National Journal

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National Journal
National Journal, October 23, 2010
First issue of the relaunched magazine
Editor-in-Chief Stephen G. Smith [1]
Categories Media
Publisher Atlantic Media Company
Year founded 1969; 47 years ago (1969)
Company National Journal Group, Inc
Country United States
Based in Washington, D.C.
Language English
Website ‹See Tfd›

National Journal is an American digital media company based in Washington, D.C., that covers the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends.

National Journal was first published in 1969. Times Mirror Company owned the magazine from 1986 to 1997, when it was purchased by David G. Bradley. It is now, along with The Hotline, part of the National Journal Group, a division of Atlantic Media.

In 2010, buyouts were offered to the entire magazine's staff. The magazine was relaunched in October, along with a new, free website.[2]


National Journal produces:

  • covers politics and policy in Washington, DC, including the following issue areas: White House, Congress, politics, energy, health care, defense, and technology.
  • National Journal Membership:[3] National Journal Membership launched in 2011 to provide government affairs professionals with tools to support their organizations. Member organizations have access to executive briefs and presentations, strategy trends and research case studies, and event programs.
  • National Journal Daily: Originally known as Congress Daily and rebranded 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.
  • National Journal Magazine: The magazine has received three National Magazine Awards.[4][dead link] The magazine was established in 1969 by Thomas N. Schroth, former editor of Congressional Quarterly. Many CQ staff moved to the new publication.[5] In July 2015, the company announced it would shutter its print magazine at the end of the year.[6]
  • The Almanac of American Politics: The Almanac of American Politics is a reference work that was published biennially by the National Journal Group from 1984 through 2014.[7] In 2015, Columbia Books & Information Services became the publisher of The Almanac of American Politics. The Almanac 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.[8]


Some of its best known current and former contributors have been:

See also[edit]


[2] [4] [16] [17] [18]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Jeremy W. Peters (October 24, 2010). "Debut for a Nimbler, Newsier National Journal". The New York Times. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "How research (and PowerPoints) became the backbone of National Journal's membership program". Nieman Lab. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "National Magazine Awards Database of Past Winners and Finalists". American Society of Magazine Editors. Retrieved October 26, 2008. 
  5. ^ Weber, Bruce. "Thomas N. Schroth, Influential Washington Editor, Is Dead at 88", The New York Times, August 4, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009.
  6. ^ Bill Mickey (July 16, 2015). "National Journal Magazine to Cease Publication By Year's End". Folio Mag. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Barone, Michael (August 15, 2013). "Read Almanac of American Politics 2014 introduction online". Washington Examiner. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Grinapol, Corinne (June 9, 2015). "Richard Cohen Will Pen National Journal's 2016 Politics Almanac". FishBowl DC. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  9. ^ Taylor, Mike (August 24, 2010). "Yet Another Hire at National Journal: Matthew Cooper Joins as Managing Editor". FishbowlNY. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (July 12, 2010). "NJ Hires Yochi Dreazen from WSJ". FishbowlDC. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Major Garrett leaving Fox News for National Journal". 
  12. ^ Fawn Johnson's profile at National Journal
  13. ^ "Jonathan Rauch". Brookings Institution. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Stuart Taylor". FishbowlDC. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  15. ^ Rosen, Jay (April 9, 2006). "Murray Waas is Our Woodward Now". PressThink. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  16. ^ Gewertz, Ken (2008-06-05). "Precocious pundit Alexander Burns is off to D.C.". Harvard News Gazette. The President and Fellows of Harvard College. Retrieved 2008-10-26. [dead link]
  17. ^ ""Washington Week" Forges Editorial Partnership with "National Journal"". April 26, 2005. Retrieved October 26, 2008. 
  18. ^ Scott Sherman (2002). "What makes a serious magazine soar?". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved August 8, 2007. 

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