Richard III & The News

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Interesting responses to the findings of Richard III – giving much insight into current media practices:

The find, announced on 4 February, triggered an avalanche of news and comment articles, shedding light on how universities are judged when they attempt to communicate major discoveries.

The vast majority of the coverage was positive, but there were those who were critical of Leicester, particularly of the decision to announce the findings of its archaeological team in a live televised press conference rather than first submit them to peer review.

Read full story… and now Winchester’s going to have a go!