Salah Satu Cara Membuat Infografik

Sebagai bentuk paling sederhana dari jurnalisme data, infografik bertujuan salah satunya menyajikan gambaran besar tentang suatu hal melalui kombinasi teks, ikon, gambar, dan warna. Di bawah ini adalah contoh infografik yang saya buat untuk buku Panduan Melakukan Jurnalisme Data tentang Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (2015). BPJS Kesehatan adalah lembaga yang bertugas menjalankan Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), sebuah program pemerintah untuk […]

Dua Prinsip dalam Menulis NonFiksi

Tulisan ini diambil dari naskah buku panduan jurnalisme daring yang sedang saya buat. Pemakaian bahasa yang baik adalah keunggulan utama jurnalis. Jurnalis sudah seharusnya unggul dalam menggunakan tulisan daripada kelompok profesi lain. Ini sudah lama diketahui secara luas di negara maju. Bila ingin sekolah jurnalisme (dan juga komunikasi) di Amerika Serikat, skor TOEFL kita harus lebih tinggi daripada jika ingin […]

Japanese journalist on nuclear energy

By Engelbertus Wendratama Today the way most Japanese people see nuclear energy is different from how they did before the March 2011 Fukushima disaster. There are wide public protests against nuclear power, calling for it to be abandoned. This radical change of attitude occurred in many Japanese journalists, including Rie Yamada, who has been reporting […]

Patients requesting more rights in accessing medical marijuana

By Engelbertus Wendratama Some patients with debilitating conditions praised the regulations proposed by the Department of Public Health, noting the DPH has listened to their concerns and revised its first draft. However, they still proposed changes in the regulations. In a public hearing held April 22 at the DPH office, Steve Saling, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, asked the DPH not to limit a patient […]

Drug prevention groups asking for stricter marijuana law

Substance abuse prevention groups raised various concerns on medical marijuana dispensation, ranging from possible black market activities, dispensary regulation, to edible marijuana-infused products. In the public hearing on April 22, they shared their views on the marijuana draft regulations. Dave Morgan, chairperson of the Weymouth Youth Coalition Substance Abuse Prevention Team, said that the maximum limit […]

Attorneys and advocacy groups raised comments on dispensary rules

While noting that the majority of the regulations drafted by the DPH are well-thought out, several attorneys and coalitions of entrepreneurs said some regulations related to dispensaries are too restrictive and need to be reconsidered. In a public hearing at the DPH office held April 22, a Massachusetts-based attorney Douglas Noble addressed two issues related to marijuana dispensary. First, the requirement […]

Award-winning program guides Dorchester’s youth to college

By E. Wendratama College Bound Dorchester’s College Connections program has received a Community Partnership Award from Mutual of America for its work in guiding the neighborhood’s high school dropouts toward college. College Connections offers high school dropouts aged 16 to 27 courses in English, Social Studies, Science, Humanities and Math. The program is entirely free, and experts […]