Yadi Hendriana is an alumnus of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Diponegoro University, who serves as Chair of the Commission for Complaints and Enforcement of Press Ethics in the Press Council for the 2022-2025 period and Director of News at MNC Portal Indonesia. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences in 1998 at Undip, completed the Political Science Master’s program also at Undip in 2019, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral program in Communication Studies at Padjadjaran University, Bandung.

Since 2004 he has worked with MNC Group and has held several Executive Positions in several companies within the group such as News Producer Global TV (2004 – 2005), Executive Producer News Global TV (2005-2006), News Gathering and Production Head Global TV (2006 – 2007), Deputy Chief Editor of Global TV (2007 – 2013), Chief Editor of MNCTV (2013 – 2017) and Deputy News Director and Editor in Chief of iNews (2017 – 2020), and Chairman of IJTI two periods (2012-2016) and (2017-2021) .

“The disciplines of governance, political and communication sciences are closely related, networking and relationships exist in these disciplines. When we study in college, the material is only a small part of what we learn, more than that is how we apply it, build networking and get used to building a strong experience. Strong experience is not only supported by knowledge but how can we be more humble anywhere and in any level of position,” he said.

“I entered Undip through the PMDK path. I have the principle that being a college student must be independent so we can get a lot of experience both at college and at work. I am indeed more interested in journalism because if it is developed and practiced it has tremendous power as the fourth pillar of democracy. This is something extraordinary for the development of my career,” he continued

He thought that public relations works were almost the same as journalism. When public relations enters the digital and multi-platform area, public relations activities are not only about making press releases but also handling media management, including social media which is currently dominating the world.

For Yadi, Undip gave many colors since Undip is a campus that has a turbo-like driving force, a gathering place for various groups of people. I like freedom, freedom of thought, opinion and expression. Campus freedom should not be restrained because with freedom great people who have talent and are multitasking will actually grow. Great people will be born in Undip when their freedom is not restricted, so responsible freedom of expression must be shown.

“Lecture is only a small part of the effort to learn to be a better self, the most important thing is to build networking and then seek as much experience as possible. When we enter the world of work, we need not only smart and strong people, but today’s world of work requires people who are acceptable. When people are acceptable, people can be great figures,” concluded Yadi.  (Lin – Public Relations)