5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- Meetings of public officials with reporters.
- 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.
- Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication.
- 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.
- Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
5 True/False questions
high-tech politics → Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds; typically all that is shown from a politician's speech or activities on the nightly television news.
broadcast media → Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
investigative journalism → 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.
trial balloons → An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
policy agenda → The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.