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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.