A History of National Journal Magazine From Its Covers

As the magazine meets its end, look back at how the magazine’s look changed over the course of 46 years.

Sarah Gibbens
Dec. 11, 2015, 5 a.m.

Since 1969, Na­tion­al Journ­al magazine has been a con­sist­ent source of non-par­tis­an polit­ic­al in­sight for Wash­ing­ton in­siders and na­tion­al read­ers alike. Not only was the magazine known for break­ing ground with its stor­ies, but it also show­cased the best in polit­ic­al pho­to­graphy and il­lus­tra­tions. 

Take a look at 35 of Na­tion­al Journ­al magazine’s best cov­ers. Be­gin­ning with simple text on a dark back­ground and end­ing, as many good things have, with Don­ald Trump.  


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