National Geographic Society

Press Release: Keywee Signs 100th Publishing Customer, New York Media
December 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2015) — Keywee announced today that it signed New York Media, the publisher of New York Magazine and digital properties including Vulture, The Cut and Grub Street, as its 100th customer in the publishing segment. New York Media is using Keywee's content marketing platform to drive social engagement and reach new…

How Fox Ate National Geographic
November 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

Over the last few years the National Geographic Society has been slowly vanishing into the Murdoch family’s Fox media empire like a gazelle being swallowed by a python in one of the former’s famous videos. This month the consummation will be complete and Fox will take full control of NatGeo’s major assets – its stake…

Significant Layoffs At National Geographic Magazine
November 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

In the opening days of the month when National Geographic magazine is scheduled to be turned over to 21st Century Fox, the magazine's employees were told to stand by their phones to wait for calls – one by one – to come to Human Resources to learn the fate of their jobs. A memo sent to all…

National Geographic Magazine Shifts to For-Profit Status with Fox Partnership
September 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

The National Geographic magazine, a nonprofit publication since its founding in 1888, will shift to for-profit status under a new partnership with 21st Century Fox, the entertainment company controlled by the family of Rupert Murdoch, the two partners said this morning. The partnership, which will also include the National Geographic cable channel and the National…

On PRIMEX, And the Important Nuts And Bolts of the Magazine Industry
March 13, 2015

There is an unsung part of the magazine media industry that many of us rarely think or hear about, and yet a case can be made that this hard working section of the industry is the mighty engine that actually keeps us running.

We constantly read about creativity in our industry, about the art or editorial without which we wouldn't have a business. We read about newsstand issues, both the good and the bad. But the "magazine auto mechanic" who keeps the engine running is rarely in the forefront of industry discussions. Yet without a good, well distributed substrate, where would you put your creative content?

Celebrating 125 Years of National Geographic Magazine
September 30, 2013

For well over a century, National Geographic has sent thousands of the world's greatest minds-in science, photography, exploration, and journalism-on groundbreaking journeys of discovery. The findings and images they brought back have educated us, inspired us, and helped us change the world. As National Geographic celebrates its 125th anniversary, their focus is squarely on the future. At a time when so much about our planet is changing, and our need to understand and find solutions to global challenges is so urgent, the work of exploration and discovery is more important than ever. 

Using Recycled Paper in Magazines Protects the Environment
March 22, 2013

Recently, National Geographic Society changed course on recycled fiber, walking away from its long held belief that using recovered fiber in its publications has negligible environmental benefit and agreeing to explore recycled paper options. We are encouraged by National Geographic Society’s initial indication that they may begin printing on recycled paper soon. If they do so, they will join the growing list of other magazines that have been using recycled paper for a decade or more like, Fast Company, Audubon, YES!, and Ranger Rick.

Study: Clear Environmental Benefits From Using Recycled Paper in National Geographic, Other Magazines
March 20, 2013

–Using recovered fiber in place of virgin fiber for magazine paper has a benefit in 14 of 14 environmental impact categories studied, according to a life-cycle assessment (LCA) issued today by ENVIRON International Corporation. The study debunks any myths promoted by magazine and paper industries that question the environmental benefits of using recycled fiber in publication-grade paper.