On Our Radar: Headquarters makeover… Rupert Murdoch… a bloodied photographer… & more

• The architects at Weiss/Manfredi have just been selected to transform the urban campus of the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. A few details (not many) at ArchDaily.

• National Geographic’s Image Collection group will begin to inventory and reclaim pieces from the Society’s art collection in the coming weeks. Details in this memo via NG Connect (the Society’s intranet).

Ashi Fachler beaten up

Photographer Ashi Fachler (via Pixiq)

• Ashi Fachler, who runs the Flickr group Photography Is Not a Crime, was brutally attacked after snapping a couple of photos on the set of a Discovery Channel film last month. (Think that’s tragic? Of course it is. But once you get beyond those knee-jerk emotions, you’ll be ready to think more like a marketing pro. Here’s a scholarly paper from a marketing professor at the Wharton School of Business about how negative publicity for a product can increase sales.)

• An online campaign calling on Congress to investigate Rupert Murdoch and News Corp is gathering steam over at Free Press. (News Corp is the majority owner of the National Geographic Channel.)


• According to The GuardianNews Corp faces renewed threat of prosecution in the United States; investigation of alleged bribery under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the greatest danger to Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. 

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