Kompas is disappointing
It has been several times I found that Kompas (Indonesian Largest Newspaper) is very disappointing in reporting news. I can say that their reporters are lazy and very conservative in telling a story.
Let’s begin with the laziness. I notice that their news is not far from easy-gathered news. That means that they gather news from Associated Press, press-conference from government, invitations from public companies, or from incidents that have already happened. I never find any investigation or in-depth news at least in my 2 years of reading. Before, I subscribed to Tempo Newspaper (and I satisfied!), and people can see this difference.
And the other part is their conservative. Some news are trimmed so people don’t understand about the ground facts. The latest one is about Pope Benedictus XVI words. Kompas just wrote that the Pope said sorry to the moslem community etc etc, without even telling what the Pope had said. Kompas has to put aside their fear-of-conflict syndrome and tell the full fact even it is painful, because by doing that it will clarify the facts.
Why still I read Kompas? Well, most of its readers are looking for advertisements, what’s new in products, and big sales and promos are advertised only at Kompas. To subscribe to 2 newspaper is a waste of time and money. So I still have to stick with it, while read news from Tempo Interactive Website.