In the late 1990s, the magazine launched The Complete National Geographic, an electronic compilation of every previous issue. This allows readers to view any article or image from the publication's history.
National Geographic began its online presence in 1995 with NatGeoWeb.com. It features news articles, photo galleries, and scientific data about our planet, moon, and stars. The website also has a large collection of background information on countries and cultures around the world.
In 1999, National Geographic Society launched a second website, NatGeoSpace.com. This site provides news updates, exclusive content, and fun facts about astronomy and space science. There is also an interactive galaxy map that allows users to explore galaxies beyond ours using various filters such as distance, brightness, size, etc.
In April 2005, National Geographic launched a third website, NatGeoLiving.com. This site offers tips on travel, food, culture, and living green at home. It also contains interviews with leading scientists in environmental studies.
In November 2005, National Geographic launched a fourth website, NatGeoQuest.com. This site offers daily puzzles that can be solved by exploring different topics within the magazine.
January 1915 cover National Geographic Society The inaugural issue of the National Geographic Magazine, subsequently abbreviated to National Geographic, was published in October 1888, nine months after the Society was created, as the Society's official magazine, as a bonus for joining the tax-exempt National Geographic Society. The first issue had 12 monthly parts plus a final part at the end of the year with all the photographs in the book.
It included articles by scientists and explorers, including E.W. Nelson and Alfred Russel Wallace, as well as photographs from around the world taken by members of the society. The initial print run was 2,500 copies, which was more than enough to allow the publishers to make a profit. However, within a few years the magazine's circulation grew so fast that it became necessary to start printing in color. In 1903, William G. Morgan, one of the founders of the National Geographic Society, took over as president. He greatly increased the size of the staff and began publishing weekly issues on paper instead of only monthly issues. By 1914, there were also weekly editions published in London and Berlin.
In January 2015, National Geographic announced that it will be making some changes to its publication schedule, switching away from monthly magazines and moving toward a quarterly publication model. The switch was made to give readers more time to read the content about places and people on each page of the magazine.
The magazine is released once a month. Subscriptions also contain additional map supplements. It is accessible in both traditional printed and interactive internet editions. National Geographic has been published consistently since 1888, nine months after the Society was founded.
It is estimated that the magazine is read by approximately 100 million people each year. It is one of the most popular magazines in the world.
The magazine focuses on science, technology, history, and anthropology with an emphasis on current affairs. It includes photographs, maps, and illustrations related to its subjects. The magazine is known for its large-scale atlases, deep-sea diving videos, and scientific research articles.
As part of its mission to increase awareness of geography and environmental issues, the magazine produces many special reports including ones on climate change, ocean pollution, and urban sprawl. It has received several awards for its photography, writing, and editing.
There are eight geographic divisions within National Geographic: Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, South Asia, and North America. Each division is led by a president who sets policy for the division. National Geographic has offices in Washington, New York, London, and other cities around the world.
They have a yearly budget of about $300 million and employ about 2,000 people.
Overview of the past National Geographic has been published consistently since 1888, nine months after the Society was founded. It is an annual magazine with a worldwide readership and one of the largest educational publishers in the United States.
It consists of user-friendly articles for everyone who loves science, technology, art, history, and nature. National Geographic also includes photographs, maps, and illustrations that bring these topics to life and make them interesting and accessible to a general audience.
The current editor-in-chief is Peter H. Graham, who took over from Edward B. Easton in January 2017. He is the first person not born in the United States to hold the post.
Easton had become acting editor in 2015 after John Faherty retired. Before joining National Geographic in 2005, Easton had been editor in chief of Science Magazine.
National Geographic has received more than 100 awards from organizations such as the American Association of Publishers, the Geographical Society of London, and the European Geographic Institute. The most recent award ceremony was held in February 2018.
Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., but it has offices around the world.
The magazine was published as National Geographic World for twenty-six years until changing its name to National Geographic Kids in 2002. In a broad sense, the periodical is a children's version of National Geographic, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society. Contents
National Geographic Kids, the magazine's children's edition, debuted in 1975 under the name National Geographic World. In the late 1990s, the magazine launched The Complete National Geographic, a digitized archive of every previous issue. In addition to online access, each issue is available for free at local libraries.
National Geographic Kids provides news about animals, people, culture, and science with an emphasis on kids' interest topics. Each month, the magazine features current events and interviews with interesting people who are followed by photos and drawings. There are also animal stories, fiction and non-fiction articles, recipes, games, activities, puzzles, and more.
In its early years, the magazine was focused primarily on teaching readers about the world's geography and history through articles and photographs in each issue. Over time, it grew into a platform for National Geographic to sell books, products, and services to raise funds while at the same time reaching out to young consumers.
Today, National Geographic Kids is read by more than 10 million children each month across 150 countries and territories. It is published monthly and distributed for free at over 7,000 locations including airports, bus terminals, grocery stores, and other public places. National Geographic also offers a mobile app that allows users to view images and videos from the magazine. The app is available for free on iOS and Android devices.