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5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
  2. 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.
  3. A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.
  4. 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.
  5. Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.

5 True/False Questions

  1. trial balloonsAn intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.


  2. press conferencesMeetings of public officials with reporters.


  3. policy agendaThe issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.


  4. beatsSpecific 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.


  5. media eventEvents 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.


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