 SKS yang dibagi sekira 20-24 SKS selama 4 tahun masa kuliah. Dari 20-24 SKS jika dipilah bisa mencakup 6-8 mata kuliah per semester. Anda bisa memilih 4 peminatan khusus juga seperti Jurnalisme, Public Relation, Media Kreatif, dan yang terakhir Kajian Media. Pada semester ke-7 mahasiswa dapat menguji kemampuannya mengaplikasikan teorinya dalam kerja akademis seperti membuat karya tulis akademik atau proyek tugas akhir seperti produksi film dokumenter, foto, produksi program berita, atau produksi media kreatif yang lain.

 

What can students do in the International Program (IP) of Communication Department?


If you don’t know much about the international program at Communication Department of UII, now it’s time to get acquainted. Let’s dive into details of the International Program, which was established in 2018. The first thing you can do in this program is for example to conduct various skills development projects, characters, and international experience in the framework of a P2A (Passage to Asean) international travel and competition project as in previous years. (link)

You can also exchange knowledge in lecture classes with English. The day to day learning process using English allows the formation of a conducive academic atmosphere. Conducive in the sense of strengthening the soft leadership skills of the future with a variety of character strengthening programs. Some future programs will also be implemented involving students as centers of learning such as international internships and international community empowerment programs.

As an international program student, you have the academic freedom to conduct studies and research on a variety of study themes in 6 clusters. 6 Clusters such as Geographic Communication, Visual Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Empowerment Communication, and Regulation and Communication Policy.

For 4 years duration, or approximately 8 semesters, you will undergo 144 credits (points) divided into approximately 20-24 credits for 4 years of courses. From 20-24 (credits) points if sorted, it can cover 6-8 courses per semester. You can choose 4 special interests as well as Journalism, Public Relations, Creative Media, and finally Media Studies. In the 7th semester students can test their ability to apply their theories in academic work such as making academic papers or final project projects such as documentary film production, photos, news program production, or other creative media productions.

After more than a year of the funeral of Amir Effendi Siregar, the family of Communication Departmennt conducted a ceremony and sprinkling flowers at Amir Effendi Siregar’s cemetery. Bang Amir, Amir Effendi Siregar’s nickname. is a founder figure of Communication Department of UII. This activity which was held on August 2, 2019, was participated by staff, Uniicoms TV crew, Lecturers, and Staff of the Nadim, The Center for Alternative Media Documentation and Studies (PSDMA) of Communication Department.

Through a trip from the Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) to the west, all of Communication Departement’s family arrived at Bang Amir’s cemetery at the Government Public Cemetery in Sleman. The procession began with each audience sprinkling flowers on Bang Amir’s grave. After that, a joint prayer was conducted led by Anang Hermawan, one of the lecturers in the first batch of this department.

“Bang Amir was a former founder of Communication Science/ Communcication Department and emphasized that this department must be exist at UII,” said Anang Hermawan. He also preached and expressed his gratitude at the Bang Amir tomb that Bang Amir’s struggle had now, at least, been fruitful, one of which was by achieving grade A on accreditation test again.

“Pak Anang is filled with tears, he remembers his struggle and we all build the vision of this department,” said Puji Hariyanti, current Head of the Communication Department. According to Anang, all of Communications Department’s Family must respect the struggle of the founders, the teachers who preceded us, reflected on, and continued Bang Amir’s ideals.

Bang Amir is a figure who fought for the UII’s Communication Department in the 2004s who was also very influential for the establishment of this department. He also emphasized and conceptualized the UII’s Communication Department which had the concentration/ specialization on Media Management studies, the only one in Indonesia at that time. Bang Amir pioneered it with Anang Hermawan, Masduki, and several lecturers in the first generation at that time. Up and down, helter-skelter to make network, it can even make this office like a second home,”We used to make reports and student activities, we had to stay overnight, until that’s the struggle,” said Topari, one of the former staff at that time, who has now a career as a teacher in a state school in Gunung Kidul.

“We hope we can continue his ideals. In order to commemorate our founders, yesterday it was accredited as well, we think it is necessary to remember our founders,” Anang said on the middle of ceremony.

Setelah lebih dari satu tahun wafatnya Bang Amir Effendi Siregar, dan juga bersamaan dengan telah diraihnya Akreditasi A Prodi Komunikasi UII, keluarga Prodi Komunikasi UII melakukan takziah dan tabur bunga di makam Amir Effendi Siregar. Bang Amir, panggilan akrab Amir Effendi Siregar. adalah satu tokoh pendiri Komunikasi UII. Kegiatan tabur bunga yang diadakan pada 2 Agustus 2019, ini diikuti oleh staf program studi, kru Uniicoms TV, Dosen, dan Staf Pusat Studi dan Dokumentasi Media Alternatif (PSDMA) NADIM Komunikasi UII.

