5 Written questions
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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."
- Meetings of public officials with reporters.
- The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
- Television and radio, as compared with print media.
- An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
5 True/False questions
high-tech politics → 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.
chains → 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.
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.
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.
print media → Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.