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The year 1983 marked an important milestone in the history of media publishing in Indonesia when the first issue of The Jakarta Post appeared on April 25.
The new English daily is unique, not only in its goal, which is to improve the standard of English language media in Indonesia, but also in bringing together four competing media publishers into producing a quality newspaper with an Indonesian perspective.
The objective of the new publication was to present to the public a newspaper of the highest quality that would provide its readers with all the news that was not only fit to print, but that would deepen their insight into the very workings of this vast archipelago, its people and its government, as members of the great family of nations.
To serve the purpose, several requirements had to be met. The paper would have to bring together some of the best Indonesian journalists and editors in order to be able to produce a quality newspaper of international standards. Simultaneously it should also represent the different factions of the broad, sociopolitical spectrum of the nation to be able to nurture a truly Indonesian perspective.
On the first day of publication, not morethan 5,474 copies of the newspaper reached readers. The contents of its eight pages varied from news about Soviet espionage activities in the region, to an article written by Kompas'Jakob Oetama on the installation of H. Harmoko as the new minister of information, just a few months after he was personally involved in the preparatory stage of this newspaper in his capacity as chairman of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI), plus a few congratulatory advertisements.
Hence, a fresh and different outlook was created in the Indonesian press in the form of The Jakarta Post.
For subscription and advertising please contact:
Circulation & Advertising Dept.
Gedung Kompas Fl. 4 • Jl. Gajahmada 110, Jakarta 11140 • Phone (62-21) 260-1777 (direct), 260-1234, 260-1555 ext. 1270 • Fax. (62-21)260-1112, 260-1717 • Telex 41216 Kompas IA • E-mail: email@example.com (Circulation), firstname.lastname@example.org (Advertising)
• Subscription rate: Rp 66,000/month for Indonesia area.
• By unregistered mail: Rp 279,000 per quarterly for Indonesia.
• Single copy price (Indonesia): Rp 4,000
For advertisement specification and rates, go to:
For online advertisement, contact:
Advertising sales Representative
The Jakarta Post.com
Gedung Kompas Fl. 4, Jl. Gajahmada 110
Tel. : (62-21) 2601777
Fax. : (62-21) 2601112, 2601717
Total Daily Average Paid Circulation: 30,552
Total Daily Average Bulk Sales: 6,619
The Semester Ended June 30, 2001 (Independent Auditor’s Report of Prasetio, Utomo & Co.)
Editorial and General Dept.
Jl. Palmerah Selatan 15, Jakarta 10270, Indonesia
P.O. Box 85 Palmerah Jakarta 11001
Phone: (62)(21) 5300476, 5300478 Fax: (62)(21) 5492685
Board of Directors: Jusuf Wanandi, Sabam Siagian, Fikri Jufri and Raymond Toruan
Chief Editor: Raymond Toruan
Deputy Chief Editor: Endy M. Bayuni
Managing Editors: Akmal Syams, Harry Bhaskara, Riyadi Suparno
Editors-At-Large: Sabam Siagian
Senior Editors: Hartoyo Pratiknyo, Vincent Lingga
Editorial Staff: Ahmad Junaidi, Ardimas Sasdi, Arief Hidayat, Arief Suhardiman S., Ati Nubaiti, Benget Simbolon Tnb, Dwi Atmanta, Edith Hartanto, Emmy Fitri, Hendarsyah Tarmizi, Hyginus Hardoyo, Imanuddin, Ivy Susanti, Johannes Simbolon, Kornelius Purba, Linda Hollands Sjahlim, Mulkan Salmona, Oei Eng Goan, Pandaya, Primastuti Handayani, Pujianto Johan Leo, Reiner S., Ridwan M. Sijabat, Rita A. Widiana, Robert Soelistyo, Sri Wahyuni, Soeryo Winoto, Stevie Emilia, Tabita Simawati, Veeramalla Anjaiah, Wayan Sadia, Yogita Tahilramani
The Jakarta Post newspaper is published by PT Bina Media Tenggara under license
No. 179/SK/Menpen/SIUPP/A.6/1986 adj. no. 545/Ditjen PPG/K/1992.
Date Posted: 8/10/2005
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