high-tech politics

policy-making is strongly shaped by modern modes of communication

mass media

TV, Radio, Internet, newspapers, magazines

media event

staged occurrence that attracts press attention

press conferences

Meetings of public officials with reporters.

investigative journalism

reporting that reveals scandals, scams and schemes

print media

newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcasting media

broadcast media

Television, radio, and the Internet, as compared with print media.

narrowcasting

Media programming focused on a particular audience

chains

Control Broadcast media. And conglomerates four fifth's of the nations daily newspaper circulation

beats

Locations from which news frequently emanates such as the White House

trial balloons

Intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing political reaction.

sound bites

short video clips about 10 seconds long

talking head

a shot of person's face talking directly to the camera

policy agenda

The issues that attract the attention of people that are into politics.

policy entrepreneurs

People who invest their political capital in an issue

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