Breakthrough Junior Challenge

In partnership with National Geographic, the Breakthrough Junior Challenge 2018 is now open for submissions!

National Geographic has joined forces with the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global competition for students, designed to inspire creative thinking about science. Students between ages 13 and 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit an original video, no more than 3 minutes in length, that brings to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, fundamental physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in the most engaging, illuminating,…

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National Geographic Planet or Plastic

National Geographic launches ‘Planet or Plastic?’ initiative to reduce impact of single-use plastics on our oceans

Every year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans and could remain in marine environments for more than 450 years. This escalating problem deserves our attention, and today National Geographic is kicking off a multiyear initiative to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on our oceans. The comprehensive plan of action called “Planet or Plastic?” launches today and is tied to the June issue of National Geographic magazine, which is available online now and will hit newsstands on May…

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FX Pose LGBTQ Charity Donations

Ryan Murphy to donate all profits from FX’s “Pose” to LGBTQ charities

Ahead of the June 3 premiere of his new FX series Pose, a dance musical about ball culture in 1980s New York City, writer and producer Ryan Murphy announced he will donate 100% of his profits from the show to trans and LGBTQ charities across the U.S. The series features the largest cast of transgender actors in regular roles in TV history, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. Murphy will spotlight each of the recipient…

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LGBTQ Storytelling at Fox

GLAAD Media Awards honor ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ and more from 21CF for outstanding LGBTQ storytelling

Three television projects from 21st Century Fox businesses took home top honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 5, including Twentieth Century Fox Television’s This Is Us, FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and National Geographic’s Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. The awards recognize media and entertainment for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, as well as the issues that affect their lives. “GLAAD is working to ensure the…

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Girls Who Code - 21CF Partnership

21CF partners with Girls Who Code to help cultivate the next generation of female tech talent

In line with its commitments to reflect the diversity of its audiences and to support the next generation of creatives and technologists, 21st Century Fox has made a multi-year commitment to back the groundbreaking organization, Girls Who Code (GWC), with financial and in-kind resources. This support will go toward two significant initiatives: GWC’s new College Loops program, which will drive retention and community among female computer science majors by connecting and engaging Girls Who Code alumni at colleges and universities, and the development of…

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Sustainability on the Post

Learn how Twentieth Century Fox went green on “The Post” in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look

As part of Twentieth Century Fox’s commitment to environmental sustainability in its film productions, the studio recently led efforts to green the set of The Post, Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks about The Washington Post’s role in publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. The filming process lasted 52 days and took the cast and crew across dozens of locations in New York and Washington, D.C., with each new site presenting its own unique sustainability challenges. However, the combined…

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Shot in the Dark, FOX Sports Films

FOX Sports and Good Sports team up to bring sports equipment to Chicago youth, with 21st Century Fox matching every donation dollar-for-dollar

To mark the launch of the new documentary Shot in the Dark from FOX Sports Films, FOX Sports has partnered with nonprofit Good Sports to provide much-needed athletic opportunities to Chicago youth. The initiative allows supporters to personally select sports equipment to be donated through Good Sports to various youth programs in the city, and all donations made directly through the “Shot in the Dark” page will be matched by FOX Sports parent company, 21st Century Fox, dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000. Shot in the…

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Xploration Station STEM TV

“Xploration Station,” Fox’s block of STEM programming for kids, earns eight Daytime Emmy nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and included eight nominations for Xploration Station, the three-hour block of STEM-related programming for kids and teens that airs on Fox TV Stations. Xploration Station consists of six half-hour shows exploring a wide range of scientific subjects, including space exploration, earth science, and more. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, April 29. The full list of…

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Chasing Genius, Nat Geo

Nat Geo announces winner of ‘CHASING GENIUS: Unlimited Innovation’ challenge

21st Century Fox’s National Geographic and Sprint have announced neurological physical therapist Asha Gummadi as the winner of the “CHASING GENIUS: Unlimited Innovation” challenge. Asha, who is based in Philadelphia, will receive $25,000 to pursue her vision of helping doctors to provide virtual physical therapy in developing countries. This is National Geographic’s second CHASING GENIUS digital initiative, which aims to bring together a community of active, aspirational, socially conscious consumers who want to make a positive difference in the world. The winning project is…

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One Strange Rock Science Education

National Geographic unveils free science education programs inspired by new series “One Strange Rock”

On the eve of the premiere of One Strange Rock, the thrilling 10-part documentary series exploring the conditions that create life on Earth, 21st Century Fox’s National Geographic has launched a suite of educational tools designed to bring to life some of the series’ key scientific lessons. The resources are available completely free for educators and include activities for students of all ages, including interactive online games and maps, photography, videos, slideshows, worksheets, articles, and a curriculum guide developed in collaboration with the nonprofit…

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