Winner of 21st Century Fox’s “Earth in Focus” employee photography contest takes once in a lifetime Nat Geo trip to the Galápagos Islands

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To celebrate Earth Month this past April, 21st Century Fox invited colleagues to take part in a unique photography competition in partnership with 21CF’s National Geographic on their Your Shot platform. The contest, judged by a Nat Geo photo editor, encouraged 21CF colleagues around the world to submit their best nature photography and shots of action against climate change for a chance to win a free National Geographic Expedition trip, well as runner-up prizes of GoPro and Canon PowerShot cameras. The grand prize included a ten-day trip for two to the Galápagos Islands and the opportunity to explore its unique wildlife with the aid of a Nat Geo Expert.

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Meet Our New Employees

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This week we welcomed another great group of colleagues. They joined several of our businesses based in Los Angeles including FX, FOX, Fox Sports, true[x], 20th Century Fox and FoxNext. We also welcomed more than 20 other colleagues around the world.

The week of October 2nd is also the beginning of 21CF Impact Week. 21CF Impact Week provides our colleagues with opportunities to share their skills and talents with nonprofits, schools, and other organizations in our communities. Projects will support 21CF’s Social Impact focus areas: Creativity & The ArtsSports & Well-BeingKnowledge & ExplorationSustainability, and Diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

21CF Impact Week is a great opportunity to invest in the communities where we live and work, while connecting with colleagues across our businesses – all in six days packed with fun and purposeful activities.

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Lachlan Murdoch talks workplace culture, theatrical windows, ‘Avatar’ sequels and more at Variety’s Dealmakers breakfast

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At the inaugural Variety Dealmakers breakfast in New York City on September 28, 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch talked about a wide range of topics, including the importance of sustaining a healthy workplace culture.

“Culture is something that has to inform leadership decisions every day,” Lachlan told Cynthia Littleton, Variety’s managing editor of television, during his keynote conversation. “When you unearth things that don’t fit the culture you are trying to have or want to have, you have to address it ruthlessly and, unfortunately, in many cases very publicly.”

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FOX Sports celebrates its 24th birthday with an inaugural Founders Day

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FOX Sports launched in 1994 as a single network with just one sport. Now, it is paving the way in sports broadcasting. Last week, FOX Sports celebrated its birthday on the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles with an inaugural Founders Day, kicking off its 24th NFL season. During the celebration, which will now be an annual event, colleagues were encouraged to step away from their desks and join in the festivities, recognizing the many accomplishments of FOX Sports over its 24 years.

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Nat Geo’s Susan Goldberg talks about the power of storytelling to change the world at the first Global Positive Forum in Paris

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At the inaugural Global Positive Forum in Paris on Friday, Sept. 1, Susan Goldberg, National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief and National Geographic Partners Editorial Director, discussed the power of storytelling to change the world. National Geographic is an official partner of the new conference, which was created under the patronage of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. The goal of the Global Positive Forum is to “give voice to agents of change around the world, people who are thinking and acting in new ways, and leading positive initiatives,” all in hopes of making the world of tomorrow better than the world today.

Susan began her remarks by highlighting National Geographic’s long-held belief in the power of storytelling to change the world. Today, however, the beloved brand isn’t limited to the pages of a magazine – it can inspire its 760 million readers, viewers and fans across a range of platforms.

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21CF donates $500,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, sets up financial assistance grants for affected colleagues

 

harveyreal_0Nearly 500 of 21st Century Fox’s colleagues in Texas are affected by the unprecedented rainfall from Hurricane Harvey, including those based in Fox Networks Group’s critical network operations center in The Woodlands and the local Fox Television Stations. As an initial step in its response to the flooding and devastation in that area, the company is donating $500,000 to United Way of Greater Houston’s relief fund.

The relief fund will help meet storm-related needs and recovery in its local community, with a priority given to safety, shelter and basic needs like food. Once the community is stabilized, United Way will focus on long-term recovery efforts.

21CF colleagues and their families were able to find shelter on-site at Fox’s disaster-ready facilities in the affected areas, with live events and news coverage kept on the air since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Affected colleagues will be eligible for financial assistance grants from the company to help meet their relief and rebuilding needs.

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Nat Geo reporters win 2017 Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for beat reporting on effects of climate change and illegal wildlife trading

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From a pool of nearly 400 submissions, the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) recently announced the winners of the 2016-17 Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and two awards went to 21st Century Fox’s National Geographic reporters, Craig Welch and Rachel Nuwer, for their important work in illuminating pressing issues of climate change and the human impact of wild animal welfare around the world.

Welch, a Seattle-based reporter, won first place in “Outstanding Beat Reporting—Large Market” for a package of five stories across Nat Geo platforms, edited by Rob Kunzig and Brian Howard, that centered around the effects of climate change on ocean-life:

The Blob That Cooked the Pacific

Ocean Slime Spreading Quickly Across the Earth

Mysterious New Whale Species Discovered in Alaska

Huge Puffin Die-Off May Be Linked to Hotter Seas

Orca Killed by Satellite Tag Leads to Criticism of Science Practices

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