5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Television and radio, as compared with print media.
- Media programming on cable TV or the Internet that is focused on one topic and aimed at a particular audience. Examples include MTV, ESPN, and C-SPAN.
- A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.
- 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."
5 True/False Questions
trial balloons → 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.
sound bites → Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
beats → Specific locations from which news frequently emanates, such as Congress or the White House. Most top reporters work a particular this, thereby becoming specialists in what goes on at that location.
investigative journalism → The use of in-depth reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, which at times puts reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.
press conferences → Meetings of public officials with reporters.