MedillNewsDC.com | Views On The State Of Public Affairs Reporting
Public Affairs Definition...
Public affairs reporting is synonymous with the coverage of government. However, because government is so entirely pervasive in our society, there are few areas of social and political affairs that fall outside the range of the public affairs reporter.
Stressing the watchdog role of the press and investigative techniques. Topics include local, state, national and international government and politics, defence, immigration and multiculturalism, health, education and welfare, the environment science, industrial issues, economics and finance.
http://journalism.okstate.edu/faculty/jsenat/ (This one breaks my heart)