GEO (magazine)

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Geo
GEO logo.jpg
Magazine logo. Below is its slogan in French: "A new world: the Earth"
Categories Geography, science, history, nature
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1976
Company Gruner + Jahr
Country Germany
Based in Hamburg
Language German + other languages
Website German edition

GEO is a family of educational monthly magazines similar to the National Geographic magazine. It is known for its detailed reports and pictures.

History and profile[edit]

The first edition appeared in Germany in 1976. Since then, the magazine has been published in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France (first international edition), Greece, Hungary, India (publication ceased in 2013),[1] Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United States. The current circulation figure in France and Germany is over 500,000.

GEO is published by Gruner + Jahr, a publishing house owned by Bertelsmann.

The French edition was launched in 1979 and is published monthly by Prisma Presse.[2] The German version has several special editions (line extensions): GEO Saison, a multi thematical magazine dedicated to tourism, GEO Special a mono thematical magazine about individual countries or cities, GEO Wissen and GEO Kompakt mono thematical magazines focused on science issues, GEO Epoche about history and GEOlino for children. The Russian edition features GEOTraveller, GEOFocus on science and history, GEOлёнок for children and The Best of GEO.

Besides the magazines, GEO's portfolio consists of merchandising products like GEO illustrated books, a GEO encyclopedia, GEO calendars and others.

On 26 July 2013, Outlook Group announced that GEO, along with People and Marie Claire,[3] will be ceased publication and the license would not be renewed.[4]

Hot air ballon with GEO advertising

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Outlook Group to launch GEO magazine; ties up with G+J International". AFAQS. Retrieved 4 June 2008. 
  2. ^ Helena Hafstrand (1995). "Consumer Magazines in Transition". The Journal of Media Economics 8 (1). Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "http://www.bestmediainfo.com/2013/07/outlook-to-close-down-international-titles-people-geo-and-marie-claire/". Best Media Info. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Pahwa, Nikhil (29 July 2013). "On The State Of The Magazine Industry In India; Outlook Shuts Three Magazines". Media Nama. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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