These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate National Geographic a Pro-Science source based on proper sourcing and accurate, factual coverage of science.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
National Geographic, is the official magazine and website of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture.
Funded by / Ownership
On September 9, 2015, the National Geographic Society announced a deal with 21st Century Fox that would move the magazine to a new partnership, National Geographic Partners, controlled by 21st Century Fox. Revenue is generated through subscriptions and magazine sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, National Geographic covers topics through, photos, videos and articles related to history, conservation, culture and science. There is minimal bias and they are generally considered a pro-science source. All articles are well sourced.
Overall, we rate National Geographic a Pro-Science source based on proper sourcing and accurate, factual coverage of science. (8/26/2016) (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2019)