Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Anniston Star rolls out the red carpet to welcome a T. Rex skeleton to local museum

As the Anniston Museum of Natural History in Alabama prepares to unveil its biggest visitor, a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, The Anniston Star has found some creative ways to cover the upcoming exhibit, "A T. Rex Named Sue" (pictured at left in a photo by Trent Penny). The newspaper has a special section set for Saturday, Sept. 20, the same day the exhibit opens to the public, but is using its Web site and accompanying blogs to offer information in the meantime.

The paper has devoted a section of its main site to coverage of the exhibit as well as links to more information about dinosaurs. On the "Behind the Star" blog, there are some funny video trailers made by staffers to promote the arrival of Sue. To view them, go here and here. In total, the Star has 12 blogs devoted to various subjects, from education to high school sports.

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