1) Presidents often give interviews with reporters with “strings attached.”
2) As a general rule, reporters have been careful about protecting the names of sources in order to maintain access to sources.
3) The press can mostly easily change
- athe attitude of voters toward politics.
- bthe positions of viewers on controversial issues.
- cthe issues by which the public judges the president.
- dpreexisting narratives about presidents.
4) The press has the greatest impact on perceptions of a president
- aduring campaigns.
- bin between campaigns.
- cduring economic booms.
- dduring war.
5) Which of the following presidents complained about ideological bias from the press?
- aRonald Reagan
- bBill Clinton
- cGeorge W. Bush
- dNone of the above
6) Journalists often feel a duty to
- acheck factual claims against as many sources as possible.
- bprovide a “just the facts” account of events.
- cfollow interview subjects’ interpretation of events.
- dsituate facts into a meaningful context.
7) Which of the following is true of press conferences?
- aJournalists applauded the transition from private to public press conferences.
- bPresidents have spoken more freely of their plans over time.
- cPresidents have discretion over which reporters they respond to.
- dTelevision stations consistently air them.
8) Early presidents enjoyed a considerable amount of deference from the press not extended to later presidents.
9) All of the following are true of press coverage of presidential trips EXCEPT
- athe press is likely to relate trips to the president’s domestic problems.
- bexperts in foreign affairs are now included in foreign trips.
- cthere are more sources of information on foreign trips than domestic trips.
- dthe press is largely dependent on White House staff.
10) All of the following increased public consumption of political news after the Civil War EXCEPT
- agrowing literacy.
- bthe increasing role of the federal government.
- cthe electric printing press.
- dthe rise of the partisan press.