Melalui perjalanan dari kompleks Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) ke arah barat, sampailah seluruh warga akademik Komunikasi UII ke tempat peristirahatan terakhir Bang Amir di TPU Pemakaman Umum Pemda Sleman. Prosesi dimulai dengan setiap hadirin menaburkan bunga ke atas makam Bang Amir. Setelah itu, doa bersama dilakukan dengan dipimpin Anang Hermawan, salah satu dosen di angkatan pertama Prodi ini.

“Bang amir itu dulu tokoh salah satu pendiri Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi dan yang menekankan prodi ini harus ada di UII,” kata Anang Hermawan. Ia juga mengabarkan dan mengucapkan syukur di pusara Bang Amir bahwa perjuangan Bang Amir kini telah, setidaknya, berbuah salah satunya dengan diraihnya akreditasi A kembali.

“Pak Anang berkaca-kaca, ia ingat perjuangannya dan kita semua membangun visi Prodi ini,” kata Puji Hariyanti, Ketua Prodi Komunikasi UII saat ini. Menurut Anang, seluruh warga akademik Komunikasi UII harus menghargai perjuangan para pendiri, para guru yang mendahului kita, refleksi, dan meneruskan cita-cita Bang Amir.

Bang Amir merupakan sosok yang memperjuangkan Prodi Komunikasi UII di era 2004 yang juga sangat berpengaruh bagi berdirinya prodi ini. Ia juga yang menegaskan dan mengonsep Prodi Komunikasi UII memiliki konsentrasi studi Manajemen Media, satu-satunya di Indonesia, saat itu. Bang Amir merintisnya bersama Anang Hermawan, Masduki, dan beberapa dosen di angkatan pertama saat itu. Jatuh bangun, pontang panting berjejaring, bahkan bisa sampai Prodi ini jadi seperti rumah kedua, “Dulu kita sampai bikin laporan dan kegiatan mahasiswa, itu sampai menginap, sampai begitu perjuangannya,” kata Topari, salah satu staf Program Studi saat itu, yang kini telah berkarir menjadi guru di sekolah negeri di Gunung Kidul.

“Kami berharap kami bisa meneruskan cita-cita beliau. Dalam rangka mengenang para pendiri kita, kemarin sudah akreditasi juga, kami pikir perlu mengenang para pendiri kita,” kata Anang di sela-sela tabur bunga.

“Habis ini kita akan nyobain kuliner unik dan khas surabaya yang lain, ikuti kami terusnya,” begitu kata Annisa Putri Jiani dan Nurul Diva Kautsar presenter program Rasa-rasa, program acara yang baru dari Uniicoms TV, sebuah TV daring di Universitas Islam Indonesia. Kalimat-kalimat ajakan itulah yang kini sehari-hari selalu mengemuka berulang di ruang studio editing Uniicoms TV di Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII. Rencananya, tayangan ini akan diluncurkan di Channel Uniicoms TV menyambut mahasiswa baru. Saat ini Uniicoms TV dikelola oleh Laboratorium Prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII yang diisi oleh tenaga-tenaga tim prodi Ilmu Komunikasi UII, relawan, dan kru yang muda, kreatif, energik.

Rata-rata kru dan pegiatnya adalah anak-anak muda yang punya begitu ragam ide khas milenial. Namun bedanya, anak-anak muda di Uniicoms TV tak sekadar milenial, populer, dan muda, melainkan punya visi mulia dalam tiap sajian kreatifnya: empowering and inspiring. Ya, bersama menjadi berdaya dan inspirasi. Maka tentu program apapun yang diproduksi adalah hasil kreasi yang mengajak khalayaknya berdaya dan menginspirasi.

Meskipun acara kuliner seperti ini sudah populer dan banyak, Nurul Diva, Digital Public Relation Uniicoms TV, yakin model acara kuliner yang kali ini justru kuat dengan misi yang mulia: empowering and inspiring. Nurul yang juga adalah presenter acara kuliner ini mengatakan Uniicoms TV mengajak kaum muda untuk tidak lupa akar budaya dan tradisinya lewat program acara kuliner yang diberi nama “Rasa-Rasa”. Menurutnya, sudah saatnya ada program TV alternatif, di tengah merebaknya acara TV yang tidak mendidik, yang juga mempertahankan warisan budaya tradisional pada generasi muda kekinian. “Sepengamatanku, uniknya yang makan di sini anak mudanya sedikit,” kata Nurul menjelaskan keadaan warung-warung yang dikunjungi untuk masuk dalam program.

Pada kesempatan episode pertama ini, Tim Uniicoms TV mengangkat kuliner-kuliner yang khas dan yang tidak biasa di Surabaya seperti Lontong Balap dengan lentho, Rawon Pak Gendut, hingga Rawon Kalkulator. Rawon kalkulator misalnya, adalah salah satu tempat wisata kuliner yang membuat khalayaknya terhenyak dengan cara uniknya di warungnya, kata Nurul Diva, dari lokasi produksi di Surabaya pada 27 Juli 2019. Simak keunikannya di saluran Uniicoms TV.