Press embargo


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This is a proposed new standard glossary term. See this post for background on this review track. To comment on the term below either click the blue “Reply” button at the bottom or select a passage of text in the term and click the “Quote” pop-up to create a comment about that section only.

Short Definition: A request by a source that the information or news provided by that source not be published until a certain date or certain conditions have been met.

Extended Definition: A request by a source that the information or news provided by that source not be published until a certain date or certain conditions have been met. In journalism and public relations, a news embargo or press embargo is a request by a source that the information or news provided by that source not be published until a certain date or certain conditions have been met. They are often used by businesses making a product announcement, by medical journals, and by government officials announcing policy initiatives. The media is given advance knowledge of details being held secret so that reports can be prepared to coincide with the announcement date and yet still meet press time.

Synonyms: press embargo, news embargo, Media embargo

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Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/News_embargo

Term Lead: Allison McCaig


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It might help to tie this in more closely with academic publishing and OA. For example Cambridge’s page covers it well, http://osc.cam.ac.uk/open-access/share-your-research/respecting-press-embargoes.


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