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The revolution will not be embargoed: My embargo manifesto, on Vox

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vox-logoI’ve finally done it: My embargo manifesto is live.

Today, Vox — thanks to Eliza Barclay and Julia Belluz — published “Why science news embargoes are bad for the public.” In its 2,000-plus words, I try to distill my thinking on embargoes, the Ingelfinger Rule, and the system that’s evolved around media coverage of science.

The title perhaps gives away the main thrust; here, in the parlance of journalism, is the nut graf: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

November 29, 2016 at 10:20 am

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