Political journalism is a broad branch of journalism that includes coverage of all aspects of politics and political science, although the term usually refers specifically to coverage of civil governments and political power.
The term does sometimes have negative connotations; advertising materials for the first issue of British newspaper The Daily Mail boasted that, "Four leading articles, a page of Parliament and columns of speeches will NOT be found."
- Election journalism or electoral journalism is a subgenre of political journalism which focuses upon and analyzes developments related to an approximate election and political campaigns. This subgenre makes use of statistics, polls and historic data in regards to a candidate's chance of success for office or a party's change in size in a legislature.
- Defense journalism or military journalism is a subgenre which focuses upon the current status of a nation's military, intelligence and other defense-related faculties. Interest in defense journalism increases during times of violent conflict, with military leaders being the primary actors.
See also 
- Common Sense (pamphlet)
- Daniel Defoe
- Democracy in America
- Federalist Papers
- News conference
- Political blog
- Political scandal
- Press gaggle
- Press pool
- The Staple of News
- Jonathan Swift
- The Washington Post
- Bingham, Adrian (May 2005). "Monitoring the popular press: an historical perspective". History & Policy (in English). United Kingdom: History & Policy. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
- Jorge Bravo (Year 3 No. 8 May 2010). "Towards an electoral journalism". Mundo Electoral/Electoral World.
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