National Journal, October 23, 2010
First issue of the relaunched magazine
|Publisher||Atlantic Media Company|
|Company||National Journal Group, Inc|
|Based in||Washington, D.C.|
National Journal is a right wing American weekly magazine that reports on the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends. National Journal was first published in 1969. Times Mirror owned the magazine from 1986 to 1997, when it was purchased by David G. Bradley. It is now, along with The Hotline, part of National Journal Group, a division of Atlantic Media Company.
The magazine was established in 1969 by Thomas N. Schroth, who formed the publication after being fired from his post as editor of Congressional Quarterly, with many CQ staff defecting to the new publication.
National Journal is aimed at Washington insiders. It is mostly read by members of Congress, Capitol Hill staffers, the White House, Executive Branch agencies, the media, think tanks, corporations, associations, and lobbyists.
Some of its best known current and former contributors have been:
- Marc Ambinder
- Richard E. Cohen
- Charlie Cook
- Matthew Cooper
- Clive Crook
- Susan Davis
- Yochi Dreazen
- Major Garrett 
- Neal R. Peirce
- Patrick Pexton
- William Powers
- Jonathan Rauch
- Stuart Taylor Jr.
- Murray Waas
In 2010, buyouts were offered to the entire magazine's staff. The magazine was relaunched in October, along with a new, free website.
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