An official publication of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic is the most widely read magazine on the planet. It issued its first magazine just nine months after the Society was founded, in October 1888. The magazine was originally published under the name National Geographic Magazine but it was later shortened to just National Geographic. It contains various sections such as history, popular science, photography, current events, geography and culture. It is available in monthly issues with additional map supplements and special editions of the magazine are also issued occasionally.
National Geographic Society is headquartered in Washington, D.C in the United States and its Editor, Chris Johns is the ninth editor of the NG magazine. He became the editor in chief in January 2005. In 2010, Indiana University awarded Chris with an honorary doctorate.
He pursued photography at Minnesota University and got a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University. In October 2008, he bagged the Editor of the year award at the American Magazine Conference.
The magazine with its distinctive yellow border is circulated worldwide in 34 languages with more than fifty million people getting the magazines every month. This is the most read geographical and scientific magazine in the world. In May 2007 and 2008, the magazine was awarded with General Excellence Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the best photography award for the 2006 issues of the magazine. In 2011, it received the Magazine of the Year Award from ASME.
The magazine with its award winning photojournalism works is known for its best high quality photographs. It also publishes a special kid’s magazine that is used in the schools to educate kids in geography and history fields. Some issues of the magazines contain wonderful journeys to different places, cultures and events throughout the world including the articles on science, information of interesting animals to help kids learn more about the world.