National Geographic (magazine)

monthly geography, history, nature, and science magazine

The National Geographic, formerly The National Geographic Magazine, is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published since the first issue in 1888. This was nine months after the Society itself was founded. It mostly contains articles about world culture, history and geography. Its famous trademark is the yellow rectangular border that goes around the cover of each issue.

National Geographic
EditorSusan Goldberg[1]
CategoriesGeography, History, Nature, Science
Total circulation
(June 2016)
6.1 million (global)[2]
First issueSeptember 22, 1888; 135 years ago (1888-09-22)[3]
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.[4]
LanguageEnglish and various other languages
OCLC number643483454

The cover page of the March 1920 issue of the magazine with the famous yellow rectangular border around it.

The magazine is published monthly. Additional maps are also included with subscription copies. It is available in a traditional printed format. Special and online formats are also available.

As of 2015-2016 the magazine had a worldwide circulation of 6.8 million per month. Its U.S. circulation is around 3.5 per month.

In 2008 the magazine won three National Magazine Awards.[5] This included an award for general excellence the second year in a row.

On 9 September 2015, the National Geographic Society announced a deal with the 20th Century Fox that would move the magazine to a new partnership, National Geographic Partners, controlled by 20th Century Fox.[6]

The magazine has had various editors since it was founded.

References change

  1. "Masthead: National Geographic Magazine". National Geographic. July 1, 2014. Archived from the original on July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. "AAM: Total Circ for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. December 31, 2013. Archived from the original on April 18, 2014. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  3. Celebrating 125 years
  4. "Contact Us". National Geographic. Archived from the original on May 15, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  5. Pérez-Peña, Richard (2 May 2008). "National Geographic Wins 3 Awards". The New York Times. Retrieved Jan 12, 2016.
  6. "National Geographic and 20th Century Fox". The National Geographic. Retrieved Jan 12, 2016.