15 terms

AP Government Chapter 7 Vocabulary

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high-tech politics
a politics where the behavior of citizens are shaped by technology
mass media
popular means of communication
media events
events staged for the media
press conferences
meetings of public officials with reporters
investigative journalism
the use of in depth reporting
print media
written media
electronic media
electronic media
narrowcasting
media programming aimed at a particular audience
chains
groups of newspapers
beats
specific locations of frequent news
trial balloons
intentional news leaks to assess the political action
sound bites
video clips of approximately 10 seconds
talking head
shot of a person's face talking directly into the camera
policy agenda
the issues that attract attention of public officials
policy entrepreneurs
people who invest their political "capital" in an issue