5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- The use of in-depth reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, which at times puts reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.
- Meetings of public officials with reporters.
- 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.
- 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.
- Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
5 True/False Questions
policy entrepreneurs → 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."
trial balloons → An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
narrowcasting → 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.
high-tech politics → 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.
broadcast media → Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.