Science reporters play the access game too: What embargoes have to do with Greenwald, Snowden, and Assange
Do science reporters, on a smaller scale, make the same kinds of deals for access as political reporters? Recent criticisms of Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange have led me to mull that question.
An email sent to media last week: Read the rest of this entry »
Due to a production scheduling error, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper.
Article #13-00759: “Induced Plant Defenses, Host-Pathogen Interactions, and Forest Insect Outbreaks,” by Bret D. Elderd et al.
PNAS tells us: Read the rest of this entry »
Embargo Watch readers are probably familiar with a lot of arguments against embargoes at this point, mostly about how they can restrict the flow of scientific information and give journals and other institutions too much control. But what about how practical they are for press officers who create them?
Last Wednesday, a longtime space writer email emailed Rick Fienberg, the press of officer and director of communications for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), confused about an embargo.
The AAS had passed along an embargoed European Space Agency (ESA) release about Hubble news for 9 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, August 15. But EurekAlert had the same news embargoed for 7 p.m. Eastern on the 14th. Read the rest of this entry »
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) puts out an annual report — along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — that ranks American states and the District of Columbia by obesity rates. The findings rely to a large extent on CDC data — that will be important in a moment — and the report was embargoed until next Tuesday, August 20, until last night, when TFAH sent this message to its media list: Read the rest of this entry »
A note to the Lancet Infectious Diseases press list yesterday: Read the rest of this entry »