Comparative study of Riau Pos and the Star Media implementation in convergence continuum

  • Tantri Yazid Universitas Riau
  • Salsabila Salsabila Universitas Riau
Abstract views: 191 , PDF downloads: 259
Keywords: continuum convergence;, riau pos, the star


In this day, media competition using technologies is competing to provide and reach the reader. Technologies are developing, and every medium has its own way of growing its activities. This study uses a qualitative method with the Continuum Convergence theory belonging to Daily, Demo, Spillman, and the management concept. The subjects in this study are two media companies named Riau Pos and The Star that compared to understand how media has been carrying out the implementation of Continuum Convergence to maintain its existence in the phenomena that occur, as well as see how the management side and compare it with other media implementation. This research found that Riau Pos and The Star have some differences and similarities in their implementation of continuum convergence. Point out how Riau Pos and The Star differ in managing social media and integrating the technologies.


Ambardi, K. K., Parahita, G., Lindawati, L., Sukarno, A., & Aprilia, N. (2014). Mapping digital media: Indonesia. Open Society Foundations, 1–92.

Calhoun, C. (2019). When the Stars Aligned: Radio and Histories of Media Convergence. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 26(1), 147–152.

Franklin, B. (2008). THE FUTURE OF NEWSPAPERS. Journalism Studies, 9(5), 630–641. doi:10.1080/14616700802280307 IvyPanda. (2019, 14 May). Decline of Print Media. Retrieved from

Flew, Terry. “media convergence”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 17 August 2017, Accessed 21 February 2023

Khadziq, Khadziq. 2016. “Konvergensi Surat Kabar Lokal (Studi Deskriptif Pemanfaatan Internet Pada Koran Tribun Jogja Dalam Membangun Industri Media Cetak Lokal).” Profetik: Jurnal Komunikasi 9(1): 5–20.

Mohamed, S., & Al Giffari, H. A. (2021). Similar But Not Alike: the Framing of Covid-19 in Indonesian and Malaysian Newspapers. Metacommunication: Journal of Communication Studies, 6(2), 109.

McKenney, M. (2018). Digital transformation in journalism and news media: media management, media convergence and globalisation. International Journal on Media Management, 20(2), 151–152.

McQuail, D. (2013). Comm research—views from Europe| reflections on paradigm change in communication theory and research. International Journal of Communication, 7, 14.

Moi, L. C. (2011). A study of comparison media coverage between mainstream news website The Star and alternative news website The Malaysian Insider on indigenous group issues in 2010

Nielsen. (2017a). “Media Cetak Mampu Mempertahankan Posisinya – Nielsen.” Nielsesn.Com.

Nielsen. (2017b). “Tren Baru Di Kalangan Pengguna Internet Di Indonesia.”

Newspaper Association of America. (2011). Trends and Numbers. Retrieved from

Nossek, H., Adoni, H., & Nimrod, G. (2015). Is print really dying? The state of print media use in Europe. International Journal of Communication, 9(1), 365–385.

OECD. (2010). The Evolution of News and the Internet. Washington, DC: OECD.

Pelican Landri. 2018. “Konvergensi Media Harian Metro Riau Dalam Menghadapi Persaingan Industri Media.” Program Studi Magister Iimu Komunikasi Universitas Riau 7(4): 511–23.

Prestianta, A. M. (2021). Mapping the ASEAN YouTube uploaders. Jurnal ASPIKOM, 6(1), 1-12.

Prihartono, Anton Wahyu. 2016. “Surat Kabar & Konvergensi Media (Studi Deskriptif Kualitatif Model Konvergensi Media Pada Solopos).” CHANNEL: Jurnal Komunikasi 4(1): 105–16.

Sudibyo, Agus. 2019. Jagat Digital: Pembebasan Dan Penguasaan. Jakarta: Jakarta: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia.

Tapsell, R. (2014). Digital Media in Indonesia and Malaysia: Convergence and Conglomeration. Asiascape: Digital Asia, 1(3), 201–222. doi:10.1163/22142312-12340012

Xiaolan Fu, Elvis Avenyo & Pervez Ghauri (2021) Digital platforms and development: a survey of the literature, Innovation and Development, 11:2-3, 303-321, DOI: 10.1080/2157930X.2021.1975361

Zamri, N. A. K. (2016). Portraying the History of Malaysia in Online Newspapers- A Preliminary Study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 219, 812–819.

How to Cite
Yazid, T., & Salsabila, S. (2023). Comparative study of Riau Pos and the Star Media implementation in convergence continuum . Jurnal Studi Komunikasi, 7(1), 297 - 318.