John B. Judis, author and former senior editor for The New Republic, is joining National Journal magazine as a senior writer, Richard Just, editor of National Journal magazine, announced today. In his new role, Mr. Judis will write feature stories for the magazine, the first of which will appear as the next issue’s cover story, “The Emerging Republican Advantage,” out this weekend.
“John Judis is a truly extraordinary magazine journalist, someone who writes brilliantly about the intersection of politics, policy, history, and ideas,” Mr. Just said. “I am so excited that he’s joining us at National Journal, as we continue to build our print magazine into Washington’s premier venue for smart, thoughtful, beautifully crafted long-form journalism.”
Mr. Judis joins National Journal after 20 years as a senior editor for The New Republic, for which he penned numerous articles and essays on American politics and history, the economy, and foreign policy. His work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, GQ among others. He is the author of several books, including 2014’s Genesis: Truman, American Zionism, and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict and The Emerging Democratic Majority, which he co-authored with Ruy Teixeira.
Mr. Judis joins the magazine on the heels of its first National Magazine Award nomination in ten years for “Jackie’s Goodbye” by contributing writer Tiffany Stanley. In June 2014, the publication went through a significant redesign, led by Mr. Just and National Journal President and Editor-in-Chief Tim Grieve, which paved the way for the magazine’s many successes last year—including news-breaking profiles on political figures, such as Paul Ryan and Brian Schweitzer, expanded coverage on key players in Washington, and a hardened focus on thought-provoking journalism about politics and policy.