Evaluating People’s Character in the Jakarta Post News

  • Ayu Pusparini Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Djatmika Djatmika Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Riyadi Santosa Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: News texts, evaluation, appraisal, attitude, people’s character


This research belongs to descriptive qualitative research with the purposive sampling technique. The data for the research are collected from two news texts exposing Duo Bali Nine execution taken from the online version of The Jakarta Post. The purposes of the research are to identify the judgement used by the journalists and see the journalists’ attitude in presenting the character in their news report. The results show that the number of positive judgements in the text is more than the negative judgements. The subjectivity of the journalists used to support the Myu Sukumaran. Journalists also try to persuade the reader by up scaling the evaluations which support Sukumaran.


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How to Cite
Pusparini, A., Djatmika, D., & Santosa, R. (2018). Evaluating People’s Character in the Jakarta Post News. Indonesian EFL Journal: Journal of ELT, Linguistics, and Literature, 4(1), 56-72. Retrieved from http://ejournal.kopertais4.or.id/mataraman/index.php/efi/article/view/3472