The ministry of research, technology and higher education presented on January 28 awards to education journalists for their works in 2018.

Minister for research, technology and higher education Mohamad Nasir said journalists were strategic partners of the ministry in disseminating its programs that aimed to improve people’s life. The media has also involved in policy development process at the ministry by producing suggestions and constructive criticism.

“I thank the Indonesian media for the cooperation with the ministry. If we can maintain this, any messages from the ministry can be conveyed well to the public,” said Nasir.

At the event, the ministry introduced a new award category: journalist with the largest social media following.

Below are the recipients:

Newspaper journalists (higher education news):

  1. Ester Lince Napitupulu (Kompas)
  2. Hilmi Setiawan (Jawa Pos)
  3. Maria Fatima Bona (Suara Pembaruan)

Newspaper journalists (science and technology news)

  1. Yuni Ikawati (Kompas)
  2. Prajtna Lydiasari (Suara Merdeka)
  3. Rini Suryati (Kedaulatan Rakyat)

Online journalists (higher education news)

  1. Gumanti Awaliyah (Republika.co.id)
  2. Mesyia Muhammad (JPNN.com)
  3. Intan Yunelia (medcom.id)

Online journalists (science and technology news)

  1. Yohanes Enggar Harususilo (kompas.com)
  2. Nur Faizah (Bisnis.com)
  3. Virna Setyorini (Antaranews.com)

Favourite journalists

  1. Neneng Zubaidah (Sindo)
  2. Syarief Oebaidillah (Media Indonesia)
  3. Dian Warastuti (Waspada)

Journalists with largest social media following

  1. Citra Larasati (Medcom.id)
  2. Indriani Eriza (Antara.com)

Journalists with largest social media following (second best)

  1. M Hilmi Setiawan (Jawa Pos)
  2. Maria Fatima Bona (Suara Pembaruan)
  3. Meysa Muhammad (JPNN.com)

Best media outlets for contribution to support the ministry’s programs

  1. Tribunnews.com
  2. Kompas
  3. Metro TV