National Geographic’s 2018 Year in Review

In 2018, National Geographic Partners was proud to tell meaningful stories of places that matter and of inspirational people, including its photographers, explorers and scientists who are working to achieve a planet in balance.

During the past year, National Geographic took fans and partners from the Okavango River Basin in Africa, to the ledge of El Capitan with Alex Honnold, to Mars and beyond. With critical stories in National Geographic magazine, the organization inspired audiences with the story of the youngest face transplant recipient and took an in-depth look at race in America.

In a record-breaking year that featured 18 Emmy nominations and three Critics Choice Awards for "Free Solo," National Geographic also brought audiences behind the scenes of the International Science and Engineering Fair in "Science Fair" and explored the mysteries of our galaxy in "One Strange Rock."

2018 also saw National Geographic launch Planet or Plastic?, a global, multiyear initiative to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that reaches the world’s oceans, raising awareness of the plastic pollution issue and preventing approximately 150 million items of plastic from reaching the ocean.

Spurred by recognition as the No. 1 brand on Instagram and as Adweek’s Hottest Magazine Redesign, National Geographic continued to invest in innovative science and research, furthering the work of National Geographic explorers, scientists, and educators around the world.

As the storied brand celebrates its 131st anniversary this month, National Geographic is committed to upholding this tradition and looking forward to taking audiences even further in 2019.

View the full year in review online here.