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Archive for October 2016

Reuters breaks Lancet embargo

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logo_lancetThe Lancet lifted an embargo early on Thursday, following a break.

From an email sent out to The Lancet press list at 7:02 a.m. UK time Thursday morning: Read the rest of this entry »


Written by Ivan Oransky

October 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

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Embargo on overdrinking proves hard to swallow for university press release

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32.coverThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo early Friday on a paper scheduled for release today, after a university jumped the gun with a press release.

From a note sent to the PNAS media list Friday: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

October 10, 2016 at 10:02 am

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EurekAlert! back online, weeks after hacking incident

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EurekAlert_StackedLogo_Wht-RedBoxA number of science journalists may be breathing a big sigh of relief this afternoon, if they check their inboxes.

Nineteen days after going dark because it was hacked, the embargoed section of the EurekAlert! press release service is back online.

The site was taken offline late on the night of September 13 because of an “aggressive attack on September 9” in which usernames and passwords were compromised. Eventually, two embargoed press releases went out prematurely.

Today, Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

October 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Posted in eurekalert policy