Benjamin Wittes

Editor in Chief, Lawfare Fast Facts Legal scribe Industry: LawKey previous position: Washington Post writerEducation: Oberlin Notable fact: Martial-arts practitioner  NJ50 Profile Web traffic to Lawfare has exploded since President Trump took office. Unlike traditional news sites reporting on matters of national security, Lawfare provides deep and well-researched legal analysis. National …

Charlie Sykes

Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Bulwark Fast Facts Badger State Trump antagonist Industry: Media Key previous position: WTMJ MilwaukeeEducation: U of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeNotable fact: Former Democrat NJ50 Profile “I can’t ever see going back to being a team member again,” said Charlie Sykes. Indeed, the former stalwart of conservative talk radio …

Yashar Ali

Freelance Journalist and Social-Media Influencer Fast Facts Independent online voice Industry: MediaKey previous position: TV producerNotable fact: Began career as TV developer NJ50 Profile Yashar Ali’s full name is Yashar Ali Hedayat, but to most of his devoted followers, he’s entered the rarefied air of single-name fame. And that’s probably …

Seung Min Kim

Reporter, The Washington Post Fast Facts Washington Post rising star Industry: MediaKey previous position: Congressional reporter, PoliticoEducation: U of Iowa; American UniversityNotable fact: Urban ministry volunteer NJ50 Profile About the same time as President Trump was on one of his many Twitter rants against The Washington Post, slamming the paper’s …

Chris Buskirk

Publisher and Editor, American Greatness Fast Facts Conservative publisher Industry: MediaKey previous position: AuthorEducation: Claremont McKenna CollegeNotable fact: Serial entrepreneur NJ50 Profile While most of his peers had their heads buried in comic books, a 13-year-old Chris Buskirk was devouring issues of National Review. It was the 1980s, and the …

National Journal 50

In celebration of our 50th year, we’re honoring 50 individuals who are driving positive impact and conversation in Washington through their work. Our NJ50 special report celebrates individuals whose work has an outsized impact in Washington. It also introduces National Journal Group’s ever growing capabilities to serve you through our …