The Endocrine Society maintains a mailing list of emails from journalists who have requested early access to upcoming studies in the company`s journals and who have agreed to abide by the company`s embargo guidelines. Some reporters circumvent embargoes by interviewing a third-party source who is unaware of the embargo, allowing them to plausibly deny that they have broken the embargo. The content of the Endocrine Society press release and the studies presented are blocked until the date indicated in each press release. While the embargo is not dead, its definition has changed. An embargo now means an agreement with the media not to publish the news before the set date. The key word is “agreement.” The United Nations offers the possibility of imposing an embargo as a collective repressive measure against a particular country or country whose actions pose a threat to international security. Such restrictions may serve as a basis for the suspension or cessation of the performance of any or all of the specific obligations of certain countries, their organisations and their citizens. Consider the date and time. If you choose a date to lift the embargo, avoid competing with the important industry news expected that day. Also offer a consistent embargo period worldwide. Tuesday noon Eastern Time is Wednesday at 2.m a.m.
in Sydney, Australia. Several embargoes have in the past targeted the United States. In the 1970s, for example, the U.S. economy suffered from an oil embargo imposed by member countries of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). This special embargo has led to fuel shortages, rationing and higher gas prices. Recently, Ron Nixon, the New York Times homeland security correspondent, received an exclusive story that revealed that the Department of Health and Human Services had lost sight of nearly 1,500 migrant children. The catch? He could not immediately report it because he had agreed to a news embargo. Here is a New York Times article on news embargoes.
The information collected through the embargo acceptance agreement page is used to manage media embargo events. Be careful. The stakes are high. If done right, embargoes can improve relations with journalists and their publications. An effreme embargo will weigh on these relations. Embargoes are not a tool for media beginners. Some outlets have announced that they will not comply with embargoes. In the United States, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, a Treasury department, administers economic embargoes. The Office plays a central role in tracing and freezing sources of funding for terrorist and drug-related organizations….