|More to archaeological articles in newspapers than meets the eye...|
'Archaeology and the Press: Part 1- Why does the news get it so, so, so, wrong?' Posted on August 18, 2014
'Interviewing with a reporter i.e. Fact First Aid: archaeology and the press part 2' August 19, 2014
'What Makes a Good News Story and Why Can’t Archaeologists Make Them- Archaeology and the Press Part 3' August 20, 2014
'How to Write an Archaeology Press Release: Archaeology and the Press-Part 4', August 21, 2014
'Pitching Your Archaeology News to the Press: Archaeology and the Press- Part 5' August 22, 2014
[There are also several articles on publication and self-publishing on the blog which might be of interest: here, here, here, here].
It would be really worthwhile Doug working these texts up into a brochure which could be published by one of the archaeological bodies for all archaeologists to have stashed away in the site hut. Almost all of us have to deal with the press and the problems caused by media-garble that misrepresents what we are doing and trying to achieve, Doug's summary here can help deal with part of the problem.