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  1. 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.
  2. The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.
  5. 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

  1. chainsNewspapers 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.

          

  2. high-tech politicsA politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.

          

  3. trial balloonsNewspapers 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.

          

  4. talking headNewspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.

          

  5. press conferencesEvents 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.

          

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