5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
- 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.
- A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.
- 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.
- Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
5 True/False Questions
trial balloons → An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
press conferences → Meetings of public officials with reporters.
policy agenda → The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
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.
media event → 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.