Menelusuri Guntur Bumi, Behind The Stories

This Is not written by someone without any expertise on his/her field. Worth the read.

Saat itu, tahun 2012 silam, saya sedang ditugaskan di program infotainment Fokus Selebriti. Sebelumnya saya memegang investigasi news (berita). Kepindahan ke infotainment jelas berbeda dengan ranah yang saya kuasai sebelumnya. Tetapi diharapkan Fokus Selebriti yang karakternya investigasi dan indepht selebriti, dapat memiliki sentuhan investigasi ala news.

Salah satu berita yang sedang menghebohkan saat itu adalah isu nikah siri Guntur Bumi dengan Nuri Maulida. Isu ini kami dapatkan justru dari istri Guntur Bumi sendiri, yakni Puput Melati.

Saya mencoba memandang masalah ini dari pendekatan infotainment, mengenai selera pemirsa infotainment, dengan sentuhan investigasi ala news termasuk dalam menyusun alur cerita yang ditayangkan.

Dari berbagai upaya yang dilakukan yakni berusaha memperoleh bukti, hanya sedikit yang bisa diperoleh yakni keterangan tetangga dan satpam di kediaman Nuri Maulida. Puput Melati juga tidak sepenuhnya terbuka kecuali secara off the record. Ini membuat kami kesulitan mengembangkan berita. Seluruh berita di media saat itu akhirnya jalan di tempat.

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