Perkembangan Kehidupan Pers Dari Masa Rezim Orde Baru Ke Masa Rezim Reformasi
Siebert, Patterson, and Schramm, introduced four concept of press, there are The Authoritarianism Press, The Communism Press, The Libertarianism Press, The Social and Responsibility Press. According to their categories we can take two categories which had been applied in Indonesian press life till now on, there are The Authoritarianism Press in the era of the New Order Regime; and The Libertarianism Press in the era of The Reformation Regime. So, in the era of The New Order Regime, state took the superior position upon the press and they control the press activity would not out from their interest. In the era of The Reformation Regime, state does not take the superior position upon the press, but this position have been changed by the owner of the press. In the two eras –The New Order Regime and The Reformation Regime– we find out that the role of public is not so comfort. In their interaction with the press public position usually as the object of even state, the owner, or the press itself. Now on, we have to build the new performance of public which are going suitable with democracy communication system is Media Literacy Society.