Political journalists are familiar with the halls of power, but careful not to be swayed or seduced by the people and systems on which they report.  They should balance an interest in politics with how politics impact people on the ground.

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Political journalists attend press briefings by politicians and officials.  They report on the internal workings of political parties.  They come to the fore during elections, but are always aware of political happenings.  They are careful to cover the powerful in a balanced way and able to analyse the links between government and business interests.

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