Who Writes History Today? The only true answer I can think of is Wikipedia- an uber-source to pull information from. And it's all free- it's all about the information itself... dare I say Wikipedia has replaced the library for the cursory or fuel for the intelligent? I wish it wasn't true, but I think it is. I would like to believe The New York Times or Time Magazine are keeping tally but they're not- they're rags that sell papers; it's not historically worthy unless as a good reference. I would like to believe our kids' history books are keeping a tally of history but the average kid's history book is how many years old?? As they say, "9/11 changed everything" and 9/11 to present in today's history books is the last 4 pages of a 467 page book. And the book itself is studied and forgotten with time. Who here remembers their 4th grade history book?? So who exactly writes history?