Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox recently bought a majority stake in National Geographic's media assets, including its iconic science magazine. That's bad news for anyone who cares about an independent and informative media.
A study by the Union of Concerned Scientists found 72% of Fox News's climate science coverage to be "misleading."1
Voters need accurate information about the world around us that's based on science, not ideology. For more than a century, National Geographic's nonprofit journalism has given us that, and Fox says this sale won't change anything—but we need a guarantee.
National Geographic must immediately adopt policies—including appointing a Public Editor—to ensure the magazine's editorial independence.
–Jack Mumby, Common Cause
1. "New Study: 72% of Fox News Climate Segments Are Misleading," Mother Jones, April 7, 2014
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