The History News Network is the only website primarily featuring commentary by historians on current events.
The site's mission is to help put current events into historical perspective. Given how public opinion is shaped today, whipsawed emotionally on talk shows this way and that in response to the egos of the guests, the desire for ratings by the hosts and the search for profits by media companies and sponsors, historians are especially needed now. They can help remind us of the superficiality of what-happens-today-is-all-that-counts journalism.
Each week HNN features up to a dozen fresh op eds by prominent historians. The archives, extending over the past decade, include more than 5,000 well-researched articles.
HNN reaches an enormous audience: hundreds of thousands of visitors per month. We've been cited in more than 450 books.
Both historians and journalists use HNN to keep up with developments in the history profession and to find for sharp, pointed commentary.
The website was founded in 2001 and is affiliated with George Mason University.
HNN depends on donations.
It is a 501 (c)(3).
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