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Political journalism is a term used to describe the specialized practice of reporting on political campaigns, elections, and government functions. This practice may take place on the local, district, state, regional, national, or international level and on any channel of the mass media. A political journalist may not report on politics and government exclusively; nor is his or her work limited to any particular approach, style, treatment, or format. Stories covered by political journalists may be ongoing, but often the term is associated with news coverage of a political campaign. This would include but is not limited to advertisements, debates, public appearances, and formal speeches. When covering the executive branch of a state or the nation, a political journalist may travel with the candidates or ...

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