• Dewi Robin Pramary Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA
  • Diah Merrita Sekolah Tinggi Bahasa Asing LIA
Keywords: Bribery Case, Discourse Analysis, Discourse Structure


Reports on corruption cases can cover up the actions of corruptors through the mass media that favor towards them. This research’s objective is to analyze three articles that focus on Azis Syamsuddin’s bribery case in Tempo English online magazine in 2020. Discourse analysis is conducted in pursuance of knowing how Tempo reports the bribery case and presents Azis Syamsuddin as the corruptor in the article. This research utilizes discourse analysis theory from Teun A. van Dijk by analyzing the macrostructure, superstructure, and microstructure elements within the three articles. The data are analyzed and written in the descriptive method with the qualitative research type. The result of the macrostructure analysis shows that Tempo, in reporting the news, stays objective with the information without any intention of siding with a particular side. All articles regarding Azis Syamsuddin inform about the case progress and the order of the events. In superstructure analysis, Tempo displays the main information in the story part of the article as it is the important part of the article. In microstructure analysis, the depiction of the actions carried out by Azis Syamsuddin is shown through the use of active voices that point to the subject and do not hide Azis in the object position. The lexical choices of the three articles also support Tempo’s neutrality in reporting the news as the words do not exaggerate reality.



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