Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Canada's historic action plan, cont'd. Who's skewing historical and geographical reporting?

Following up its recent queries about how sponsorship may have skewed coverage of the recent discovery of HMS Erebus, the CanadaLand website is now looking into how sponsorship has been skewing coverage more generally at the magazine Canadian Geographic, involving corporate as well as government sponsorship. Part one of its investigations is here.

I'm reminded of a post here from last December, in which I noted how government subsidies seemed to be shaping and skewing historical content at the websites run by academic institutions and historical NGOs.

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