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Disney’s National Geographic Hires Nathan Lump as Editor in Chief

National Geographic, the 134 year-old media brand now controlled by The Walt Disney Co., has found a new editor in chief. Veteran journalist Nathan Lump will lead the media company’s editorial efforts beginning next month, Nat Geo said Thursday. Lump will report to David Miller, executive vp and GM of Nat Geo Media. He was […]

Disney+’s ‘Genius’ Anthology to Profile Malcolm X Alongside Martin Luther King Jr.

Genius, the Disney+ anthology series from National Geographic, is making some changes to its fourth season. For the first time, the series will profile two historical figures: In addition to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the fourth season will also focus on Malcolm X. The series from Imagine Television and 20th TV […]

Disney’s Next Streaming Deal Brings National Geographic and Disney+ Closer Together (Exclusive)

There aren’t many subscription offerings that combine a 134-year-old print magazine brand with a 3-year-old streaming video service, but National Geographic and The Walt Disney Co. are giving it a try. National Geographic, which counts Disney as its majority owner, is launching a new subscription deal that combines a Nat Geo digital membership, print issues […]

Thai Cave Divers on How ‘The Rescue’ Tells “Deeper Story” of Incredible Operation

With the DOC NYC festival having this week unveiled its 15-strong 2021 shortlist, early favorites for the best documentary Oscar have started to emerge. Among those considered firmly in the running is The Rescue, National Geographic’s chronicling of the heroic efforts of a team of cave divers, alongside an international team of army personnel and […]

“For Me, the Story Was a Family of Overcoming”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Cynthia Erivo, Courtney B. Vance and the Creators of ‘Genius: Aretha’

Genius: Aretha, as in Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is the latest limited series from Nat Geo to portray the life of a tectonic talent whose gifts, like those of Picasso in a previous season, have yet to be equaled. The eight-part drama jumps back and forth between Franklin’s formative years as a girl-wonder […]