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Fox Sports Supports PSA photoshoot with National Association on Mental Illness nominated for Cynopsis Social Good Award

FOX Sports, National Geographic and the Fox Business Network have garnered a total of ten nominations for the third annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards, a ceremony celebrating the media industry’s leading social responsibility initiatives. The nominations represent the breadth of social issues on which 21st Century Fox businesses engage their audiences, from National Geographic’s on-air campaigns to preserve America’s National Parks to FOX Sports Supports’ efforts to help military veterans transition to civilian life. The winners will be announced at a breakfast in New York City on March 2.

The nominations for 21CF businesses include the following:

  • Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Environmental/Weather: National Geographic Channel for Before the Flood
  • Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Environmental/Weather: National Geographic Channel for National Geographic
  • Best Overall Marketing: National Geographic & American Express for “Partners in Preservation: National Parks”
  • Best Spot (Over 30 Seconds): FOX Sports for “Rebuild” MVP & FOX Sports Supports
  • Environmental Campaign or Initiative: National Geographic for Before the Flood
  • Environmental Campaign or Initiative: National Geographic & Subaru of America for “Find Your Park, Love Your Park”
  • Nonprofit/Corporate Partnership: National Geographic & DAVIDOFF Cool Water for “Love the Ocean”
  • Public Service Announcement: FOX Sports for “Stigma Free” from FOX Sports Supports and the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Best Episode with a Social Good Theme: The Centsables (Fox Business Network) for “The Centsinnati 500”
  • Social Good Shining Stars: FOX Sports Supports

FOX Sports Supports won the “Social Good Shining Sports Star” category at last year’s ceremony, the top honor for overall charitable sports program. The initiative has contributed millions of dollars to more than 40 charities through on-air engagement such as PSAs, in-game reads and on-screen graphics across FOX’s sports properties. Its current partnerships with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and more were chosen by a vote of FOX Sports employees in December 2015.

“The partnership with FOX Sports is of tremendous value in the Stigma Free movement and amplifies NAMI’s efforts at helping build better lives and promote a thriving American community,” said Katrina Gay, NAMI’s National Director of Communications and Public Affairs.

The National Geographic campaigns nominated each utilize the breadth of the organization’s resources to reach diverse audiences. The “Find Your Park, Love Your Park” campaign from National Geographic and Subaru of America, for example, is geared toward teaching fourth graders across the United States about the importance of U.S. national parks by driving viewers toward a host of educational resources available at National Geographic’s website. In addition, “Partners in Preservation: National Parks” awarded $2 million in grants in 2016 to historic sites in need of preservation within national parks, as decided by popular vote on the campaign website.

“We love to give our readers an opportunity to engage with their passion for parks and ‘Partners in Preservation: National Parks’ is an ideal way to activate our very engaged community and empower them to participate,” said Susan Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic.

Learn more about the Cynopsis Social Good awards, and view the full list of this year’s nominees.


A look at how our colleagues made a positive impact in communities across the U.S.

Last week, 21st Century Fox launched 21CF Impact Week, giving more than 1,000 of its colleagues opportunities to make a positive impact in the local communities where they live and work.

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Colleagues based in New York, Los Angeles and select cities across the U.S. stepped away from their desks and into their communities by volunteering at schools, parks and community centers. More than a dozen opportunities were available, including a Rocky Horror Picture Show-themed hike for charity, a movie night at a senior assisted living center, packing and donating meal kits, military and school supply care packages, a science scavenger hunt for kids at the American Museum of Natural History, and many more. Next year, 21CF plans to extend the pilot program to all colleagues nationally, and will begin to roll out internationally as well.

"We've got great, talented people, and the more they can apply themselves to making a difference in the community, the better of they'll be, the better off the business will be and the better off the community at large will be," said 21CF CEO James Murdoch.

"It was a really fulfilling experience," said a 21CF colleague. "I think it's important for all of us that are so fortunate in our lives to take the time to step back and appreciate that by helping others."

Catch up on 21CF Impact Week by checking out #21CFImpactWeek on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and by checking out the photos below:

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Since the launch of its corporate sustainability program in 2007, 21st Century Fox has consistently made Earth Day a focal point of its yearly calendar, regularly extending its celebration into a full month of activities engaging colleagues around the world. From the FOX network's annual "Green It. Mean It." PSA campaign, now in its ninth year, to a long tradition of spring volunteer events, 21CF's global colleagues embrace Earth Day as a time to take action in their own lives to better the environment, as well as inspire others to care about the planet. Here are some of the ways we're doing so this year.

