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

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 experts in or know nothing about, research those 5 articles, and answer 100+ emails and calls a day? 1,811 more words

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

‘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’. 1,359 more words

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New Journal Alert: Analog Game Studies

Over the past year I’ve been learning some great lessons about interdisciplinarity through conversations with a great group of scholars interested in analog games (centrally, but not solely, RPGs).  491 more words

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

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? 1,307 more words

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Even if their immediate purposes are non-political, phenomena like Uber and Bitcoin are rewiring the social world in ways that allow the powerful to be sidestepped.

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Anthropology in Outerspace

TGA’s exciting new fall series will examine representations of anthropology in science-fiction. Emma, Marie-Pierre and Rayna will discuss cases from various TV series, movies and books and what they reveal about popular perceptions on this science and its branches (archeology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and sociocultural anthropology). 138 more words

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

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. 1,507 more words

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