Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
In its search for the unusual, the news media can give its audience a ________ view of events and policymakers.
The quest for _______ shapes how journalists define what is newsworthy, where they get their information, and how they present it.
During the 1991 Gulf War, more than ___ of lead stories on TV newscasts came from the White House, Pentagon, and State Department beats.
Ever since the __________ scandal, news organizations have regularly sent reporters on beats to expose the uglier side of gov't corruption and inefficiency.
If you had to pick a single word to describe news coverage by the print and broadcast media, it would be _________.
Patterson's study of campaign coverage found that only _______ attention was given to the issues during a presidential campaign.
Strangely enough, as technology has enabled the media to pass along information with greater speed, news coverage has become less _________.
New York Times
The ____ _____ _____ is virtually the only paper that reprinted the entire text of important political speeches.
The 3 major networks together devoted an average of _____ minutes per night to the exceedingly close 2000 presidential campaign; just half the ____ minutes they devoted to the 1992 campaign.
During the ____ ____, presidents could routinely obtain coverage for their speeches on the three major networks anytime they requesting it.
A study of 1149 journalists found that ___% identified themselves as Democrats, compared to just __% who said they were Republicans.
Ideally, the news should mirror ______; in practice, there are far too many possible _____ for this to be the case.
Seeing a talking head is boring; viewers will switch to channels in search of more interesting _____ ________.