It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded.It primarily contains articles about science, geography, history, and world culture.The violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while.An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions.It is available in a traditional printed edition and through an interactive online edition.
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, in which 21st Century Fox would hold a 73 percent controlling interest. From 1920–1967, the chief editorship was held by the president of the National Geographic Society.
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on September 22, 1888, nine months after the Society was founded.
It was initially a scholarly journal sent to 165 charter members and nowadays it reaches the hands of 40 million people each month.
National Geographic and other cases, and temporarily withdrew the availability of the compilation.
The magazine eventually prevailed in the dispute, and in July 2009 it resumed publishing a compilation containing all issues through December 2008.
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