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Tourism Industries and Earthquake Issues in Lombok
Shinta Desiyana Fajarica; Novita Maulida

Communication Department
Universitas Mataram
Jl. Majapahit No. 62, Gomong, Selaparang, Kota Mataram - Nusa Tenggara Barat


Lombok is a beautiful island, which has many tourist attractions. The beauty of Lombok island is known by public through local and international media. Many tourists has come to enjoy the beauty of this island, both local and foreign. However, in an instant all changed when the earthquake occurred in 2018. The tourism industries was suddenly empty of visitors. This is certainly worrying, the government and related parties are currently actively pursuing various strategies to turn in the condition of Lombok as before, especially in the tourism sector. However, this cannot provide maximum results if the earthquake issues remain the main discourse in publications. Social media is certainly one of the media that has a direct impact on publications. This research analyze on how social media construction, especially those engaged in the tourism sector in rebuilding positive publications in Lombok tourism industries. The method used in this research is critical discourse analysis of Van Dijk that focuses on the text production process in constructing the message to be conveyed, by taking concern on three accounts of social media Instagram, namely insidelombok, lombokfriendly and lombokhit.

Keywords: Tourism; Social Media; Critical Discourse Analysis

Topic: Communication


Conference: 1st Borobudur International Symposium (BIS 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Shinta Desiyana Fajarica)

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