PURWAKARTA - Regional Board of Online Journalists Association (IWO) of Purwakarta Regency held a journalistic seminar with the theme of building ethical awareness in social media in the 4.0 era at Gedong Sigrong, Jl. Siliwangi No.1, Purwakarta Regency on Thursday 19 September 2019. The participants of the event were online journalists both from Purwakarta Regency and from parts of West Java province.
The government of Ridwan Kamil and Uu Ruzhanul Ulum have a West Java Champion program for the development of West Java by means of Pentahelix which includes media elements. This was said by Deputy Governor of West Java Uu Ruzhanul Ulum who was present to give a speech and opened the activity.
"My attendance at the seminar organized by IWO was as a form of appreciation and form of respect for the extended family of journalists in the context of developing West Java," Uu said in his remarks.
Uu expressed his appreciation in front of the seminar participants because with the work of journalists or journalists, information about the West Java provincial government program could reach the people of West Java.
In this activity, Uu hoped that all journalists would avoid news hoaxes. Uu explained to the seminar participants, the characteristics of the hoax news included:
1. Use a spectacular title
2. Using a website address that is similar to the mainstream media
3. Using the elements of "suitable logic"
4. Do not include the name of the author of the article
5. Requesting to be shared or sold
6. Manipulate photos and image captions