Due to circumstances beyond our control we are lifting embargoes on all European Cancer Congress press releases as of now. The abstracts are all online now, including late-breaking abstracts. They can be found here:
Therefore, for the remainder of the Congress we will email out the rest of our press releases either on the day of presentation to the congress or the press conference (whichever is earlier) and they will be for immediate release.
What happened? ECCO tells Embargo Watch: Read the rest of this entry »
Soon after I launched Embargo Watch in early 2010, various reporters and public affairs officers have asked me to gather the various “rules” I’ve suggested for embargoes into one place, using vignettes that illustrate how they’ve been broken. That always felt like a good idea, but not one I ever found time for.
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 »