“National Geographic has assumed management of day-to-day operations for Scienceblogs.com, expanding a relationship with Seed Media Group that started when National Geographic took on ad sales responsibility for Scienceblogs.com in 2009.”
That is the entire text of the statement National Geographic put out. What does this mean for Scienceblog bloggers? PZ Myers and Ed Brayton are concerned about possible attempts to tone down their language. Here’s hoping that some of the best science blogging on the web doesn’t get censored…
It looks like a good fit since it will give ScienceBlogs a more stable financial foundation and there’s been a trend towards merging good science blogging with good science journalism already. I do hope that the bloggers are able to maintain the full editorial control that they’re used to.
Hmmm. The output of many of the sciencebloggers (PZ, Ed, Isis, ERV) doesn’t seem a tremendously perfect fit with NatGeo’s content/style. That said I like both so I presume I will like any middle ground found too (especially if they fix the comments). Ideally this will eventually lead to Darren Naish being given full editorial control of the big yellow edged mag.