24 hour news cycle
constant stream of info; report first, ask questions later.
the tendency of the national media to be suspicious of officials and eager to reveal unflattering stories about them.
worlds largest news gathering organization; a non profit and a cooperative owned by member newspapers
the current era of media coverage that seizes upon any bit of information or rumor that might call into question the qualifications or character of a public official.
a series, or log, of discussion items on a page of the World Wide Web.
campaign war chest
funding obtained from donors well in advance of a campaign.
press releases designed to be inserted into newspaper feature or editorial sections with no change
equal time rule
an FCC rule that if a broadcaster sells time to one candidate, it must sell equal time to other candidates.
an FCC requirement that broadcasters who air programs on controversial issues provide time for opposing views
media stories about events that, though public, are not regularly covered by reporters.
Freedom of Information Act
citizens have the right to inspect all government records except those containing military, intelligence, or trade secrets or revealing private personnel actions
the role the press plays by influencing what subjects become national political issues and for how long.
the illegal action of causing violence or dangerous commotion through language.
media stories about events that are not usually made public.
writing that falsely injures another person.
words that imply a value judgement, use to persuade a reader without having made a serious argument.
quality or state of a work that taken as a whole appeals to a prurient interest in sex by depicting sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value
the presidential staff member responsible for handling White House media relations and communications
information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
media stories about events that are regularly covered by reporters.
paying attention only to those news stories with which one already agrees.
the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest and excitement
a radio or video clip of someone speaking.
information leaked to the media to test public reaction to a possible policy.
campaign activity that appears on a news broadcast.
white house press corps
the reporters assigned full-time to cover the presidency