As executive vice president and group editorial director of National Geographic and editor in chief of National Geographic magazine, Chris Johns oversees the Society’s core digital and print content, with a focus on telling meaningful stories in unforgettable ways. Under his leadership, the magazine has won numerous accolades, including 19 National Magazine Awards. Before becoming editor in chief, he was a field photographer for more than 20 years. Johns photographed more than 20 articles for National Geographic and produced books on the Hawaiian islands, Africa’s Rift Valley and wildlife issues in southern Africa.
Johns will discuss the future of National Geographic magazine and how it has the opportunity to tell more immersive and powerful stories than ever before in its 125 year history. Evolving technology provides story-telling tools only dreamt of a few years ago. The ability to capture high quality images with still photography and high definition video, while also recording audio, helps share experiences in new and innovative ways.
Photo by Michael “Nick” Nichols
As of October 26, 2013