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Terribly depressing. I've been buying NG for a decade and now have a whole row in my bookshelf of yellow spines. It is very disheartening to think that something as political as Fox and Murdoch can have 73% control of it and presumably influence it editorially, as well as using it to uplift and give weight to the Fox brand :(



> It is very disheartening to think that something as political as Fox and Murdoch can have 73% control of it and presumably influence it editorially

Have you been reading NatGeo this past decade? It's already become as political as one can imagine, just in the other direction.


> Have you been reading NatGeo this past decade?

I have read it cover-to-cover every time. I've thought it getting more pro-oil pro-banking, actually, so that just shows how subjective these things are.

I'm a brit abroad and I wish it had a more science, nature, anthropology and everything else slant. Last months article on the new missing link finds was really interesting, but I won't miss all the American-centric stories one iota.


Don't tell me boxes of yellow magazines since year 1985 and now i'm thinking in cancel my subscription.


Is there a good alternative?

I planned to subscribe after I moved house, but the Murdoch purchase was announced in-between.


Smithsonian is pretty good. They don't do the maps and pullouts but they cover lots of similar ground (and are also a non-profit).


I like the Smithsonian but the whole change of requiring print subscribers to re-purchase the digital copy, with no forewarning...just applied the changes in an app update made me cancel my subscription. It's unfortunate because I like the magazine and the organization but the only way I can fight practices like that is to simply not give them money.

Edit: same for NatGeo, long time subscriber that cancelled because I refuse to knowingly give a dime to Murdoch and Co.




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