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#1340626 - 12/09/2015 08:22 National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch
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After almost 120 years of running as a non-profit organisation National Geographic has been bought by Murdoch.

What changes will we see?

My guess is an end to funding exploration - unless of course it can be connected to a several part reality TV show.

War on Science - my thoughts are that articles may start to have alternative arguments to Evolution, Alternative Power and Climate given editorial space.

I have subscribed to this magazine unbroken since 1979, that may come to an end.
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#1340627 - 12/09/2015 08:33 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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You just gave me a reason not to buy it.
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#1342347 - 29/09/2015 19:29 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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The National Geographic Society will continue to operate as a nonprofit organisation, with the $US725 million from Fox increasing its endowment to about $US1 billion and allowing it to double its investment in science, research and education work.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/media-and...l#ixzz3n7PGgLF5
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#1342415 - 30/09/2015 14:36 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: mitasol]
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Originally Posted By: mitasol
The National Geographic Society will continue to operate as a nonprofit organisation, with the $US725 million from Fox increasing its endowment to about $US1 billion and allowing it to double its investment in science, research and education work.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/media-and...l#ixzz3n7PGgLF5
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Thanks for that link. I understand that "society" may operate onwards as non profit, but the "magazine" will be become a Murdoch cash cow.

While he would be stupid to fiddle to much with the magazine, such as using it as a war on science vehicle, given his "impartial" media form with the likes of the Telegraph, Australian, Fox News, etc. I am not sure.
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#1342476 - 01/10/2015 07:19 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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The magazine is by and large an outlet for the society. Fox has partnered with National Geographic via the pay TV channel for a long time. I think I'll wait and see before I pass judgement.

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#1346603 - 05/11/2015 18:25 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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The anti christ is at it again. First day in and slashes workforce by 10% -

http://reverbpress.com/business/rupert-murdoch-national-geographic-layoffs/

Now just wait for the articles debunking global warming, embracing creation, etc
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#1346640 - 05/11/2015 19:24 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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I can't see anything good coming out of his ownership. But then again. It will better fit in with the rest of the worlds media now.

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#1346656 - 05/11/2015 19:46 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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Originally Posted By: ozthunder
The anti christ is at it again. First day in and slashes workforce by 10% -

http://reverbpress.com/business/rupert-murdoch-national-geographic-layoffs/

Now just wait for the articles debunking global warming, embracing creation, etc


Yep ,it will be the beginning of the end for the publication.
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#1347535 - 09/11/2015 09:14 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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The guys who got slashed should start a new magazine, without the interference of the government!

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#1347536 - 09/11/2015 09:17 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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They should start with Antarctica, how its growing and how its messing up with the global waring money making scam buisness!!!

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#1432107 - 29/08/2017 11:01 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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I have been subscribing to NG since 1979, I am 60, so my subscription started when I was just 22 years old.

I get occasional subscription reminders that start with " Valued member since 1979".

So imagine my surprise to find out that it costs me $77 a year, but if I were a new customer it would be $49 first year, plus a jacket and world map.

I wrote to NG and asked what does "valued member since 1979" means to me, but all I got was dribble.

I know I could cancel and re-join, but I do not want to throw out the 38 years bargaining chip just yet, but honestly do not know my next move? Find out how the board is and send them direct E Mails?

This of course is straight from Murdoch Foxtel customer service handbook where all the deals and discounts are aimed at new customers, while existing ones are stiffed.
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#1432108 - 29/08/2017 11:06 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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What an insult that is to a long time subscriber.
You certainly get nothing for loyalty these days.
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#1432282 - 31/08/2017 09:00 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: rain gauge]
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Loyalty certainly doesn't mean anyhing these days, companies don't give a hoot how long you have been with them, you are just a number (usually one with a $$ sign in front...)
They will have no problem in calling NEXT for someone behind you to take your place.
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#1432949 - 05/09/2017 22:19 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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When did National Geographic officially change hands [if it did]?...just curious smile .
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#1433346 - 09/09/2017 08:34 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Loyalty certainly doesn't mean anyhing these days, companies don't give a hoot how long you have been with them, you are just a number (usually one with a $$ sign in front...)
They will have no problem in calling NEXT for someone behind you to take your place.


Loyalty is a two edged sword.

In the industry I work in we have to offer new customers a price which is below cost to pry loyal customers away from their current company where they are most likely being charged a price well above cost. The end result of this is that new customers are far more likely to get a better deal than old "rusted on" customers.

Many people simply wont bother to change their purchasing habits unless they are dragged kicking and screaming. This significantly increases the cost of acquiring new customers and gives rise to the heavy discounting for those new customers you see in telecommunications, insurance and other industries.
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#1433368 - 09/09/2017 10:49 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: Seira]
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Pretty much spells it out how and why the Murdoch empire swallowed up the National Geographic:

The Guardian
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#1433382 - 09/09/2017 13:27 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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My last question doesn't matter now.
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#1434366 - 19/09/2017 10:22 Re: National Geographic bought byRupert Murdoch [Re: ozthunder]
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What institutions hasn't Murdoch touched that went to crap for its subscribers and viewers, only to be gouged out of their pockets for inferior products?

Everything he gets his grubby hands on, only gets ruined and turned into being a milking machine.

He has wrecked Rugby League, pay TV is not much different to FTA, and his business models and practices are now stone age. His papers are either biased to his views, and those persons who think too much of themselves, and not the facts of the situation.

I have never subscribed or purchased any of his "products", and I likely to never will.

He reminds me of this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vyD2-nTpAk

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