5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
- Meetings of public officials with reporters.
- Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
- 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.
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
broadcast media → Television and radio, as compared with print media.
print media → Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
chains → 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.
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.