Ronald Fournier has been named editor in chief for the National Journal Group, the Atlantic Media Company, the National Journal‘s parent company, announced today. The newly-created position will see Fournier take charge of all National Journal magazine and NationalJournal.com’s editorial operations, as well as that of CongressDaily.com, National Journal‘s The Hotline, the Almanac of American Politics, Global Security Newswire and National Journal Live. Fournier, then, will oversee content and operations across web, print, video and events.
David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media Company, sang Fournier’s praises:
For my ten years in media, Ron’s name has been whispered to me as in that handful of finest political reporters and editors who have worked Washington — maybe ever. Ron steps forward at an aggressive, competitive hour in journalism — as if wired by nature for this leadership role.
Fournier joins the National Journal Group from the Associated Press, which also had nothing but praise for him as he transitions to his new role. Writes Paul Colford, AP director of media relations:
We wish Ron well in his new endeavor. He has been a strong leader of AP’s comprehensive White House and Washington coverage. Many of his contributions will be carried on by the leaders in the Washington bureau, who will continue to provide a competitive news report that is unmatched in breaking news and enterprise reporting.