Most archeologists have had troubles with the media from time to time–once a project I was involved with got the headline “Founding Fathers Ate Possum off Fine China.” However, so far I’ve had great results from the Magnolia Banner-News–more specifically Banner-News reporter Jen Brady.
Ms. Brady did a great and detailed article on Frank Schambach’s retirement in the South Arkansas Sunday News (on Sunday the papers from Magnolia, El Dorado and Camden join forces to produce a respectably-sized Sunday paper) and she also gave us the most accurate article on the theft of 27 Caddo pots from our facility in August.
She has come through again with a front-page, over the fold article on the plans for the new SAU Museum. The article appeared in the Monday (09/25/06) issue of the Magnolia Banner-News. You can read a PDF of the article here.
I do have one concern about the Banner-News, however…If you look on the PDF….look at the story in the lower right-hand corner next to the Bruce Center article. This is a very brief article on the cross burning in Fouke, Arkansas that happened right as I was moving to southwestern Arkansas…..My concern?
Feel-good article on new museum=big article and full coverage
Article on someone having their civil rights violated a county away=very small AP blurb.