A set of studies of suicide among U.S. soldiers appearing in JAMA Psychiatry this week was originally embargoed for 4 p.m Eastern on Wednesday, March 5. But at 1:31 p.m. Eastern yesterday, March 3, Harvard Med’s press office sent their release around again, this time topped with: Read the rest of this entry »
Quid pro quo seemed to be alive and well at last night’s Brit Awards, featuring One Direction and Ellie Goulding — at least if the PR agency handling media for sponsor MasterCard had had their way.
The journal’s press office sent this email to its media list a few minutes before 11 a.m. Eastern yesterday, about four hours before the journal’s scheduled embargo time: Read the rest of this entry »
He wasn’t the only reporter angry at the NIH. Two Nature journalists retweeted him.
Here’s what happened: By February 3, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) had a bead on a partnership between the NIH and a group of drug companies to further research, and was ready to publish a story about it. But at 9:54 p.m. on February 3, the NIH sent this email to its press list: Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday, following a break by the Associated Press (AP), the Guttmacher Institute press office lifted the embargo early on a study showing that abortion rates had fallen to 1970s levels.
From a message sent by the Guttmacher Institute at 4:40 p.m. Eastern, more than seven hours before the scheduled embargo lift at 12:01 a.m.: Read the rest of this entry »
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.