Abstract:The downfall of the last authoritarian ruler in May 1998 marked the beginning of the transition to democracy in Indonesia. After being curbed and controlled by the government for decades, a question arises, who actually controls media content in the era of liberalization. This research investigates political economic factors that affect television workers and the content they produce during a period from 1998 to 2014, and one key questions raised: What is the most influential factor that affects television workers in shaping their content? This research used descriptive surveys and questionnaires were distributed to 400 television workers, from top to lower level employees at 10 largest television stations in Indonesia. This research found that, on a daily basis, the audience is the most influential factor on content affecting some 31 percent television workers followed by advertiser (19%), media owners (18.5 %) and regulators (18 %). Politicians showed the least influence affecting only 13.2 % television workers. Keywords: television, content, politics, economics, Indonesia.
Title:The Political and Economic Influences on Television Content in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia Author:Morissan ISSN 2394-9694 International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences Novelty Journals