Nationwide Geographic has reportedly laid off employees and the journal will not be offered on US newsstands as of subsequent 12 months as a consequence of a brand new sequence of cuts by father or mother firm Walt Disney Co. This information comes amid a sequence of huge layoffs which have affected information organisations like CNN, Buzzfeed, and Vice Media. Departing staffers mentioned on Wednesday that the journal has curtailed the picture contracts that allowed its photographers to spend months within the subject producing the publication’s iconic photographs.
Future editorial work will as an alternative be carried out by freelance writers and the few editors remaining on employees. A Nationwide Geographic spokesperson has denied that the staffing adjustments would influence the publication’s work, saying that it’s going to as an alternative give them ‘flexibility to inform completely different tales and meet our audiences the place they’re throughout our many platforms’.
Journalists, photographers and readers of the publication have since taken to social media to precise their unhappiness and disbelief on the information, sharing what made them love Nationwide Geographic and tales of rising up accumulating the enduring yellow framed magazines. Author Alice Driver mentioned, ‘I grew up with Nationwide Geographic. It was my portal to the world in rural Arkansas…. I feel my love for pictures has its roots in that print journal’.
Nationwide Geographic reached 12 million subscribers in the USA, with tens of millions extra abroad, at its peak within the late Eighties and it nonetheless is among the many most generally learn magazines in the USA.