National Geographic confirms takeover of Scienceblogs

Its brief statement:

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.

John Travis says at Sciencemag.org that a National Geographic spokesperson wouldn't answer his questions, "including whether its roster would be restricted to scientists or if it could reassure bloggers ... about their freedom of expression." || Earlier: National Geographic is expected to acquire Scienceblogs.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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