Negative Experiences in Television Programming: A View from the Other Side

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Many professional archaeologists will engage with television. There seems to be little guidance- other than trial and error and personal communications - for navigating interactions with media production companies. Here, through a series of informal questions and answers, I present some issues with which one might be confronted in such engagements. I base my discussions on personal experience, literature, and conversations with experienced colleagues. A key point is that media production companies' agendas and priorities often differ from those of archaeologists. While the article draws on experiences from Europe and North America, it has relevance for archaeologists working with television everywhere.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)243-263
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Media
  • Ethics
  • Television programming
  • Archaeology

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