German edition of “The Local” breaks PNAS embargo on “fluffy dinosaurs” accidentally
A German edition of an English-language international news site unintentionally broke the embargo on a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study of feathers and dinosaurs earlier today.
The study was embargoed until 3 p.m. Eastern, but The Local’s story went live at 17:17 Central European Time, almost four hours earlier.
Ann Griswold, of the PNAS news office, tells Embargo Watch:
The editor was working from a non-PNAS press release and misunderstood the timing of the embargo lift.
The site took down the story this afternoon, and reposted it at 3 p.m. Eastern when the embargo lifted.
Hat tip: Kate Travis