MLTalks: Mark Bauman

September 23, 2013


MIT Media Lab, 3rd Floor Atrium


As Chairman of National Geographic's Cross Platform Committee and Senior Vice President of Content Development, Mark Bauman oversees the Society's cross platform editorial development process, working with the Executive Editor of the magazine and National Geographic Channel leadership to decide which large projects the Society will feature next. As part of this process, Mark also guides strategy for the hundreds of science and exploration grants that the Society gives each year. He has overseen music and natural history series for PBS, NGC, Nat Geo Wild, and NGCI; and has been recognized with numerous broadcast and print journalism honors, including an Emmy, more than a dozen Cine Golden Eagles, and various film festival awards. 

Before coming to National Geographic, Mark, who is fluent in Spanish, Russian, Czech and Italian, was based in Eastern Europe and Latin America for ABC News, where he ran Baghdad and Balkan coverage for extended periods of time. He has also covered war and genocide in Central Africa, Lebanon, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq for world class media outlets, including ABC, the BBC, CNN, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, Izvestia (Russian), The Ladies Home Journal, The London Observer Sunday Magazine, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, National Public Radio, New York Newsday, Nezavisimaya Gazeta (Russian), Reflex (Czech), The San Francisco Chronicle, Spy, Time, The Village Voice, and The Washington Post.

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