Hersinta, M.SiHead of Research Centre
Research Interest
New Media, Communication and Technology, Computer-Mediated Communication, Health Communication, Music and Popular Culture

Hersinta is a former journalist who graduated from the Communication Management master program from University of Indonesia (UI). Now she act as the head of Research Centre at The London School of Public Relations (STIKOM LSPR) Jakarta, and also acting as deputy chief editor for Communicare, the campus’ academic journal of communication studies. Started her research experience in 1997, where she acted as an interviewer and part time field researcher for Kompas newspaper and Laboratorium Sosiologi at University of Indonesia, now she continues doing research projects, especially in information and communication technology issues, online and digital media usage, health communication and new media. She also teaches on Social Media and Mass Communication subjects.

Researcher’s Projects

2014 Measuring stakeholder’s perception towards communication and environmental program. assigned by Aqua Grup, Jakarta – Indonesia (as team leader)

2014 Assessing change in attitudes, awareness, and behavior in Indonesian youth: amulti-method communication and social media approach to help counter human trafficking assigned by University of Southern California (as social media researcher)

2013 -2014 ICTWatch-Citizen Lab – Defining the Role of Indonesian Civil Society in Internet Governance (with Sherly Haristya)

2013 Tobacco Control Support Centre Indonesia-IAKMI – Social Media Usage for Advocating Tobacco Control Issues in Indonesia (as team leader)

2013 ICTWatch-Global Partners UK – Mapping Report on Indonesian International Internet Policy (with Donny B.U and Sherly Haristya)

2010 ICTWatch – Privacy and Self-Security Awareness in Facebook Usage among Small Town Teenagers (as team leader)

1999 Lab Sosiologi UI- Community Based Activities Dealing with The Economic Crises (team member)

Workshops, Seminars and Publications

International Conference from IASPM (International Association for the Study ofPopular Music) Benelux, “A Long Way to the Top: The Production and Reception ofMusic in a Globalized World”, Erasmus University, Rotterdam – Netherlands (November2014) as paper presenter

Haristya, S. and Hersinta. 2013. “How Do We Collaborate? Conducting the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue in Preparing the 8th Internet Governance Forum”, proceedings of The 22nd Annual AMIC Conference, Yogyakarta,4-7 July.

Haristya, S. and Hersinta. 2013. “Bridging the Dialogue between Stakeholders: Establishing the Role of CSO in Indonesia’s Internet Governance Issues”, proceedings of Conference on Corporate Communications 2013, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, 4-7 June. Available at http://www.corporatecomm.org/wp–content/uploads/2013/08/Abstracts_Proceedings_CCI_CCC_2013.pdf

Rachmawati, Y. and Hersinta. 2013. “Persuaded to Buy: How Online Community Forum Could Influence Women’s Impulsive Buying Behavior”, proceedings The 4th International Communication Research Conference STIKOM LSPR, ISBN: 978-979-15830-8-4, Jakarta, 21-22 June.

Albert & Hersinta, 2012. “Shopping on Social Networking Sites: A Study on Facebook Consumers’ Psychological Characteristics”. Communication Spectrum, Vol. 2, No. 2, Agustus 2012-Januari 2013, pp 119-132, CommDept, Universitas Bakrie, Jakarta. Available at http://journal.bakrie.ac.id/index.php/Journal_Communication_spectrum/article/view/278

Haristya, S., Hersinta, Suwana,F., Indrati, K., 2012. ‘The Credibility of News Portal in Indonesia (An Exploratory Study)’, Communicare, Journal of Communication Studies, Vol.5 No. 2, pp.189-197. ISSN: 2089 -5739, Available at: http://lspr.edu/researchcentre

Hersinta, 2012. “How Religious Beliefs Influence Understanding on Disability: A Study of Muslim Family’s Perception on Autism”, proceedings of Jogja International Conference on Communication – Communication in Culture; Whose Culture?, ISBN: 978-602-18913-0-8, Komunikasi UPN Press, 2012 Universitas Pembangunan Nasional, Yogyakarta, 21-22 November.

Haristya,S., Hersinta., Suwana,F., Indrati,K., 2012. “Measuring Credibility Online News in Indonesia”, proceedings of The 3rd Communication Research International Conference STIKOM LSPR, Jakarta, 27 -28 April, 2012. ISSBN: 978-979-15830-4-6, Available at: Google Books goo.gl/jIvbCS

Hersinta., & Suwana,F.,2012.”Komunikasi WOM dan Aspek Konversasional Dalam Retweet Mengenai Film Harry Potter dan The Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, Exposure Journal of Advanced Communication, Vol 2 No.1,pp.297-313. IISN 2087-9350, Available at: http://lspr.edu/researchcentre

Hersinta., Haristya, S., & Suwana, F.,2012. “A Review On Collaboration Research Between Academic and Industry: A Survey of Internet Usage Among Indonesian Journalist”, proceedings on UIBL International Conference, Universitas Mercubuana, Jakarta, 22-23 February, 2012. ISBN: 978-979-99488-2-3.

Hutagaol,O., Hersinta., Haristya,S., & Suwana,F., 2012, ‘Controversial Marketing melalui Word of Mouth (Studi Kasus Pemasaran Dengan Peti Mati oleh PT Buzz & Co)’ , proceedings on National Conference Communication Branding, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, January 24.

Hersinta., & Soepomo, V., 2012. “Aktualisasi Diri dalam Mengkomunikasikan Meaning of Suffering pada Ibu dengan Anak Penyandang Autis”, Communicare, Journal of Communication Studies Vol.5 No.1, Januari‐Juni 2012, ISSN 1829‐9768. Available at http://autiskita.com/wp–content/uploads/2012/10/Mengkomunikasikan–Meaning–of–Suffering–pada–Ibu–dari–Anak–Penyandang–Autis.pdf

Hersinta.,2011. “Disintermediation and Its Impact on Distribution Element in Indonesia Music Industry”, Exposure Journal of Advanced Communication, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp.79-93, IISN 2087- 9350, Available at: http://lspr.edu/researchcentre

Hersinta., Hutagaol,O., Haristya,S.,Suwana,F., Amelia,A., 2010. “Kesadaran Akan Keamanan Diri Dalam Penggunaan Situs Jejaring Sosial Facebook Di Kalangan Pengguna Remaja dan Mahasiswa”, proceedings of The 2nd Communication Research International Conference STIKOM LSPR., Jakarta, 7-8 April. Available at: Google Books http://goo.gl/YHnu5t