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 science coverage.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 science coverage. (8/26/2016) (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2019)