RELATIONSHIP OF RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE WITH LGBT NEWS IN REPUBLIKA, KORAN SINDO, AND SUARA PEMBARUAN NEWSPAPERS
This research focuses on the relationship of religious knowledge and reporting on LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) in Republika, Koran Sindo, and Suara Pembaruan. This research departs from the reality of LGBT which is increasingly prevalent in everyday life and later raised as news by the mass media, including by those three media. This study uses the survey method to the editor of Republika, KoranSindo, and Suara Pembaruan by distributing questionnaires. Editors are those who process and are authorized to release a story, including about LGBT. Based on the research that has been done, the conclusion can be drawn as follows; first, there is a connection between religious backgrounds, namely the religious education of respondents with respondents’ religious knowledge, but merely notconnected with the respondents’ religious activities. Second, respondents have high knowledge regarding aspects of religious knowledge. This is evident from the average score of 15 items that are able to pass the standard of 75 point. Third, respondents also have a fairly objective attitude towards reporting on LGBT, which is evidenced by the high score of news completeness, which is 77.8, even though the score for writing placement is on average. Fourth, there is no influence between the religious knowledge of the respondents and reporting on LGBT. This is evidenced by hypothesis testing which statistically accepts as H0 and rejects as Ha.