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Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Key Terms - AP Government

high-tech politics A politics in which the behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda itself are increasingly shaped by technology.
mass media Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and other means of popular communication. They are a key part of high-tech politics.
media event 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.
press conferences Meetings of public officials with reporters.
investigative journalism The use of detective-like reporting to unearth scandals, scams, and schemes, putting reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders.
print media Newspapers and magazines, as compared with broadcast media.
broadcast media Television and radio, as compared with print media.
chains Newspapers published by massive media conglomerates that account for almost three-quarters of the nation’s daily circulation. Often these chains control broadcast media as well.
narrowcasting As opposed to the traditional “broadcasting,” the appeal to a narrow, particular audience by channels such as ESPN, MTV, and C-SPAN, which focus on a narrow particular interest.
beats Specific locations from which news frequently emanates, such as Congress or the White House. Most top reporters work a particular beat, thereby becoming specialists in what goes on at that location.
trial balloons An intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction.
sound bites Short video clips of approximately 15 seconds, which are typically all that is shown from a politician’s speech or activities on the nightly television news.
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.
policy agenda According to John Kingdon, “the list of subjects or problems to which government officials, and people outside of government closely associated with those officials, are paying some serious attention at any given time.”
policy entrepreneurs People who invest their political “capital” in an issue. According to John Kingdon, a policy entrepreneur “could be in or out of government, in elected or appointed positions, in interest groups or research organizations
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