5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
- Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
- The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
- The use of in-depth reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, which at times puts reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.
- Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
5 True/False questions
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.
beats → 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.
broadcast media → Television and radio, as compared with print media.
sound bites → Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
narrowcasting → Media programming on cable TV or the Internet that is focused on one topic and aimed at a particular audience. Examples include MTV, ESPN, and C-SPAN.