Jay Nordlinger

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Jay Nordlinger

Jay Nordlinger (born 1963) is an American journalist. He is a senior editor of National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955. He also writes a column for the magazine's website, "National Review Online," called "Impromptus." Nordlinger covers a wide variety of topics, including human rights. He has written a great deal about China and Cuba.

In the last month and a half of the 2000 presidential election campaign, Nordlinger took a leave of absence from National Review to write speeches for George W. Bush

Nordlinger lives in New York but is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan; he often refers to his left-leaning hometown in political columns.


In 2001, Nordlinger received the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism.[1] This is an annual award given by the News Corporation, in honor of its late editorial-page editor. The award is meant to go to a journalist who demonstrates "love of country and its democratic institutions" and "bears witness to the evils of totalitarianism."

Also in 2001, Nordlinger won the annual award of the Chan Foundation for Journalism and Culture. The award, and the foundation, were established in honor of Zhu Xi Chan, the Hong Kong newspaper owner whose pages covered events in Mao Zedong's China. The award is intended for a journalist "who uses his talents to work for freedom and democracy in China."


  1. ^ "Eric Breindel Journalism Awards". Archived from the original on April 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 

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