Ap government chapter 7.txt

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Ap government chapter 7.txt
2012-05-04 11:15:35


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    • author "Me"
    • tags "The mass media and the political agenda"
    • description ""
    • fileName "Ap government chapter 7"
    • High tech politics
    • A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shape by technology.
  2. FDR
    Used the media, had first secret service. Hid is polio, had fireside charts . Had 1000 press confernces. Much favorible press.knew reporters by name.
  3. Eisenhower
    First one to manipulate press, had all questions submitted choose only ones he wanted to answer.
  4. Yellow journalism/press
    Sensationalism, not believed as much
  5. Mass media
    Telivision, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and other means of popular communication.
  6. Investigative journalism
    The use of in-depth reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, at times putting reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.Find dirt like mud-rakers.
  7. Media events
    Events purposely staged for the media that nonetheless look spontaneous. In keeping with politics as theater, media events can be staged by individuals, groups, and government officials, especially presidents.
  8. Press conferences
    Meetings of public officials with reporters.
  9. Print media
    Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
  10. Broadcast media
    Television and radio, as compared with print media.
  11. 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.
  12. Chains
    Newspapers published by massive media conglomerates that account for over 4/5 of the nation's daily newspaper circulation. Often these chains control broadcast media as well.
  13. Beats
    Specific locations from which news frequently emanates, such as Congress or the White Hose. Most top reporters work a particular beat, thereby becoming specialists in what goes on at that location.
  14. Trial Balloons
    An international news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
  15. Sound bites
    Short video clips of approximately 10 seconds. Typically, they are all that is shown from a politicians speech on the nightly television news.
  16. Talking head
    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
  17. Political agenda
    The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
  18. Policy entrepreneurs
    People who invest their political "capital" in an issue. According to John Kingdom, a policy entrepreneur, in elected or appointed positions, in interest groups, research organizations.