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chapter 7 vocab

use of detective-like reporting to unearth scandels, scams, and schemes- puts reporters in adversarial relationships with political leaders investigative journalism
newspapers and magazines- as compared with broadcast media print media
television and radio as compared with print media broadcast media
media programming on cable or internet focused on one topic and aimed at a particular audience (MTV, ESPN, C-SPAN) narrowcasting
an intentional news leak for the purpose of assessing the political reaction trial balloons
issues that attract the serious attention of public officials policy agenda
people who invest their political "capital" in an issue. Political activists use press releases, press conferences, letter writing policy entrepreneurs
journalist's need to debunk public officials and their policy proposals- crusading against foul play and unfairness in government and society watchdog function
politics in which behavior of citizens and policymakers and the political agenda are increasingly shaped by technology high tech politics
tv, radio, newspapers, magazines, the internet, and other means of popular communication mass media
events purposely staged for the media that look spontaneous- primarily staged for the purpose of being covered media event
meetings of public officials with reporters press conference
sensational style of reporting that focused on violence, corruption, wars and gossip- ushered in by Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst yellow journalism
specific locations from which news frequently emanates- ex Congress, White House, Baghdad beats
scandel case in the early 1970's- signaled a new era in the relationship between journalists and politicians watergate
short video clips of approximately 10-15 seconds- typically all that is shown from a politician's speech sound bites
shot of a person's face talking directly to the camera talking head
releasing a story early to the media (on purpose) as if by accident leak
newspapers published by massive media conglomerates- often control broadcast media as well chains
slanting the news in favor of one point of view or political ideology bias
center that regularly surveys people on their attitudes toward the media's coverage politics; also measures which news event people follow most closely pew center for the people and the press
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