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Embargoed Science

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The author explains the process behind science news: an elite few scholarly journals control press coverage embargo. This text surveys daily newspapers and relates interviews with reporters to examine the inner workings of the embargo and how it structures our understanding of news about science.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 11th 2006 by University of Illinois Press (first published August 7th 2006)
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Peter Dunn
Oct 15, 2016 Peter Dunn rated it it was ok
OK the book is a decade old now at the point at which I write this review, which might seem an eternity in this fast paced media world. However it still has some useful things to say about how the use of embargoes in science focused media relations, particularly in explaining the history of how that evolved.

The author clearly is no fan of embargoes, and he presents several very cogent arguments as to how they could be damaging to the coverage and public understanding of science. However he has l
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