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Government in America: Chapter 7 (The Mass Media and the Political Agenda) Key Terms Test

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
  4. Meetings of public officials with reporters.
  5. 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.

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  1. policy agendaNewspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.

          

  2. high-tech politicsA politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.

          

  3. sound bitesShort video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.

          

  4. chainsSpecific 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. investigative journalismEvents 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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