Sharing our love of nature with the "Explore Your World" photo contest
21CF's third-annual Earth Month photo competition is encouraging global employees to combine photography skills and their love of the outdoors by sharing their best nature photos on social media using the hashtag #21CFExplore. This year is the most successful for the contest to date, with thousands of entries pouring in from all corners of the business, featuring employees and their families riding bikes, hiking, rock climbing, planting gardens, visiting local and national parks, and more. Check out some of the photos we've received below: 3 Panel Collage

Encouraging our viewers to live greener
Throughout the month of April, FOX Broadcasting Company is continuing its commitment to "Green It. Mean It.," an initiative designed to raise both viewer and employee awareness of environmental issues. The on-air campaign includes tips from FOX talent about how viewers can live greener both at home and at work. Stars from Empire, Scream Queens, Last Man on Earth, Rosewood, Gotham, and more appear.

Volunteering in our communities
On Saturday, April 16, 21CF colleagues on both the East and West coasts spent the day giving back to the communities where they live and work. In Los Angeles, the FoxGives group organized a trip to Grand View Elementary School in Culver City, where nearly 100 Fox employees painted an environmentally-themed mural, planted a garden, and built planters, benches, and bird houses. The event was hosted in conjunction with LA Works, a nonprofit that creates hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

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On the East Coast, 21CF employees spent April 16 as part of the annual New York Cares Day, a city-wide volunteering initiative to clean up New York's parks and community spaces. Colleagues from the corporate office, Blue Sky Studios, Fox News Channel, FOX Sports, and Fox TV Stations spent the day painting, pulling weeds, and sprucing up the athletic spaces at East River Park. 21st Century Fox has supported New York Cares since 1999.

Reaching global audiences with National Geographic
National Geographic is spending Earth Day inspiring and empowering people around the world to make changes in their daily lives in support of a more sustainable planet. On television, Nat Geo WILD is dedicating its entire primetime block on Friday, April 22, to celebrating those working to protect our wildlife populations, featuring the premiere of "Mission Critical: Orangutan on the Edge." Online, in addition to special features and photo galleries, the company's Instagram brands will select their followers' best nature photos with the hashtag #NatGeoEarthDay and publish them on NationalGeographic.com.

Learn more about sustainability at 21CF, and check back soon as we announce the winners of the "Explore Your World" photo contest.


Ailes Apprentice Program Promotes Diversity in Journalism, Celebrates 11th Graduating Class

In New York City on Thursday, November 19, Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes honored the newest group of fellows from the Ailes Apprentice Program, a professional development initiative Ailes founded in 2003 for television journalists from diverse backgrounds. The ceremony, hosted by Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, celebrated the eleventh graduating class, each of whom completed an immersive 12-month fellowship at Fox News and its partners.

"These graduates are going to change the world," Ailes said during his speech. "They are the best hope for the country. They understand what it means to work, contribute, communicate, and lead."

Since its founding, the Ailes Apprentice Program has offered full-time, 12-month fellowships to select groups of individuals that include cross-divisional training, exclusive networking opportunities, and comprehensive mentorships with key Fox News executives, complete with competitive salaries and full benefits. The apprentices also get the chance to produce original content for air on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, or Fox News Radio.

This year's graduates include Randall Payton, a junior web video producer for FoxNews.com, Mauricio Muñoz who worked in Technical Operations at FNC and FBN, Shivan Sarna who worked as a Production Assistant at Fox News, and Danaia Williams, an assistant to Alan Colmes at Fox News Radio.

The ceremony also featured the 2015 Inspiring Success Award, which was presented to 92-year-old Dabney Montgomery, a Tuskegee Airman and Civil Rights Activist. In addition, NCAA Division I Wrestling Champion Anthony Robles served as the keynote speaker. Also in attendance were 21st Century Fox Executive Vice-Chairman Chase Carey, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, National Association of Black Journalists President Sarah Glover, and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Executive Director Alberto Mendoza.

For more information, visit AilesApprentice.FoxNews.com, and watch the Fox & Friends feature on the graduates below:

 

 


Fox Employees Volunteer

Joining nearly 4,000 other volunteers at 69 sites throughout New York City, 21st Century Fox employees came together on Saturday, October 17, as part of New York Cares Day Fall, an annual city-wide volunteering initiative to support public schools in each of the five boroughs.

Colleagues from the corporate office, Fox News, and Blue Sky Studios spent the day organizing supply closets, building planters for the science classes, and painting a wall mural at River East Elementary School in Harlem.

New York Cares organizes volunteering projects year-round to support the city's parks, schools, and community spaces. 21st Century Fox has supported the organization since 1999.

For more information, visit NewYorkCares.org.