National Journal, the 46-year-old political magazine, is leaving print at the end of the year, owner Atlantic Media said Thursday.
Its digital operations and events business will continue, with more resources available as a result of the exit from print, according to a company statement:
As the pace of news in Washington and the speed at which the National Journal audience consumes information grows, demands have shifted away from a weekly magazine to the higher-velocity work of the brand's daily publications – National Journal Daily, Hotline, and NationalJournal.com. The decision to close the magazine allows for new investments in this journalism, led by Editor-in-Chief and President Tim Grieve, with enhanced daily and real-time news coverage and a redesigned website.
National Journal's events arm will continue to produce a series of live forums each year totaling over one hundred member-only and news driven events featuring Washington policy and news makers.
NationalJournal.com will create "new custom ad units, tools to understand and improve ad viewability, and enhanced native advertising distribution opportunities," the company said.
Atlantic Media's portfolio also includes The Atlantic, an even older brand established in 1857, now encompassing a print magazine, a website and an events arm; and Quartz, the digital-only publication begun in 2012.