In late November, David Lyle, CEO of the National Geographic Channel, told a big audience at the 2012 World Congress of Science & Factual [TV] Producers that the only people who buy National Geographic magazine “are either 70 years old or dead.” He also said the reason back issues of the Magazine look so good is “because no one reads them.”
Evidently, Mr. Lyle’s public trashing of the official journal of the National Geographic Society didn’t go over very well with NGS Chairman & CEO John Fahey — or so says one of our Society Matters correspondents:
“Thought you’d like to hear a rumor going around Nat Geo HQ. Word is that John Fahey read about David Lyle’s performance at Science Congress on Society Matters and made him deliver a mea culpa to the board in person. So somebody is listening!”
If that’s true, then a tip of the hat to you, John Fahey.