Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

New York Times, researcher won’t face sanctions for breast cancer screening embargo break

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nytLast month, as Embargo Watch reported, a New York Times op-ed by Dartmouth’s Gil Welch broke the embargo on a study Welch and a colleague were publishing the next day in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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:

After careful analysis it appears to have been a combination of human error and a misunderstanding of the precise time of our embargo.  I have been in touch with the op-ed editors of the NYT to clarify our embargo policy.


Written by Ivan Oransky

January 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Perhaps the NYT is just too big to sanction.

    Michael Kenward

    January 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

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