On Thursday, I wrote about a troubling embargo policy at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) that forced reporters to agree not to seek outside comment on an investigation report before the embargo lifted, meaning only the CSB’s side of the story would make it into those first pieces.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a damning report last night about a fatal 2010 explosion at a Tesoro refinery in Washington State. But to get an embargoed copy of that report to prepare a story, journalists had to agree to some terms that should make most of us uncomfortable.
Here are those terms: Read the rest of this entry »
The Telegraph newspapers will lose access to embargoed content from Nature for a month, with one of their reporters losing that access for three months, following an embargo break earlier today on studies of a newer and faster way to create stem cells.
The story that broke the embargo, written by Sarah Knapton, has was removed temporarily from the newspaper’s site but has now reappeared.
Nature, which lifted the embargo early on the studies ahead of the usual 1 p.m. Eastern embargo, tells us: Read the rest of this entry »
Please note that the embargo on the Journal of Investigative Dermatology paper below is lifted, effective immediately, due to early reporting.
At the time, I wondered whether Welch and the Times would face sanctions. Now we have the answer.
JAMA’s editor-in-chief, Howard Bauchner, tells Embargo Watch: Read the rest of this entry »
Embargo breaks by Spanish, Chinese outlets force PNAS to lift embargo early for second time in two weeks
For the second week in a row, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted its embargo early after embargo breaks.
This week, it involved two studies. Here’s the email that went out to the journal’s media list at 11:25 a.m. Eastern today, some three and a half hours before the embargo was scheduled to lift:
Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following two papers. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: Read the rest of this entry »