Ja­cob Oe­tama

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Ja­cob Oe­tama is one of the most note­wor­thy pioneers in In­done­sian print jour­nal­ism. Known na­tion­ally as the chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Kom­pas Gra­me­dia Group and the owner of TV-7, he was a ju­nior high school teacher be­fore em­bark­ing on a jour­nal­is­tic ca­reer as a re­porter. He grad­u­ated from the Jakarta Jour­nal­ism Academy in 1959, and worked for Penabur and In­ti­s­ari mag­a­zines. In 2003, he re­ceived an honorary doc­tor­ate in com­mu­ni­ca­tions from Ga­jah Mada Univer­sity.

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