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  1. Meetings of public officials with reporters.
  2. 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.
  3. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
  4. A shot of a person's face talking directly to the camera. Because this is visually unappealing, the major commercial networks rarely show a politician talking one-on-one for very long.
  5. Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.

5 True/False questions

  1. high-tech politicsShort video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.


  2. broadcast mediaNewspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.


  3. investigative journalismEvents 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.


  4. trial balloonsAn intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.


  5. policy agendaThe issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.