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Pitching Your Archaeology News to the Press: Archaeology and the Press- Part 5

August 22, 2014


This week I have talked about crafting a ‘newsworthy’ story and about how to get it published via a press release. But, the process is not exactly as simple as uploading a press release into an email and clicking the ‘send’ button. I am going to spend this last post in the series discussing how […]

How to Write an Archaeology Press Release: Archaeology and the Press-Part 4

August 21, 2014


The first post in this series gave us a glimpse into the worker patterns of journalists, or close enough to it. You may have gone away from that post wondering how reporters handle writing 5 articles a day (approx 350 words x5 = 1750 perfectly spelled and grammar-checked words), usually about topics they are not […]

What Makes a Good News Story and Why Can’t Archaeologists Make Them- Archaeology and the Press Part 3

August 20, 2014


‘The Oldest Mummy’, ¬†‘Revolutionizing What We Though About the History of Toothpicks’, ‘The Largest Mesolithic House Found in Scotland- next to a street – between two houses – in the last 3 months’. We have all seen those news stories. In some cases they peaked out interest. In others, we kind of think, ‘….um, why […]

Interviewing with a reporter i.e. Fact First Aid: archaeology and the press part 2

August 19, 2014


It has happened! After years of slaving away, you get a call from a reporter interested in interviewing you about your work. What do you do? In this post I will take you through the dos and don’ts of interviewing with the press. Or, as I like to call it, Fact First Aid. Context Context […]

Archaeology and the Press: Part 1- Why does the news get it so, so, so, wrong?

August 18, 2014


Bad “news” articles are everywhere, but sometimes it seems like they are especially bad in archaeology. Bad articles can range from something as simple as the misspelling of a name to articles about how archaeologists recently discovered dinosaur bones in which the “archaeologists” interviewed are¬†actually an “experts” on UFO sightings. Even the best news sources […]

Disabilities in Public Archaeology

August 16, 2014


To finish out this week of posts on disabilities and Archaeology I took a look at disabilities in Public Archaeology and found some interesting trends that anyone involved in public archaeology should be aware of. (other posts in the series: disabilities in professional archaeology, dyslexia and archaeology, disabilities helping or hurting, disclosing disabilities to your […]

Disclosing Disability: Employment in Archaeology

August 14, 2014


So you are an archaeologist with a disability or an employer who might employ someone with a disability what do you do? Luckily, there is guidance available, the wonderful guide ‘Employing People with Disabilities: Good Practice Guidance for Archaeologists‘. Thank you to David at These Bones of Mine for alerting me to this great resource. […]