5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
- People who invest their political "capital" in an issue. According to John Kingdon, these "could be in or out of government, in elected or appointed positions, in interest groups or research organizations."
- The use of in-depth reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, which at times puts reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.
- A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.
- Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
5 True/False questions
media event → Events purposely staged for the media that nonetheless look spontaneous. In keeping with politics as theater, they can be staged by individuals, groups, and government officials, especially presidents.
talking head → A shot of a person's face talking directly to the camera. Because this is visually unappealing, the major commercial networks rarely show a politician talking one-on-one for very long.
press conferences → Meetings of public officials with reporters.
beats → Newspapers published by massive media conglomerates that account for over four-fifths of the nation's daily newspaper circulation. Often these control broadcast media as well.
chains → Newspapers published by massive media conglomerates that account for over four-fifths of the nation's daily newspaper circulation. Often these control broadcast media as well.