26 Sep '15, 3am

Insiders say that National Geographic will continue to operate autonomously, despite new relationship with Fox

The now for-profit venture National Geographic Partners will continue to operate independently of James Murdoch’s influence according to many long-time photographers and contributing writers. James Murdoch is Rupert’s son, who took over the leadership position at Fox in June. Brian Skerry, who has photographed marine wildlife and underwater environments for National Geographic magazine for nearly 18 years, told The Guardian that he and other contributors didn’t anticipate such a partnership. “I think everybody has some concerns and nobody is quite sure what it means,” he said. “I can only speak for myself, but I believe we were all thinking the same thing. National Geographic has been autonomous … pretty much forever. It came as a huge surprise.” But Skerry feels the organization’s leadership has been transparent about the deal. “The integrity of the staff and contributors...

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