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 an American 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.
The National Journal receives substantial financial support from the Gates Foundation ($240,000+) to provide coverage of education-related issues that are of interest to the Gates Foundation and its frequent partner in education policy initiatives, the Lumina Foundation. Critics have suggested that this funding may lead to biased coverage and have noted the Lumina Foundation's connections to the private student loan company Sallie Mae. Gates-funding of the National Journal is not always disclosed in articles or editorials about the Gates Foundation or Bill Gates, or in coverage of white papers by other Lumina or Gates Foundation grantees, such as the New America Foundation.
Some of its best known current and former contributors have been:
- Marc Ambinder
- Richard E. Cohen
- Charlie Cook
- Ron Fournier
- Matthew Cooper
- Clive Crook
- Susan Davis
- Yochi Dreazen
- Major Garrett 
- Fawn Johnson
- 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.
National Journal produces:
NationalJournal.com covers politics and policy in Washington, including the following issue areas: White House, Congress, politics, energy, health care, defense, and technology.
National Journal Magazine
National Journal provides analysis on the policy and politics affecting the legislative landscape.
National Journal Daily
Originally known as Congress Daily and re-branded in 2010 as National Journal Daily, the publication focuses on the legislative landscape and the inner workings on and off of Capitol Hill.
National Journal Hotline
Hotline is a digest of the day's political events relating to upcoming national elections. Published daily, Hotline condenses newspaper, magazine and digital political coverage from the previous 24 hours. Hotline "Wake-Up Call" releases daily coverage of the morning's political headlines; Hotline "Latest Edition" assembles election and campaign news across the country. Hotline reporters contribute to National Journal's overall political coverage.
The Almanac of American Politics
The Almanac of American Politics is a reference work published biennially by the National Journal Group. It aims to provide a detailed look at the politics of the United States through an approach of profiling individual leaders and areas of the country.
National Journal Membership
National Journal Membership launched in 2011 to provide government affairs professionals with tools to support their organizations. Member organizations have access to:
• National Journal’s editorial products
• Executive briefs and presentations
• Strategy trends and research case studies
• Event programs
- Tim Grieve Named National Journal Editor-In-Chief
- Richard Just, New National Journal Editor, Plans To 'Reinvent' Magazine
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- Jennifer Ruark, "To Shape the National Conversation, Gates and Lumina Support Journalism," The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2013
- Ben Grose, Strategic Philanthropy Comes to Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2013
- Molly-Hensley Clancy & Katie J.M. Baker, How A Private Foundation With Student Loan Ties Became A Force In Higher Education, BuzzFeed, May 22, 2014
- Jennifer Ruark, "In the Foundation 'Echo Chamber'", The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14, 2013
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