History News Network (HNN) at George Washington University is a platform for historians writing about current events.
History News Network (HNN) is a non-profit corporation registered in Washington State. HNN was founded by Richard Shenkman, the author of Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World History. Mr. Shenkman served as editor until his retirement in 2019. Historian Kyla Sommers is the current editor-in-chief. HNN sponsors several history-oriented blogs including Liberty and Power (coordinated by David T. Beito), and Jim Loewen.
In 2012, HNN celebrated the Fourth of July by holding a contest to select the worst books about American history every published. Nominees David Barton's The Jefferson Lies, Michael Bellesiles's Arming America, Gavin Menzies's 1421 : The Year China Discovered America, and Richard G. Williams's 2006 book Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend.
Journalist-historian Rick Shenkman has found a new home for the History News Network, namely George Washington University, meaning "its future is now assured" after departing George Mason University.
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