[ASC-list] Embargoed news

Susannah Eliott SEliott at aussmc.org
Mon Mar 19 03:28:57 UTC 2012

Hi Susan,
Most organisations understand that journalists will seek input from other experts while working on an embargoed story and that this involves showing embargoed material to experts in confidence. This is certainly understood by journals that we work with. One of the important concepts behind an embargo is to enable journalists to do the research needed (including talking to a range of experts) to cover the story properly.

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Subject: [ASC-list] Embargoed news

Hi All,

When a news item is embargoed am I able to show the embargoed item to other experts to get their input prior to the embargo date?


Susan Kirk   
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