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Accountability journalism

Accountability journalism encompasses all journalistic efforts that strive to hold powerful people accountable for what they say, what they do, and what they should be doing. Those powerful people typically are politicians and government officials but they can also can be business leaders, corporations, medical professionals or anyone else who can hold power over everyday citizens. Accountability journalism includes investigations and fact-checking. It is generally the most popular type of journalism with audiences and arguably the most important.

Big Picture An accountability journalism primer

Accountability journalism encompasses all journalistic efforts that strive to hold powerful people accountable for what they say, what they do, and what they should be doing.

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