Trends in Federal Online Media Covering Archaeologogical Events of the Palaeometal Era in Russia and Worldwide

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Popular mentality has formed the modern image of archaeology mainly due to online media. This trend started at the end of the 19th – 20th centuries, when archaeology became part and parcel of news reporting. However, presently some new features are becoming ev­ident. Firstly, it is more rapid spread of information on archaeological findings and the re­sults of archaeological research. Secondly, the apparently “technical” style of presenting ar­chaeological information, which is meant mainly for the young. These processes are also accompanied with kind of biased broadcasting and certain amateurishness. A present-day assessment of online media allows us to compare the reality and a somewhat misrepresented picture created by media through spreading biased information on archaeological achieve­ments in Russia and abroad.

Keywords: Russian archaeology, foreign archaeology, federal online media, achieve­ments, archaeology as science.

Trends in Federal Online Media Covering Archaeologogical Events of the Palaeometal Era in Russia and Worldwide
References: Marina S. Bykova, Andrey P. Borodovsky Trends in Federal Online Media Covering Archaeologogical Events of the Palaeometal Era in Russia and Worldwide. Universum Humanitarium (En). 2, #2. С. 36–54.